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Court of Appeals of Texas, Houston (14th Dist.).

OLGA NEMTSEVA, Appellant v. LEV VERNIK, Appellee

NO. 14-17-00714-CV

Decided: January 04, 2018

Panel consists of Chief Justice Frost and Justices Busby and Wise.


This is an attempted appeal from a judgment signed June 13, 2017. No post-judgment motion was filed. Appellant's notice of appeal was filed August 14, 2017.

The notice of appeal must be filed within 30 days after the judgment is signed when appellant has not filed a timely post-judgment motion. See Tex. R. App. P. 26.1. Appellant's notice of appeal was not filed timely. A motion for extension of time is necessarily implied when an appellant, acting in good faith, files a notice of appeal beyond the time allowed by Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 26.1, but within the 15-day grace period provided by Rule 26.3 for filing a motion for extension of time. See Verburgt v. Dorner, 959 S.W.2d 615, 617–18 (1997) (construing the predecessor to Rule 26). Appellant's notice of appeal was not filed within the 15-day period provided by Rule 26.3.

On December 1, 2017, notification was transmitted to all parties of the court's intention to dismiss the appeal for want of jurisdiction. See Tex. R. App. P. 42.3(a). Appellant filed no response.

Accordingly, the appeal is ordered dismissed.


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