Appellate case number: 01-18-00588-CV
ORDER OF ABATEMENT Trial court case number: CI54724 Trial court: County Court at Law No. 1 and Probate Court of Brazoria County
Relators, Gordon Parsons and Beverly Parsons, filed a petition for writ of mandamus seeking to vacate the Honorable Jerri Lee Mills's June 27, 2018 "Order Denying Plaintiff's Motion to Reopen Discovery, Motion to Remove Suit from Expedited-Actions Process and Motion to Supplement Expert Discovery," and to issue an order granting those motions. Pursuant to Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 7.2(b), the Court "must abate[s] the [original] proceeding to allow the successor to reconsider the original party's decision." TEX. R. APP. P. 7.2(b). The petition is abated and remanded.
(1) Within 30 days of the date of this order, relators are directed to obtain a hearing date, if necessary, from the trial court coordinator and to notify all parties of such date. The hearing shall be set for a date no later than 40 days after the date of this order. The trial court coordinator shall advise the Clerk of this Court of the hearing date as soon as it is set; and
(2) Within 45 days of the date of this order, the district clerk is directed to file a supplemental clerk's record and reporter's record, if any, with the ruling by the successor, the Honorable Greg Hill.
This case is abated, treated as a closed case, and removed from this Court's active docket. This original proceeding will be reinstated on this Court's active docket when the successor respondent has reconsidered the original respondent's decision and either party informs the Clerk of this Court of the ruling with a certified copy of the order. This Court will also consider a motion to reinstate by either party.
It is so ORDERED. Judge's signature: /s/ Laura C. Higley
[×] Acting individually [ ] Acting for the Court Date: December 6, 2018