Personal Injury Firm Can't Arbitrate Fee Row: Texas Court

Law360, Dallas (March 14, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court found Thursday that Kennedy Hodges LLP had waived its right to compel arbitration in a contingency fee dispute because the personal injury law firm had already litigated the battle with the attorney who wound up handling the underlying suit.

The Corpus Christi Court of Appeals said evidence showed Houston-based Kennedy Hodges only turned to arbitration after it failed to achieve a satisfactory result in court, after a judge denied its claim to recover the full share of attorneys' fees in the underlying...
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