Patton v. Patton (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] July 30, 2009)(per curiam dismissal of appeal after
conclusion of bankruptcy and notice to parties; stay was in effect)
DISMISSED: Per Curiam
Before Justices Anderson, Guzman and Boyce
14-05-00803-CV Laura A. Patton v. Jimmy R. Patton
Appeal from 246th District Court of Harris County
Dismissed and Memorandum Opinion filed July 30, 2009.
Fourteenth Court of Appeals
LAURA A. PATTON, Appellant
JIMMY R. PATTON, Appellee
On Appeal from the 246th District Court
Harris County, Texas
Trial Court Cause No. 04-59141
M E M O R A N D U M O P I N I O N
This is an appeal from a judgment signed June 24, 2005. On December 8, 2005, this court
abated the appeal because appellant petitioned for voluntary bankruptcy in the United States
Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, under cause number 05-94171. See Tex.
R. App. P. 8.2.
Through the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system, the court has learned
that the bankruptcy case was closed on March 29, 2006. The parties failed to advise this court
of the bankruptcy court action.
On June 25, 2009, this court issued an order stating that unless any party to the appeal filed a
motion demonstrating good cause to retain the appeal within twenty days of the date of the
order, this appeal would be dismissed for want of prosecution. See Tex. R. App. P. 42.3(b). No
response was filed.
Accordingly, we reinstate the appeal and order it dismissed.
Panel consists of Justices Anderson, Guzman and Boyce.