Texas Justices Nix Sanctions Appeal In O'Quinn Fee Dispute

Law360, New York (November 20, 2015, 4:47 PM EST) -- The Supreme Court of Texas on Friday refused to hear an appeal over sanctions issued against a group of attorneys involved in a long-running fees dispute with rival Texas plaintiffs firm, the former O'Quinn Law Firm, after a judge found they had improperly removed the case to federal court.

The high court's decision could mark the end of an appeal filed by a group of El Paso attorneys led by Walter Boyaki, who have argued that the sanctions levied against them by a state trial court judge should be tossed because Texas state courts don’t have the inherent power to sanction...

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