Dallas Court of Appeals cases for the week of September 12, 2011

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.