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Click here for the full text of this decision FACTS:The appellees Friedman, Driegert & Hsueh L.L.C., Lawrence J. Friedman, Ernest Leonard, Weil & Petrocchi P.C., and Christopher M. Weil filed a motion to dismiss this appeal, arguing the appellants, Robyn A. Straza and Richard Straza, did not file a timely notice of appeal. The Strazas, father and daughter, filed suit against the appellees seeking damages for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and conspiracy. The Strazas alleged the appellees’ actions resulted in an adverse jury verdict and judgment against them in a federal court lawsuit. In three separate motions, all appellees moved for summary judgment on the entire case, alleging various grounds including lack of causation as a matter of law. On June 7, 2002, the trial judge heard the motions for summary judgment filed by Leonard, Friedman, and Friedman, Driegert and Hsueh L.L.C. On July 11, 2002, the trial judge heard the motions for summary judgment of Weil and Weil & Petrocchi, P.C. On Sept. 5, 2002, the trial judge signed orders granting summary judgment to all appellees. On Nov. 15, 2002, the trial judge signed a “Final Judgment.” The Final Judgment recited the dates, appearances, motions, responses, and objections considered regarding the summary judgment motions, and then provided: “This Court is of the opinion that motions for summary judgment filed by Ernest Leonard, Friedman, Driegert and Hsueh, L.L.C., Lawrence J. Friedman, Weil and Petrocchi, P.C., and Christopher M. Weil should each be and they are hereby granted. The Court has signed separate orders granting each summary judgment. “This Court determines and finds that the granting of the motions for summary judgment filed by each of the defendants in this case disposes of all of the issues between all of the parties, and that, therefore, it is appropriate to make this final judgment.” As noted in the Final Judgment, the trial judge previously signed orders granting summary judgment to all appellees. One order granted the motion of Weil and Petrocchi P.C., and Weil (the “Weil Order”); one granted Leonard’s motion (the “Leonard Order”); and one granted the motion of Friedman and Friedman, Driegert and Hsueh, L.L.C. (the “Friedman Order”). All three orders stated the court was of the opinion the summary judgment motion should be and hereby was granted. The Weil Order and the Leonard Order also “ordered, adjudged, and decreed” that the Strazas take nothing by their suit. In the Friedman Order, this language was crossed out. Appellees maintain these orders, not the Final Judgment, are the judgments from which appellants should have appealed. HOLDING:Dismissed for want of jurisdiction. The three orders at issue unequivocally state the appellees’ motions for summary judgment are granted. The summary judgment motions reflect that each appellee sought judgment on the whole case and against both appellants. The trial judge informed the parties by letter dated Aug. 7, 2002, that each of the appellees’ motions for summary judgment were granted, and directed the appellees’ counsel “to prepare the proper orders granting their respective summary judgment motion.” The appellees’ counsel submitted orders, and the appellants’ counsel objected by letter to the award of costs in one of the draft orders. In each order signed by the trial judge on Sept. 5, the award of costs is crossed out. The appellants argue the orders are not final judgments because costs are not addressed. However, a trial court is not required to assess costs for a judgment to be final. Thompson v. Beyer, 91 S.W.3d 902 (Tex. App. � Dallas 2002, no pet.). The appellants also argue the trial judge did not intend the Sept. 5 orders to be final because he 1. struck out language in the Friedman Order stating appellants take nothing by their suit; and 2. signed the Final Judgment and an order allowing counsel for Leonard to withdraw more than thirty days after signing the Sept. 5 orders. This court disagrees. It is not clear what the trial judge’s intent might have been in striking out the language in the Friedman Order. Even without the stricken language, however, the Friedman Order grants the corresponding motion for summary judgment in its entirety without reserving any issues for future determination. The Final Judgment and the withdrawal order were signed on the same day. The Final Judgment, as noted above, provided that the summary judgment orders had disposed of all issues among the parties. Because the appellants’ Nov. 20, 2002, notice of appeal was not filed within 30 days after the final summary judgment orders were signed, the notice of appeal in this case was not timely. The court has no jurisdiction over the Strazas’ appeal. OPINION:Whittington, J.; Whittington, J.and O’Neill, JJ.

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