This appeal is from a take nothing judgment after a trial on the merits before the court. Sherman Acquisition II LP sued Tonie Garcia in county court on a sworn account and for quantum meruit to recover an unpaid credit card debt. Garcia did not file an answer or otherwise make an appearance. Sherman requested a default judgment. The trial court did not grant default judgment to Sherman, but rather set the case for a trial on the merits. Garcia did not appear at the trial on the merits. Upon Shermans request, the trial court took judicial notice of the contents of its file. Sherman presented no live testimonial evidence of its damages but included in the courts file was an attorneys fee affidavit and an affidavit purporting to address the merits of its claim. The trial court rendered a take nothing judgment. This appeal followed.