Texas Court Nixes Builder's $20M Win In Houston Port Fight

Law360, New York (August 9, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court on Thursday overturned a $20 million judgment in favor of a contractor in its construction dispute with the Port of Houston Authority, awarding $10 million in attorneys' fees to the agency instead.

The Fourteenth Court of Appeals of Texas held that Zachry Construction Corp., under its contract with the authority, is not entitled to compensation for delays the agency allegedly caused to a wharf construction project and as a result, the company was liable for attorneys' fees the authority spent defending the...
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