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ON PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS

In this case, we are asked to grant mandamus relief to correct a district court’s denial of a plea to the jurisdiction. The plea challenged the district court’s jurisdiction to determine the ownership of a ranch allegedly owned, in part, by an estate undergoing administration in a county court at law. Under our precedent, the issue here is one of dominant, not exclusive, jurisdiction. The proper method for contesting a court’s lack of dominant jurisdiction is the filing of a plea in abatement, not a plea to the jurisdiction as the relators filed here. See Wyatt v. Shaw Plumbing Co., 760 S.W.2d 245, 247-48 (Tex. 1988). Because the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying the relators’ plea to the jurisdiction, we deny the petition for writ of mandamus.

 
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