For the week of September 12, 2011, the Dallas Court of Appeals issued eight opinions in civil cases. Five of these dispose of a case without a detailed discussion of the merits (e.g., dismissing a case for want of prosecution, dismissing a case for mootness, dismissing a case pursuant to settlement). The remaining three cases are as follows:
Adeyemi v. Federal Nat’l Mortgage Ass’n (05-11-00574-CV) – Recites well-established rule that a case becomes moot if, at any stage during the proceedings, a controversy ceases to exist between the parties.
In re J.C.R. (05-11-00510-CV) – Recites well-established rule that, without a timely notice of appeal, an appellate court has no jurisdiction over the appeal.
State ex rel. A.B. (05-11-00655-CV) – Recites well-established (1) definition of “clear and convincing evidence”; (2) standard for reviewing legal sufficiency of evidence; and (3) standard for reviewing factual sufficiency of evidence.