What is the difference between “petition filed” and “petition pending”?
A case’s petition history is “petition filed” when the petition for review has been timely filed with the Texas Supreme Court, but the Supreme Court has not yet taken any action on the petition (e.g., the Supreme Court has not yet requested that the parties file “briefs on the merits”). Petition filed is also known as “pet. filed.” A case’s petition history is “petition pending” when the Texas Supreme Court has requested that the parties file “briefs on the merits” (also known as “merits briefs” or “full briefing”) but has not granted the petition. Petition pending is also known as “pet. pending.”