Due diligence is required in seeking mandamus relief. That alone will not guarantee success, of course; but if you wait too long before deciding to complain about the trial court judge in the court of appeals, you may as well forget it.
Accordingly, we deny Cox's petition for writ of mandamus and lift the stay entered on September 26, 2012.
SOURCE: HOUSTON COURT OF APPEALS FIRST DISTRICT - No. 01-12-00879-CV - 3/7/2013