Talk about snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.  The Dallas Court of Appeals recently held that an appellee is entitled to voluntary remittitur on rehearing.  In this case, the court of appeals originally issued an opinion in which it found the evidence insufficient to support the amount of damages.  Because liability was contested, the court reversed the judgment

To all you appellate gurus out there, here’s an appellate procedure question: When does the court of appeals’ mandate issue when the Texas Supreme Court has denied a petition for review and subsequently denied a motion for rehearing of the petition for review?

TRAP 18 controls issuance of the appellate mandate.  The timetable is based