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Cook Children’s Medical Center v. T.L.

Petition for certiorari denied on January 11, 2021
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-651 Tex. App. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issue: Whether, despite the lack of any state involvement, participation, coercion, input or control of any kind, a private hospital is nevertheless a state actor because state law creates a safe harbor for those who conduct a private internal review to determine private medical care in a private facility.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 10 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 14, 2020)
Nov 17 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 14, 2020 to December 21, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 18 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 21, 2020
Nov 24 2020Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Cook Children's Medical Center
Dec 14 2020Brief amici curiae of Texas Alliance for Life, et al. filed.
Dec 18 2020Brief of respondents T.L., a Minor, and Mother, T.L., on her behalf in opposition filed.
Dec 20 2020Waiver of the 14-day waiting period for the distribution of the petition under 15.5 filed.
Dec 23 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.
Dec 23 2020Reply of petitioner Cook Children's Medical Center filed. (Distributed)
Jan 11 2021Petition DENIED.