Jury Axes Texas Lawyers' $42M Claim Against Former Client

Law360, Dallas (October 17, 2013, 8:02 PM ET) -- A Texas state jury Wednesday rejected two lawyers’ claims they were entitled to $42 million in damages under a contingency agreement with a former client who won full ownership of a water supply company in the underlying suit, but found the client liable for $230,000 in litigation costs.

After a four-week trial, 11 members of a San Antonio state court jury found solo practitioners Thomas C. Hall and F. Blake Dietzmann did not have the right to an ownership stake in former client Dean Davenport’s company,...
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