Texas Fiduciary Litigator

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Fiduciary Duties Meet Jerry Springer: Court Holds That Participants To An Extra-Marital Affair Do Not Owe Each Other Fiduciary Duties

In Markl v. Leake, a husband started a long-time extramarital relationship with his girlfriend in 2004. No. 05-17-00174-CV, 2018 Tex. App. LEXIS 3384 (Tex. App.—Dallas May 14, 2018, no pet. history). The husband gave her money, placed her on the payroll of his business, provided her a credit card, and maintained her vehicle and real… Continue Reading

Court Dismisses Fiduciary Claim Between Mortgagor and Mortgagee

In Fornesa v. HSBC Bank USA, N.A., plaintiff sought a damage award against a defendant mortgagor for compensatory and punitive damages, based on alleged predatory lending practices. 2016 Bankr. LEXIS 2011 (S.D. Tex. May 13, 2016). Plaintiff asserted that the defendant breached fiduciary duties in refinancing one or more notes executed by the plaintiff. Plaintiff… Continue Reading

Court Affirmed Trial Court’s Finding That A Girlfriend Did Not Owe Fiduciary Duties To A Husband In the Context Of An Extramarital Affair

In Markl v. Leake, a husband started a long-time extramarital relationship with his girlfriend in 2004. No. 05-15-00455-CV, 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 11261 (Tex. App.—Dallas November 2, 2015, no pet. history). The husband gave her money, placed her on the payroll of his business, provided her a credit card, and maintained her vehicle and real… Continue Reading
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