Both sides in the "Puddles" lawsuit filed against Grace Saenz-Lopez withdrew motions they had filed Monday, leaving District Judge Richard Terrell with no action to take.

Attorneys for the Gutierrez family withdrew a motion for a writ of attachment, in which they had asked that the dog be placed with the family while the lawsuit is pending. The attorney for Saenz-Lopez also withdrew his motion that had asked for special exceptions under which the case should be thrown out.

Although those motions were withdrawn, the trial for the case was set for April 24.

For more information on the hearing, see Tuesday's edition of the Alice Echo-News Journal.