LACKEY v. TEMPLETON

No. 09-17-00183-CV.

ANN ADKISSON LACKEY, ET AL., Appellants, v. LINDA TEMPLETON, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE IN THE WILL OF DOYLE WADE TEMPLETON, ET AL., Appellees.

Court of Appeals of Texas, Ninth District, Beaumont.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lindsey B. Whisenhant , Vincent L. Marable, III , for Linda Templeton, Appellee.

Michael T. Morgan , for Nathan Clay Carpenter, Appellant.

John F. Carroll , for Barry Coates Roberts Trust, Appellant.

Michael T. Morgan , for Richard Thorpe, Appellant.

Krystal E. Riley , Brent Lee Watkins , for N.D. Williams, Appellant.

Levon G. Hovnatanian , Robert Owen , Phillip D. Sharp , for Kodiak Resources, Inc., Appellant.

John F. Carroll , for Jenny Roberts Schimpff Trust, Appellant.

John F. Carroll , for Lisa Stieren Hardeman Trust, Appellant.

Levon G. Hovnatanian , Robert Owen , Phillip D. Sharp , for BBX Operating, LLC, Appellant.

Krystal E. Riley , Brent Lee Watkins , for Kathryn Williams, Appellant.

John F. Carroll , for Orange River Royalties, LLP, Appellant.

John Sullivan , Manuel Lopez , Robert M. Roach, Jr. , for BP America Production Company, Appellant.

E. Wade Carpenter , David B. Gaultney , Patricia D. Chamblin , Brian E. Armstrong , for Jean F. Beal, Appellant.

E. Wade Carpenter , Brian E. Armstrong , David B. Gaultney , Patricia D. Chamblin , for Stewart R. Hoyt, Appellant.

Michael T. Morgan , for Margaret Adkisson Messinger, Appellant.

Michael T. Morgan , for Ann Adkisson Lackey, Appellant.

Michael T. Morgan , for Charles Albert Adkinson, Appellant.

Michael T. Morgan , for Carol Carpenter Wood, Appellant.

David B. Gaultney , Brian E. Armstrong , Patricia D. Chamblin , E. Wade Carpenter , for Sally Bennet, Appellant.

Brian E. Armstrong , E. Wade Carpenter , Patricia D. Chamblin , David B. Gaultney , for Marjorie Hayt Monts, Appellant.

John F. Carroll , for Barry Coates Roberts, Appellant.

John F. Carroll , for George L. Stieren Tust, Appellant.

Robert Owen , Levon G. Hovnatanian , Phillip D. Sharp , for Border to Border Exploration, LLC, Appellant.

John F. Carroll , for Wendy Stieren Wirth Trust, Appellant.

E. Wade Carpenter , Brian E. Armstrong , Patricia D. Chamblin , David B. Gaultney , for William C. Hoyt, Appellant.

Joe Glenn Kahla , for Lee Ellen Kahla, Appellee.

John F. Carroll , for Amy E. Stieren Trust, Appellant.

John F. Carroll , for Catherine G. Roberts Trust, Appellant.

John F. Carroll , for Kelly Stieren Daniell Trust, Appellant.

Before Kreger, Horton, and Johnson, JJ.


ORDER

PER CURIAM:

In a suggestion of jurisdictional defect, appellant, BP America Production Company, contends the trial court's April 19, 2017 severance order failed to dispose of all of the claims before the trial court. The order states in part that "[t]he purpose of this Order of Severance and Order of Abatement is to render final for purposes of appeal all previous orders signed by the Court in this case, Cause No. 34173." Upon review of the clerk's records and considering the parties' arguments concerning the finality of the order signed on April 19, 2017, we conclude that the trial court severed the appellees' claims for attorney's fees under the Declaratory Judgment Act and the appellees' non-Declaratory Judgment Act claims into a separate case and that the order of April 19, 2017 finally disposed of the appellees' requests for affirmative relief under the Declaratory Judgment Act in Cause Number 34173. We further conclude that the trial court's intent to finally dispose of the case is unequivocally expressed in the words of the order itself. See Lehmann v. Har-Con Corp., 39 S.W.3d 191, 200, 205 (Tex. 2001). Accordingly, we have jurisdiction over this appeal with respect to the orders the trial court rendered on the appellees' declaratory judgment actions. At this time we neither consider nor decide whether rendition of a final judgment was proper.


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