With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court released its fall argument calendar through mid-November.

The Court also formally accepted the Fifth Circuit’s invitation to answer a certified question about whether an insurer must cover mental anguish claims under a business’s liability policy.

Oral Arguments

September 13, 2011

  • Thota: rescheduled for November 10, 2011

  • The Finance Commission of Texas, The Credit Union Commission of Texas, and Texas Bankers Association v. Valerie Norwood, et al., No. 10-0121

  • Basith Ghazali, M.D. v. Patricia Brown No. 10-0232

September 14, 2011

  • City of Austin v. Harry M. Whittington, et al., No. 10-0316: rescheduled for December 6, 2011

  • Texas Department of Public Safety v. Caruana, No. 10-0321

  • Texas Department of Insurance, Hon. Mike Geeslin, Danny Saenz v. American National Insurance Co. and Americpublic/docketan Life Insurance Co., No. 10-0374 (Justice Hecht not sitting)

September 15, 2011

  • Prarie View A&M University v. Diljit K. Chata, No. 10-0353

  • Atmos Energy Corporation, Centerpoint Energy Resources Corp. and Texas Gas Service Co., v. The Cities of Allen, et al., No. 10-0375

  • El Apple I, Ltd. v. Myriam Olivas, No. 10-0490

October 4, 2011

  • SafeShred, Inc. v. Louis Martinez, III, No. 10-0426

  • Shell Oil Company, et al. v. Ralph Ross, No. 10-0429

  • Weeks Marine, Inc. v. Maximino Garza, No. 10-0435

October 5, 2011

  • Natural Gas Pipeline Co. v. William Justiss, et al., No. 10-0451

  • Hearts Bluff Game Ranch, Inc. v. The State of Texas and the Texas Water Development Board, No. 10-0491

  • Matthew W. Wasserman, M.D. v. Christina Bergeron Gugel, No. 10-0513

October 6, 2011

  • Port Elevator-Brownsville, LLC v. Rogelio Casados and Rafaela Casados, No. 10-0523

  • In re United Scaffolding, Inc., No. 10-0526

  • Rusk State Hospital v. Dennis Black and Pam Black, No. 10-0548

November 8, 2011

  • Texas West Oaks Hospital, LP and Texas Hospital Holdings, LLC v. Frederick Williams, No. 10-0603

  • In re the Commitment of Michael Bohannan, No. 10-0605

  • Texas Electric Utility Construction, Ltd. v. Infrasource Underground Construction Services, LLC, No. 10-0628

November 9, 2011

  • Kerry Heckman, et al. v. Williamson County, et al., No. 10-0671

  • In re Frank Kent Motor Co. d/b/a Frank Kent Cadillac, No. 10-0687

  • Jack Edward Milner v. Vicki Ann Milner, No. 10-0776

November 10, 2011

  • Venkateswarlu Thota, M.D. and North Texas Cardiology Center v. Margaret Young, No. 09-0079 [Rescheduled from September 13, 2011]

  • In re XL Specialty Insurance Co. and Cambridge Integrated Services Group, Inc., No. 10-0960

  • Nicholas Traxler v. Entergy Gulf States, Inc., No. 10-0970