City of El Paso v. Max Grossman Appeal from 384th District Court of El Paso County (memorandum opinion per curiam)

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COURT OF APPEALS EIGHTH DISTRICT OF TEXAS EL PASO, TEXAS § MAX GROSSMAN, § No. 08-19-00277-CV § Appeal from the v. § 384th District Court CITY OF EL PASO, § of El Paso County, Texas § (TC# 2017-DCV2528) Appellant, Appellee. § MEMORANDUM OPINION ON ORDER On October 24, 2019, Max Grossman filed an interlocutory appeal of the 384th District Court’s order denying his application for a temporary injunction in Trial Court Case No. 2017DCV2528. That appeal was docketed in this Court as Grossman v. City of El Paso, Cause No. 0819-00272-CV. On October 30, 2019, the City of El Paso filed a “Cross-Notice of Accelerated Appeal” challenging the 384th District Court’s order denying the City’s plea to the jurisdiction, also in Trial Court Case No. 2017-DCV2528. That appeal was docketed in this Court as City of El Paso v. Grossman, Cause No. 08-19-00277-CV. The City has moved to consolidate Cause No. 08-19-00277-CV and Cause No. 08-1900272-CV into one appeal. Grossman opposes the City’s motion to consolidate. We find good 1 cause to consolidate the two appeals into one appeal. As such, the City’s motion to consolidate these two appeals is GRANTED. Therefore, it is ORDERED that Cause No. 08-19-00277-CV be consolidated with Cause No. 08-19-00272-CV. We direct the Clerk of the Court to remove all documents from Cause No. 08-19-00277-CV and refile them in Cause No. 08-19-00272-CV. It is further ORDERED that all future pleadings be filed in and bear only Cause No. 0819-00272-CV. The consolidated proceedings will be captioned Grossman v. City of El Paso. Grossman will be referred to as the Appellant/Cross-Appellee. The City of El Paso will be referred to as the Appellee/Cross-Appellant. It is further ORDERED that Local Rule 1 dealing with briefs in cross-appeals will generally apply to these proceedings. The Court’s previous briefing schedule is hereby WITHDRAWN. A modified briefing schedule superseding our prior briefing schedule will follow in the coming days once the status of the record is finally established. This order is limited solely to the issue of the City’s motion to consolidate, is solely administrative in nature, and deals only with those issues explicitly mentioned herein. All other previous orders issued by this Court in Cause Nos. 08-19-00272-CV and 08-19-00277-CV, including orders related to emergency relief and record deadlines, remain in effect. Finally, the Court observes that by virtue of this consolidation action, it is unnecessary to keep the case file in Cause No. 08-19-00277-CV open, since all matters that were originally docketed to be heard in that cause number have been re-docketed and will now be heard in Cause No. 08-19-00272-CV. As such, this Court ORDERS that Cause No. 08-19-00277-CV be dismissed for administrative purposes due to consolidation. See Jones v. Powers, No. 08-1900196-CV, 2019 WL 3491936, at *1 (Tex.App.--El Paso Aug. 1, 2019, no pet.)(mem. op.). 2 November 27, 2019 PER CURIAM Before Alley, C.J., Rodriguez and Palafox, JJ. 3