A civil lawsuit lodged by Chief Appraiser Jerry Lee more than two years ago against eight area residents will not be heard by an Erath County jury.

The lawsuit appeared to begin unraveling two weeks ago when Judge William Bosworth signed an order dismissing all claims against State Representative Sid Miller.

Lee's attorney, Charles Bundren, said Wednesday the complaint against Miller will be reviewed by an appellate court.

"I believe it will ultimately be reviewed by the Supreme Court," Bundren said.

Other defendants in the case include former Erath County Appraisal District board members Bill Bailey, Neal Guthrie and Katherine Prater as well as local businessmen Scott Allen, Brad Allen, James Bachus and Dwaine Bruner.

Last week, Lee said the only two defendants remaining in the case were Bachus and Bruner.

A joint motion of dismissal was filed Monday relating to the former board members, but the motion has not yet been granted by the court, according to records on file at the Office of District Clerk Wanda Pringle.

Bundren said he could not comment on the settlements made in the case, as they are confidential.

On Wednesday, Heath Allen, Bachus' attorney, said proceedings set to take place in the case have been cancelled.

"The pre-trial hearing that was scheduled was cancelled by the court as was next week's trial setting," Allen said. "The judge said there are no issues of fact to be decided."

When contacted Wednesday, Bruner said he had no official comment.