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[Note: since hearing date was first announced, there has been a change. Due to a scheduling conflict of one of the breakaway Defendants’ attorneys, the hearing on the Local Episcopal Parties’ Motion to Tender Orders has been reset for Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. in the 141st District Court in Fort Worth.]

Despite four months of negotiations, the parties have failed to reach an agreement on the conditions that the breakaway Defendants must meet in order to stop immediate implementation of the February 8, 2011 summary judgment in favor of the Episcopal Parties. District Judge John P. Chupp will hear the Local Episcopal Parties’ Motion to Tender Orders on Thursday, October 6, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. in the courtroom of the 141st District Court in Fort Worth. At that hearing Judge Chupp will consider the amount of a supersedeas bond and impose other conditions on the breakaway Defendants if they are to use Episcopal property during their appeal from the summary judgment. Both sides have submitted proposed orders to Judge Chupp.