In Re Jolanta Stephenson Appeal from 11th District Court of Harris County (memorandum opinion per curiam)

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Petition for Writ of Mandamus Denied and Memorandum Opinion filed December 7, 2017. In The Fourteenth Court of Appeals NO. 14-17-00903-CV IN RE JOLANTA STEPHENSON, Relator ORIGINAL PROCEEDING WRIT OF MANDAMUS 11th District Court Harris County, Texas Trial Court Cause No. 2010-42546 MEMORANDUM OPINION On November 15, 2017, relator Jolanta Stephenson filed a petition for writ of mandamus in this court. See Tex. Gov’t Code Ann. § 22.221; see also Tex. R. App. P. 52. In the petition, relator asks this court to compel the Honorable Mark Davidson, presiding pre-trial judge for asbestos multi-district litigation cases and visiting judge for the 11th District Court of Harris County, Texas, to vacate his orders denying relator’s motion to remand the underlying action to the 134th District Court of Dallas County, and motion to reconsider. To obtain mandamus relief, a relator generally must show both that the trial court clearly abused its discretion and that the relator has no adequate remedy by appeal. In re Prudential Ins. Co. of Am., 148 S.W.3d 124, 135–36 (Tex. 2004) (orig. proceeding). Relator has not established that she is entitled to mandamus relief. We therefore deny relator’s petition for writ of mandamus. PER CURIAM Panel consists of Justices Boyce, Jamison, and Brown. 2