Texas High Court Nixes New Trial In $42M Attys’ Fee Row

Law360, Houston (June 16, 2017, 2:08 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday sided with the owner of a water supply company who argued a trial court wrongly stripped away a jury verdict in his favor and awarded his former attorneys a new trial in a contingency fee dispute in which the lawyers argued they were entitled to $42 million in damages.

Dean Davenport was granted state high court review in February after arguing it was an abuse of the trial court's discretion to order a new trial 105 days after the jury returned its verdict in his favor, finding that solo practitioners Thomas C. Hall and F....

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