BROWN Adm'r et al v. PARKS et al. (Two cases consolidated.)

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BROWN Adm'r et al v. PARKS et al. (Two cases consolidated.)
1921 OK 24
195 P. 133
80 Okla. 184
Case Number: 11714
Decided: 01/25/1921
Supreme Court of Oklahoma

BROWN, Adm'r, et al.
v.
PARKS et al. (Two cases consolidated.)

Syllabus

¶0 1. Appeal and Error--Case-Made--Extension of Time--Power of Assigned District Judge. A district judge assigned to hold court outside of his district has no authority, after the expiration of the time fixed in the order of assignment, to grant an extension of time for preparing and serving case-made in a case tried before him under such assignment.
2. Appeal and Error--Time for Proceeding--Dismissal. Where a proceeding in error is not filed in this court until after the expiration of six months from the date of judgment or order appealed from, it will be dismissed for want of jurisdiction.

Burt & Keenan, for plaintiffs in error.
Irwin Donovan and Thrift & Davenport, for defendants in error.

HARRISON, C. J.

¶1 The questions for determination here are presented in motion of defendants in error to dismiss the appeal. It appears that the case-made was not served, signed, and settled within the time fixed by the trial judge for serving, signing, and settling same. It does appear, however, that the judge who tried the case made an order extending the time for service and settlement of case-made, but it appears also that he was not the regular judge of the district in which the case was tried, but was a judge who had been assigned to such district from another district, and that he made said order of extension after his term of assignment had expired. A district judge assigned to hold court outside of his district has no authority, after the expiration of the time fixed in the order of assignment, to grant an extension of time for preparing and serving case-made, in a case tried before him under such assignment. First State Bank of Mt. Park v. School District 65, 63 Okla. 233, 164 P. 102; McGuire v. McGuire, 78 Okla. 164, 189 P. 193. It appears also that final judgment overruling demurrer to the evidence and motion for new trial was rendered January 29, 1920, and that petition in error and purported case-made were not filed in this court until September 16, 1920, more than six months from date of final judgment. Therefore this court is without jurisdiction to determine any questions which might otherwise be determined on transcript. Chapter 18, Session Laws 1910-11; Thomason et al. v. Champlin, 43 Okla. 86, 141 P. 411. It follows, therefore, that the appeal must be dismissed, and it is so ordered.