Christopher Columbus v. Frontier Contract Services, LLC Appeal from 333rd District Court of Harris County (memorandum opinion per curiam)

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Dismissed and Memorandum Opinion filed July 20, 2017. In The Fourteenth Court of Appeals NO. 14-16-00831-CV CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, Appellant V. FRONTIER CONTRACT SERVICES, LLC, Appellee On Appeal from the 333rd District Court Harris County, Texas Trial Court Cause No. 2016-18387 MEMORANDUM OPINION This is an attempted appeal from an order signed September 23, 2016 granting a partial summary judgment. The order expressly reserved the movant’s right to prove attorney’s fees in a future motion or at trial. Appellant filed a notice of appeal October 17, 2016. Generally, appeals may be taken only from final judgments. Lehmann v. Har-Con Corp., 39 S.W.3d 191, 195 (Tex. 2001). When orders do not dispose of all pending parties and claims, the orders remain interlocutory and unappealable until final judgment is rendered unless a statutory exception applies. Bally Total Fitness Corp. v. Jackson, 53 S.W.3d 352, 352 (Tex. 2001); Jack B. Anglin Co., Inc. v. Tipps, 842 S.W.2d 266, 272 (Tex. 1992) (orig. proceeding). Because the September 23, 2016 order does not dispose of all pending claims, it is interlocutory. See McNally v. Guevara, 52 S.W.3d 195, 196 (Tex. 2001) (summary judgment that does not dispose of attorney fees is not a final, appealable order). On June 15, 2017, notification was transmitted to the parties of this court’s intention to dismiss the appeal for want of jurisdiction unless appellant filed a response demonstrating meritorious grounds for continuing the appeal on or before June 30, 2017. See Tex. R. App. P. 42.3(a). Appellant filed no response. Accordingly, the appeal is ordered dismissed. PER CURIAM Panel consists of Justices Boyce, Donovan, and Jewell. 2