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Texas Bill May Fix Cos.' Unequal Footing In Atty Fee Fights

Law360, Dallas (April 7, 2017, 4:42 PM EDT) -- The Texas Senate is poised to consider a proposal to expand when attorneys’ fees are recoverable in commercial contract disputes in a bill that lawyers say would level the playing ground for all types of business entities in the wake of court decisions that have barred recouping those litigation expenses from partnerships.

The legislation, H.B. 744, would expand the types of entities that can be on the hook for attorneys’ fees in breach of contract cases and construction disputes from the current limit of corporations and individuals.

Though lawyers say it was the custom and practice for many years to apply...

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