Vision Ads Inc and Abovo Corporation v. Rosa Perez-Almaraz Appeal from 192nd Judicial District Court of Dallas County (memorandum opinion)

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DISMISS and Opinion Filed November 20, 2018 S In The Court of Appeals Fifth District of Texas at Dallas No. 05-18-01084-CV VISION ADS INC. AND ABOVO CORPORATION, Appellants V. ROSA PEREZ-ALMARAZ, Appellee On Appeal from the 192nd Judicial District Court Dallas County, Texas Trial Court Cause No. DC-18-01524 MEMORANDUM OPINION Before Chief Justice Wright, Justice Evans, and Justice Brown Opinion by Chief Justice Wright By letter dated October 29, 2018, the Court questioned its jurisdiction over this appeal because it appeared the notice of appeal was untimely. We instructed appellants to file, within ten days, a letter brief addressing this Court’s jurisdiction and cautioned them that failure to comply may result in dismissal of the appeal. As of today’s date, appellants have not complied. When a timely motion for new trial is filed, a notice of appeal is due 90 days, or with an extension motion, 105 days after the date the judgment is signed. See TEX. R. APP. P. 26.1(a), 26.3. Without a timely notice of appeal, this Court lacks jurisdiction. See id. 25.1(b). Appellee sued appellants and an individual defendant. On April 27, 2018, the trial court signed both an order of nonsuit as to the individual defendant and a default judgment against appellants. Appellants filed a timely motion for new trial. Accordingly, the notice of appeal was due July 26, 2018, or with an extension motion, August 10, 2018. Appellants filed their notice of appeal on September 15, 2018. Because appellants failed to timely file a notice of appeal, this Court lacks jurisdiction over the appeal. We dismiss the appeal for want of jurisdiction. See TEX. R. APP. P. 42.3(a). /Carolyn Wright/ CAROLYN WRIGHT CHIEF JUSTICE 181084F.P05 –2– S Court of Appeals Fifth District of Texas at Dallas JUDGMENT VISION ADS INC. AND ABOVO CORPORATION, Appellants No. 05-18-01084-CV On Appeal from the 192nd Judicial District Court, Dallas County, Texas Trial Court Cause No. DC-18-01524. Opinion delivered by Chief Justice Wright. Justices Evans and Brown participating. V. ROSA PEREZ-ALMARAZ, Appellee In accordance with this Court’s opinion of this date, the appeal is DISMISSED. It is ORDERED that appellee ROSA PEREZ-ALMARAZ recover her costs of this appeal from appellants VISION ADS INC. AND ABOVO CORPORATION. Judgment entered November 20, 2018. –3–