Texas Justices Overturn Atty's $135K 'Push Poll' Sanction

By Michelle Casady (April 24, 2020, 4:48 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday determined that attorney Bill Brewer did not act in bad faith when he conducted an alleged push poll ahead of a jury trial, and vacated an award of $135,000 in sanctions against him.

The state's high court determined that without evidence showing Brewer conducted the survey in bad faith, the sanctions couldn't stand. Brewer — the founding partner of nationally known litigation boutique Brewer Attorneys & Counselors, which counts the National Rifle Association among its clients — was sanctioned $135,000 and ordered to attend ethics training after a trial court found he tried to taint...

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