Richardson, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 26, 2013 – In the recent trial of Shannon Whaley v. Lockhart, Morris & Montgomery, Inc., and John Hickman (No.DC-10-14604) Judge Martin Hoffman found in favor of the Defendant.
The above-case came on for trial to a jury on July 10, 2012 in the 68th Judicial District Court of Dallas. At that time, the jury found Shannon Whaley had breached a contract owned by Lockhart, Morris & Montgomery and owed them in excess of $6,000. The jury finding was in Lockhart’s favor but the jury failed to award attorney fees in violation of Texas law.
The court granted a motion for a new trial for Defendant’s attorney fees which were tried before the court without a jury on March 29, 2013. After considering the pleadings, the evidence, the argument and briefs from counsel, the Court renders judgment in favor of Lockhart, Morris & Montgomery, Inc. and John Hickman.
The final judgment awarded Lockhart in excess of $90,000 total including its reasonable and necessary attorneys’ fees and expenses in the amount of Eighty-Five Thousand ($85,000) from Shannon Whaley, with interest to accrue on said sum at the rate of five percent per annum from the date of this judgment until paid.
The plaintiff was represented by Noah Radbil of Weisberg & Meyers, LLC, Attorneys for Consumers. Lockhart, Morris & Montgomery and John Hickman were represented by Robbie Malone of Robbie Malone, PLLC.
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