Builder For Sandra Bullock Can't Revive Malpractice Suit

Law360, Houston (January 17, 2013, 5:26 PM EST) -- A Texas appeals court on Thursday declined to revive a homebuilder’s suit that alleges his former attorney’s negligence led to an $8 million verdict in favor of Sandra Bullock, because the builder’s post-judgment settlement with the actress offset the malpractice claim.

In a plurality opinion, a panel of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals ruled that although Austin attorney Robert H. Bateman bungled M.B. “Benny” Daneshjou’s defense, his negligence did not cause the homebuilder to suffer monetary damages any higher than he would have had the case...
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