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Abel Rodulpho Esquivel, et al. v. Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc., et al.

Represented the remaining Defendant in a negligence case involving 245 Mexican Nationals who were on board a pipe-laying barge that sunk off the Yucatan Peninsula in a hurricane. Plaintiffs were represented by John O’Quinn. The case was tried to a jury in a six-week trial. The jury returned a defense verdict.

Amerisource Funding, Inc. v. ConAgra, Inc.

Represented Plaintiff Amerisource in a breach of contract, Uniform Commercial Code action alleging that Trammell Crow knowingly circumvented security interests of our client, a factoring business. The Defendants asserted that the filing was frivolous. The case settled shortly prior to trial for seven figures.

Amerisource Funding, Inc. v. Trammell Crow Corporate Services, Inc.

Represented Plaintiff Amerisource in a breach of contract, Uniform Commercial Code action alleging that Trammell Crow knowingly circumvented security interests of our client, a factoring business. The Defendants asserted that the filing was frivolous. The case settled shortly prior to trial for seven figures.

Charles Fenner v. American Trading and Production, et al.

Represented Defendant in a case where Plaintiff claimed that Defendants contaminated his property with hazardous oil and gas related substances while drilling wells on his land. The Plaintiff sought several million dollars in damages. Case was tried to a jury in a 5-week trial. Jury returned a complete defense verdict.

Corenegery, LLC et al v. Devon Energy Production Company, L.P.

Represented Plaintiff Corenergy, LLC, a co-owner of an oil & gas prospect, in case against Devon Energy, the other co-owner and operator of the prospect, alleging claims of fraud and breach of contract in connection with the handling of that prospect. After being accused of filing a frivolous suit, we settled the case favorably for the client a few days before trial.

Cyrus Homes, Inc. v. Michael Christopher

Represented Defendant in a suit concerning Plaintiff’s construction of Defendant’s $1.6 million house. Plaintiff claimed that it was still owed in excess of $300,000.00 for completion and extras. Defendant claimed that he incurred completion costs when Plaintiff failed to complete. The case was tried to a jury. Jury returned a verdict awarding Plaintiff a small sum, but awarding Defendant completion costs, which essentially zeroed out the amount awarded to Plaintiff.

Daniel J. O'Hare et al. v. Vulcan Capital, LLC et al.; No. SA-04-CA-566-H (Consolidated) No. SA-07-CA-297-H

In February 2010 John Black and his former partner Jean Frizzell obtained a jury verdict in San Antonio federal court holding two individuals (Kevin C. Davis and Ford Graham) personally liable for fraud and statutory fraud for entering into a settlement agreement with no intention of performing. In October 2004, after litigating a business dispute in San Antonio federal court during temporary injunction proceedings, a settlement was reached. But the settling Defendants did little to honor their contractual obligations and instead spent nearly a year stringing Plaintiffs along; they asked Plaintiffs for more time, claiming they had no money while consistently filing papers in federal court acknowledging the settlement. Ultimately, O'Hare and Stewart sued to enforce the settlement agreement. The Defendants and their new counsel then reversed course entirely. The Defendants, armed with new lawyers, argued that no settlement existed, and alternatively, that the agreement was vague, fraudulently induced, and had conditions O'Hare and Stewart failed to meet. In addition, the Defendants engaged in a campaign intended to discourage any collection efforts undertaken by Plaintiffs and their attorneys; they sought to sanction and disqualify O'Hare's and Stewart's lawyers, and filed an entirely new suit in North Carolina, which included as Defendants Stewart's young son and nephew. The lawyers from our firm fought back— ultimately, Judge Orlando Garcia denied the motions for sanctions and the motion to disqualify, and ordered the North Carolina case to be transferred to San Antonio. Shortly after consolidating the two cases, we filed a motion for summary judgment. The result: Judge Hudspeth dismissed each and every one of the Defendants' defenses, collectively calling them "remarkable." In addition, Judge Hudspeth found that the settlement was valid and enforceable, and granted summary judgment on Plaintiffs' contractual claims of $2,000,000. Therefore, all that remained to be tried was Plaintiffs' fraud claim. Shortly before the first trial setting in September 2009, Kevin Davis filed personal bankruptcy and sought to have the fraud case litigated in New York as an adversary proceeding. Plaintiffs successfully lifted the stay and persuaded the New York Bankruptcy Court to have the matter litigated in Texas. A new trial setting was scheduled for February 16, 2010. The weekend before trial, the Defendants bankrupted another entity, but we aggressively resisted efforts to further delay the trial. After nearly six years of litigation, trial began. After a three-day trial, the jury returned a verdict for Plaintiffs O'Hare and Stewart in under 90 minutes. The verdict, which found Graham and Davis equally liable for the fraud, included $1,962,000 in actual damages and another $6,000,000 in punitive damages for a total of $7,962,000, which sum is in addition to the $2,000,000 on the summary judgment and fees exceeding $1,000,000.

DMAC Construction v. Surfside Interests, L.L.C.

Arbitrated construction case arising out of the failure to make payments in connection with client's construction of a $3 million marina in Surfside, Texas. Our client, the general contractor, was owed in excess of $1 million and was forced to litigate the matter against the owner and architect in both arbitration, and in state court. The arbitrator awarded our client virtually 100% of the damages sought, and dismissed the nearly $2 million of counterclaims asserted by the defendant. In addition, our clients were awarded nearly every penny requested in attorneys' fees. Prior to the arbitration, we successfully obtained a release of the hundreds of thousands of dollars held as retainage in Brazoria County, Texas.

Garcia, et al v. AR Floor Designs, Inc.

The most recent settlement of an overtime lawsuit. Obtained 100 percent of all amounts owed to Plaintiffs for overtime, plus a statutory penalty of an additional 100 percent of that amount, plus attorney’s fees.

Greenfield Energy, Inc. et. al v. EOG Resources, Inc. et. al.

Handled international oil and gas contract dispute over Trinidadian oil and gas field for Canadian company against group of Trinidadian companies and Houston oil and gas major, with damages estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Clients obtained a confidential settlement from all Defendants, including a handful of businesses that are located and operate in Trinidad.