Plaintiffs Firms Duel Over Texas Jurisdiction In Fee Fight

Law360, Dallas (May 16, 2017, 10:35 PM EDT) -- A Rhode Island attorney who served as local counsel for a Texas firm in multidistrict litigation over hernia mesh made by C.D. Bard Inc. subsidiary Davol Inc. told a Texas appellate court Tuesday he shouldn’t have to litigate a fee dispute in Texas.

Attorney John E. Deaton and his Deaton Law Firm LLC, both based in Rhode Island, say a Dallas trial judge wrongly refused to dismiss them from a dispute over a fee-sharing agreement with Texas attorney Steven M. Johnson and his firm, Steven M....
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