Facts Our client was a car repair shop that was sued for $20,000. The Plaintiff alleged that our client had fraudulently signed insurance check and had failed to complete repairs properly (some were incomplete and others had to be redone because of poor quality work or improper parts). Our client responded that the check was not forged, and only a very small amount of repairs had not been completed. Result Settled for $500 payment by our client. Amount Client Received n/a
Facts Opposing party sought approximately $20,000 from client based on an allegation of fraud in connection with the sale of a home. The opposing party alleged that she had signed over the deed to her home to a third party in exchange for a promise made by a third party that he would sell the home and pay off the mortgage. The third party transferred the deed to our clients, and while our clients owned the property, the property was foreclosed by the lender. The opposing party sought approximately $20,000 in damages based on the fact that the home was not sold and had been foreclosed and that our clients had failed to forward rent payments collected during their ownership. Result Case settled for client’s payment of $1,000 and the third party’s payment of $1,000. Amount Client Received n/a
Facts Our client is a convenience store owner who was sued for unpaid lease payments for a shaved ice machine. The Plaintiff sought $16,694, and our client had previously written a check for $900 on which he wrote “final settlement”. Result The case was settled for $1,000 Amount Client Received n/a
Facts Our client was sued by Yellow Book for advertising services. However, the ads placed by Yellow Book were never approved by the client, and included incorrect information. Result Our client paid $1,750 of the total $5,260 sought by the plaintiff. Amount Client Received n/a
Facts Our client was sued for $10,829, plus attorney’s fees, court costs, and interest for rental of heavy equipment. We filed a counterclaim based on the rental company’s failure to provide functioning equipment. Result The case settled for our client’s payment of only $2,000 in installments, interest free. Amount Client Received n/a
Facts Our client was sued by his attorney for $5,069 in unpaid attorney’s fees. Prior to hiring us, our client confirmed that he would settle for $2,500, but he changed his mind. The attorney’s invoice contained inconsistencies and matters for which he should not have billed, and we argued that his bill was unconscionable. Result The case was settled for our client’s payment of $700. Amount Client Received n/a
Facts Our client hired O’Connor & Associates to contest his property tax appraisal. When our client did not pay the percentage of the tax savings that was required, O’Connor & Associates filed suit against our client. However, our client filed a counterclaim alleging that O’Connor & Associates had failed to represent our client in a subsequent year, which resulted in our client’s tax rate being locked in at a higher rate and increasing our client’s tax liability by $317 per year. O’Connor & Associates failed to appear at trial, and its claims were dismissed, and we proved our client’s counterclaim. Our client obtained a judgment in the amount of $4,755.00, plus his $2,500.00 in attorney’s fees. The judgment was collected in full, with interest. Result Plaintiff took nothing on its claims, and our client was awarded $7,255. The judgment, plus interest, was paid in the amount of $7,630.35. Amount Client Received Client was paid his full damages and interest in the amount of $5,130.35.
Facts Client was accused by condominium association of failing to pay dues. However, client had previously entered into a settlement agreement with the association and was making payments pursuant to the agreement. Our client filed a counterclaim alleging breach of the agreement to pay the dues (by filing the lawsuit in the first place). The association immediately agreed to reimburse our client’s attorney’s fees and dismiss the suit. Result Condominium association paid all of client’s attorney’s fees through settlement. Amount Client Received Client’s attorney’s fees were fully reimbursed.
Facts Client real estate appraiser was accused of artificially inflating property appraisal values. Our client had been hired by a bank to do appraisals prior to sales of homes, and when the home purchasers were unable to make their payments, our client was accused by the bank of providing inflated appraisals. The bank voluntarily dismissed the case after approximately 5 months of litigation, but did not provide a reason for doing so. Result Dismissed by Plaintiff Amount Client Received n/a
Facts Our client dental practice was sued for dental malpractice relating to dental veneers. Texas law required that an expert report and resume of an expert be filed within 120 days of the lawsuit being filed, and the Plaintiff filed an expert report, but did not file the resume. We filed a motion to dismiss on the basis that the resume was not filed. The Plaintiff agreed to dismiss her case and paid $1,000 in attorney’s fees. Result Dismissed Amount Client Received n/a