A bank and a mortgage servicer bring this restricted appeal from a trial court's order granting final default judgment. It is apparent from the face of the record that the trial court erred in granting a default judgment against the bank because the bank had not been properly served with citation. Regarding the servicer, error is apparent on the face of the record because the relief granted in the default judgment was not requested in the petition. The trial court's judgment is reversed and remanded. Bank of New York Mellon v. Soniavou Books LLC, Houston's 14th Court of Appeals, No. 14-11-01113-CV, 06-13-2013.
Bank of New York Mellon v. Soniavou Books LLC
Tex. App. Dist. 14
June 21, 2013