Surgery Center Says 'Detailed' Contract Voids Doc's $8M Win

Law360 (October 20, 2020, 7:49 PM EDT) -- A Houston surgery center told a Texas appellate panel on Tuesday that its contract couldn't be clearer in stating that a departing doctor was only entitled to a reimbursement of his initial investment toward the center and not the $8 million a lower court awarded him.

Houston Metro Ortho and Spine Surgery Center LLC asked the three-judge panel during Zoom oral arguments to toss a Harris County District Court judge's $8 million award for Richard Francis and his business entity Juansrich Ltd. and to find that the center fulfilled its contractual obligation when it paid back to Francis his $195,000 investment....

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