Petition for Writ of Mandamus Denied and Memorandum Opinion filed April 26,
Fourteenth Court of Appeals
IN RE WILMA REYNOLDS, Relator
WRIT OF MANDAMUS
300th District Court
Brazoria County, Texas
Trial Court Cause No. 48170
On April 24, 2012, relator Wilma Reynolds filed a petition for writ of mandamus in
this court. See Tex. Govâ€™t Code Â§ 22.221; see also Tex. R. App. P. 52. Relator seeks to
have this court compel the respondent, the Honorable Daniel R. Sklar, a visiting judge
assigned to the 300th District Court of Brazoria County, to set aside his April 23, 2012
orders denying relatorâ€™s motions for enforcement of discovery requests and to require the
appearance of a witness, Mark Hansen, at a pre-trial hearing and/or trial. Relator also asks
that we direct the respondent to enforce Rule 11 agreements signed November 9, 2011.
Mandamus is an extraordinary remedy that will issue only if (1) the trial court
clearly abused its discretion and (2) the party requesting mandamus relief has no adequate
remedy by appeal. In re Prudential Ins. Co. of Am., 148 S.W.3d 124, 135â€“36 (Tex. 2004).
We determine the adequacy of an appellate remedy by balancing the benefits of mandamus
review against its detriments. Id. at 136.
Relator has not established that she is entitled to mandamus relief. Accordingly,
we deny relatorâ€™s petition for writ of mandamus.
Panel consists of Chief Justice Hedges and Justices Seymore and Brown.