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Plaintiff

2019-02-03T17:43:48+00:00October 27th, 2016|Civil Cases, Track Record|

Facts

Our client had purchased a used vehicle from a car dealer for $5,200, and it was not disclosed to our client that the vehicle had been previously in a wreck and was dangerous to drive. Also, the finance company involved charged our client usurious interest. The case resulted in a settlement in the amount of $50,000.

Result

Car dealer and finance company agreed to pay $50,000

Amount Client Received

$29,400

Plaintiff

2019-02-03T17:44:14+00:00October 26th, 2016|Civil Cases, Track Record|

Facts

Our client, a company that operates, maintains, and manages water and wastewater systems, performed work on a wastewater system for an apartment complex. The complex reneged on its agreement to pay $28,997.04.

Result

Settlement

Amount Client Received

Our client recovered $25,297.59. Our client incurred attorney’s fees of $5,681.25.

Aggravated Assault

2019-02-03T17:44:29+00:00October 25th, 2016|Criminal Cases, Track Record|

Type

2nd degree felony

Facts

Client was accused of using a machete to threaten injury to a complainant. We located and produced a witness who stated that the complaining witness was the aggressor, and that our client was only defending himself, which established our client’s defense of self-defense.

Result

Dismissed

Plaintiff

2019-02-03T17:44:42+00:00October 25th, 2016|Civil Cases, Track Record|

Facts

Our client had hired a debt collection agency, but the debt collector refused to pay client the money collected on behalf of our client. Our client filed suit for $15,662.00. Shortly after filing suit, the debt collector contacted our office and told us that he would drown us in legal work and drown our client in legal costs. We told him to bring it on, because we would seek to hold him responsible for all of our client’s fees. The very next day, the debt collector had a check delivered to us for the full amount for which our client had sued, plus attorney’s fees and costs. Upon conclusion of the case, our client gave us the following endorsement:

“April 2008, we turned a couple of accounts to Chasemax to collect for us. In May, one of our customers paid them $14,000. Chasemax didn’t inform us they had received this money. The only reason we became aware of it was because our customer called and told us.

For several months, we called Chasemax, that was by that time, taken over by Rothman & Wise (but had the same owners & employees that were at Chasemax). If they did accept our phone calls, they were very rude to us. If we left a message, they never returned our calls. So finally we retained a lawyer in Houston and he was able to collect 100% of what Chasemax had received from our customer and all of our legal costs.”

Result

Settled for full amount.

Amount Client Received

Client received client’s full $15,662.00 sought, plus a reimbursement of all of client’s legal fees and costs.

Defendant

2019-02-03T17:44:50+00:00October 25th, 2016|Construction/Real Estate Cases, Track Record|

Facts

Our client was a hotel that had a mechanic’s lien claim asserted against it for $39,043.02. We discovered that only $8,298.23 of the claim related to materials delivered to our client’s property.

Result

Settled for $1,000

How Should I Incorporate my Business?

2016-11-21T17:45:48+00:00October 25th, 2016|Blog, Business Law|

Numerous methods are available to form your business, each with its own benefits and disadvantages.  A business owner who selects the wrong business structure or fails to properly file the required incorporation forms with the Secretary of State may be held personally liable for any obligations incurred on behalf of business or run into tax issues with the IRS. […]

Can I Recover Attorney’s Fees in my Lawsuit?

2017-01-31T20:24:12+00:00October 24th, 2016|Blog, Litigation|

In a civil lawsuit you may recover attorney’s fees in limited circumstances.  Texas follows the American rule in which attorney’s fees are recoverable if authorized by contract or statute.  This article will discuss the situations where you may be awarded attorney’s fees under a contract or statute in civil litigation. […]