Texas High Court Strikes Atty Fee Award Due To Lack Of Docs

Law360, New York (October 25, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday reversed a court of appeals’ judgment affirming reformed attorneys’ fees for defendants who won an eminent domain case against the city of Laredo, saying they lacked sufficient proof to support their awarded fees.

A jury determined in 2010 that the city of Laredo’s condemnation of a property owned by the Montano family had no authorized public use and awarded attorneys’ fees and expenses of $446,000 to the family. The Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio reversed that award and...
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