Texas Justices Again Nix $1M Porter Hedges Malpractice Suit

Law360, Houston (February 21, 2014, 3:14 PM EST) -- The Texas Supreme Court refused for a second time Friday to reinstate 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.

In denying Workzone Technologies’ motion for rehearing, the high court stuck by its August decision rejecting the construction company’s argument that it should be allowed to recover fees Porter Hedges was paid for serving as special litigation counsel to the bankruptcy...
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