Elias J. De La Garza d/b/a Elias De La Garza Insurance v. Texas Department of Insurance and Commissioner of Insurance Mike GeeslinAppeal from 98th District Court of Travis County (memorandum opinion )

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TEXAS COURT OF APPEALS, THIRD DISTRICT, AT AUSTIN NO. 03-11-00869-CV Elias J. De La Garza d/b/a Elias De La Garza Insurance, Appellant v. Texas Department of Insurance and Commissioner of Insurance Mike Geeslin, Appellees FROM THE DISTRICT COURT OF TRAVIS COUNTY, 98TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT NO. D-1-GN-10-000643, HONORABLE RHONDA HURLEY, JUDGE PRESIDING MEMORANDUM OPINION On August 14, 2013, we granted appellant s unopposed motion to stay proceedings for 90 days and motion to withdraw as counsel of record. Appellant s lead counsel died unexpectedly. On December 11, 2013, appellant filed an unopposed motion to abate appeal because appellant has been unable to secure new counsel. We grant the motion and abate the appeal. All appellate deadlines will be tolled during the period of abatement. Appellant is directed to file either a status report or a motion to reinstate by March 12, 2014. __________________________________________ Melissa Goodwin, Justice Before Justices Puryear, Rose, and Goodwin Abated Filed: December 17, 2013