Texas Atty Can't Change Venue In Expert Witness Fee Suit

Law360 (July 17, 2020, 5:24 PM EDT) -- A personal injury attorney accused of not paying his expert witness for work on insurance lawsuits over hurricane damage can't move the dispute to the county where he used to operate a law office, a Texas appellate court has ruled.

The First Court of Appeals in Houston on Thursday upheld a trial court's ruling denying Scott Law Offices and attorney Danny Ray Scott's bid to transfer the breach of contract lawsuit seeking about $44,000 in unpaid fees from Colorado County, where the expert did his work, to Jefferson County, where Scott practiced.

Scott was trying to undo a summary judgment ruling...

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