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[T]he doctrine of forum non conveniens applies only if the trial court has jurisdiction over the parties. See
Exxon Corp. v. Choo, 881 S.W.2d 301, 302 n.2 (Tex. 1994) (“Before a court may invoke forum non
conveniens, the court must find that it has jurisdiction over the defendant.").
Church v. Quick (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Jul. 14, 2009)(Guzman)(restricted appeal, a nonresident
spouse)(Because the trial court lacked personal jurisdiction over the nonresident spouse, the court of appeals
modifies the judgment to eliminate all relief other than the divorce and affirms the judgment as modified.)
AFFIRMED AS MODIFIED: Opinion by Justice Guzman
Before Justices Anderson, Guzman and Boyce)
14-08-00131-CV Joyce Gail Church v. Kenneth Richard Quick
Appeal from 246th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: Jim York
Lalila v. Parker Drilling Co. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Mar. 12, 2009)(Alcala)
(forum non conveniens)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Alcala
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Alcala and Hanks
01-07-00281-CV Mosammat Lalila and Sajeda, et al. v. Parker Drilling Company and Niko Resources, Ltd.
Appeal from 152nd District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: Hon. Kenneth P. Wise
In re Omega Protein, Inc. (Tex. App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 20, 2009)(Bland)(forum selection clause)
(trial court must dismiss the case for forum non conveniens)(mandamus granted) .
GRANT PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: Opinion by Justice Bland
Before Justices Jennings and Bland, The Honorable Hudson)
01-08-00656-CV In re Omega Protein, Inc.
Appeal from 189th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: Hon. William R. Burke. Jr.
Monk v. Pomberg (Tex.App. - Houston [1st. Dist.] Mar. 29, 2007)(Alcala)(subst. opinion on motion for
rehearing) (UDJA, divorce, SAPCR, family law, divorce, SAPCR, jurisdiction, inconvenient forum]
MODIFY TC JUDGMENT AND AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT AS MODIFIED: Opinion by Justice Alcala
Before Justices Taft, Alcala and Hanks
01-05-00429-CV Joseph Daniel Monk v. Lisa Jo Pomberg
Appeal from 245th District Court of Harris County (Hon. Annette Galik)