Court of Appeals of Texas, Eighth District, EL Paso
Appeal from the 243rd District Court of El Paso County, Texas (TC# 2008-3813)
Before McClure, C.J., Rivera and Rodriguez, JJ.
Pending before the Court is a joint motion to extend time to abate the appeal pending the rescheduled mediation. On October 28, 2013, the Court granted the parties' motion to abate the appeal until December 6, 2013 for mediation. It was necessary, however, for the parties to reschedule the mediation for January 30, 2014. Accordingly, we GRANT the joint motion and extend the abatement until February 7, 2014 in order for the parties to mediate the case.
The Court further ORDERS that the mediation be held within the time period agreed upon by the parties as set forth in their joint motion. All parties or their representative with full settlement authority shall attend the mediation process, with their counsel of record. The mediator and parties shall file a report of the completion of mediation no later than February 7, 2014 advising the Court of:
• full, partial, or no resolution of the case;
• whether further negotiations are planned; and
• compensation paid to the mediator and by whom.
In the event no further negotiations are planned and there is no resolution, or a partial resolution of the case occurs, the parties will file a motion with this Court requesting that the Court issue an order reestablishing the appellate timetable. This motion will accompany the above-mentioned mediation report.
The Court further ORDERS, in the event of full resolution of the issues in this case, that the parties file a joint dispositive motion within ten ...