Porter Hedges Dodges $1M Suit Over Client Conflict

Law360, Houston (March 21, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court on Thursday declined to revive 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.

The Fourteenth Court of Appeals ruled that Workzone Technologies could not recover fees Porter Hedges was paid for serving as special litigation counsel to the bankruptcy trustee of Contractor Technology Inc. while also representing Workzone, which was fighting a judgment against it held by...
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