Court Weighs Reviving $1M Porter Hedges Malpractice Suit

Law360, Houston (January 9, 2013, 9:54 PM EST) -- A Texas appeals court Wednesday weighed reviving a construction company’s $1 million malpractice suit against Porter Hedges LLP, over the firm’s simultaneous representation of the company and the bankruptcy trustee of a general contractor that held a judgment against it.

The Fourteenth District Court of Appeals considered Workzone Technologies' complaint that Porter Hedges secretly served as special litigation counsel to the bankruptcy trustee of Contractor Technology Inc. while also representing Workzone which was fighting a judgment against it held by CTI’s bankruptcy estate.

“Workzone has conclusively...
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