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S. UNION CO. v. CITY OF EDINBURG, 01-0785

In an action arising out of a dispute over a franchise agreement, gas purchased by consumers within the city from companies affiliated with defendants is not subject to the franchise tax under Ordinance No. 1129 based on a theory of "single business enterprise."

Appellate Information

  • Argued 11/20/2002
  • Decided 10/31/2003
  • Published 10/31/2003

Judges

  • Justice OWEN delivered the opinion of the Court.

Court

  • Supreme Court of Texas

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Nancy R. Hudson, for Amicus Curiae Texans for Reasonable Legal Fe., Joe R. Greenhill, for Amicus Curiae Texas Civil Justice League., Luther H. Soules, III, Jerry J. Fulton, Eduardo R. Rodriguez, Paul D. Andrews, Sara Murray, B. Mills Latham, James P. Wallace, Reagan W. Simpson, for other interested parties., David C. Garza, for Mercado Gas Services, Inc., J.A. (Tony) Canales, E. Lee Parsley, for Rio Grande Valley Gas Company., Daniel W. Bishop, Jerry K. Clements, for Southern Union Company., Christina Carlson Dodds, Cynthia Keely Timms, E. Lee Parsley, for Southern Union Gas Company., Russell S. Post, Jennifer Bruch Hogan, Benjamin L. Hall, III, Elizabeth B. Hawkins, John R. Leach, III, Dana C. Livingston Cobb, Robert M. Roach, Jr., Sheryl A. Scott, J. Brett Busby, for City of Edinburg.

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