Correcting Cause Number Did Not Extend Appeal Deadline

In Charles v. Texas Property & Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association, the Third Court of Appeals has held that the trial court’s signing of an order nunc pro tunc to correct the cause number in a dismissal order did not extend the deadline for filing a notice of appeal.  Accordingly, the appellate court determined that it lacked jurisdiction to consider the appellant’s complaints about the original order, which were raised in a restricted appeal from the order nunc pro tunc.  The court of appeals affirmed the dismissal after rejecting the appellant’s challenges to the corrected version.