Friday, August 31, 2007

Parties failed to comply with mediation order - appeal dismissed

Houston's Fourteenth Court of Appeals dismisses appeal because the parties ignored the court's mediation order and did report back on whether the case had settled. Luis Rey Flores v. Patricia Flores, No. 14-06-01059-CV (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Aug. 30, 2007)(Per Curiam)(order to compel mediation)(Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Brock Yates and Frost) Appeal from County Court at Law of Waller County On Appeal from the County Court at Law Waller County, Texas Trial Court Cause No. 98-03-14479 M E M O R A N D U M O P I N I O N This is an appeal from a judgment signed August 3, 2006. On February 15, 2007, this court ordered the parties to mediation. On July 19, 2007, notification was transmitted to all parties of the Court's intent to dismiss the appeal for failing to comply with this court's order of May 31, 2007, which ordered the parties to conduct mediation and advise the court in writing whether the case settled within thirty days of the order. See Tex. R. App. P. 42.3(c). No response was filed. Accordingly, the appeal is ordered dismissed. PER CURIAM Judgment rendered and Memorandum Opinion filed August 30, 2007. Panel consists of Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Yates and Frost. Do Not Publish.

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