Fowler Rodriguez Hit With $4.3M Malpractice Suit

Law360, Houston (October 22, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT) -- A marine transportation company launched a malpractice suit against Fowler Rodriguez in Texas state court on Tuesday, alleging the firm botched federal litigation over a barge supply contract, resulting in a $4.3 million judgment against the company.

UPD Global Resources Inc. says Fowler Rodriguez partner Timothy W. Strickland failed to respond to a motion for summary judgment filed in the underlying lawsuit by PBC Services Inc. without any reasonable explanation for the lapse that led to the adverse award.

“If the defendants had properly raised fact...
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