On Appeal from the 11th District Court Harris County, Texas Trial Court Cause No. 2011-26253
On January 17, 2014, appellant filed an agreed motion to abate this appeal so that the parties may continue settlement negotiations. We GRANT the motion and issue the following order:
The court ORDERS the appeal ABATED and the appellate deadlines are suspended until January 31, 2014, or until further order of this court. Within five days after January 31, 2014, the parties are to notify the court if (1) they have settled, (2) they need additional time for resolution; or (3) they have reached an impasse.
If the parties are successful in their settlement negotiations, the court ORDERS the parties to file a motion to dismiss the appeal, other dispositive motion, or a motion for additional time to file the dispositive motion, within seven days after the end if the abatement period. If no settlement agreement is reached, appellant's brief shall be due seven days after the end of the abatement period.
The appeal is ABATED, treated as a closed case, and removed from this court's active docket until January 31, 2014, or until further order of this court. Any party may file a motion stating grounds for reinstating the appeal before the end of the abatement period. Any party may also file a motion to dismiss the appeal or other dispositive motion at ...