The Texas Supreme Court has front-loaded its argument calendar this year, with two weeks of arguments scheduled for September.

This first week marks the first argument sitting for Justice Busby and the first for Justice Bland since 2006, when she was chosen to sit by designation in a case that was re-argued after two of the regular justices had recused themselves (Hyundai Motor Company and Hyundai Motor America, Inc. v. Victor Manuel Vasquez, and Brenda Suarez Vasquez, individually and on behalf of the Estate of Alyssa Amber Vasquez, No. 03-0914 ).

Set for Argument
Week of September 16, 2019
Tuesday Sep 17
  • ConocoPhillips Company, Rodolfo C. Ramirez, individually and as Independent Administrator of the Estate of Ileana Ramirez, and El Milagro Minerals, Ltd. v. Leon Oscar Ramirez, Jr., Individually, and Jesus M. Dominguez, as Guardian of the Estate of Minerva Clementina Ramirez, an Incapacitated Person (No. 17-0822)
    Attorneys Fees •  Oil And Gas •  Wills
  • George P. Bush, As the Land Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office v. Lone Oak Club, LLC (No. 18-0264)
    Water Law
  • Ladonna Degan; Ric Terrones; John McGuire; Reed Higgins; Mike Gurley; Larry Eddington; Steven McBride v. the Board of Trustees of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System (No. 19-0234)
    Public Employees •  State Constitution
Wednesday Sep 18
  • San Antonio River Authority v. Austin Bridge & Road, L.P. and Hayward Baker Inc. (No. 17-0905)
    Arbitration •  Local Immunity
  • In re Comaneche Turner, as Natural Parent and Next Friend of M.T., a minor (No. 18-0102)
    Discovery •  Med Mal
  • Nathan Robinson and Misti Robinson, individually and as Representatives of All Persons Similarly Situated v. Home Owners Management Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Home of Texas and Warranty Underwriters Insurance Company (No. 18-0504)
    Arbitration •  Class Actions
    November 22: Majority (Guzman)
Thursday Sep 19
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., Warner Bros. Technical Operations, Inc. d/b/a Warner Bros. Advanced Digital Services; TMZ Productions, Inc.; EHM Production, Inc. d/b/a TMZ; TMZ.com; and Elizabeth McKernan v. Robert Jones (No. 18-0068)
    TCPA •  Defamation
  • In re R.R.K., a child (No. 18-0273)
    Appellate Rules •  Child Custody •  Finality
    December 13: Majority (Bland)
  • Creative Oil & Gas Operating, LLC v. Lona Hills Ranch, LLC (No. 18-0656)
    TCPA •  Free Speech •  Right To Petition