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Court Rules On Lost Profits, Lost Good Will, Disgorgement, and Forfeiture Remedies Against A Former Employee For Breach of Fiduciary Duty

In Samuel D. Orbison & Am. Piping Inspection v. Ma-Tex Rope Co., a jury found that a former employee breached fiduciary duties by working for a competitor while being employed by the plaintiff. No. 06-17-00112-CV, 2018 Tex. App. LEXIS 4381 (Tex. App.—Texarkana June 15, 2018, no pet. history). The jury awarded lost profits, lost good… Continue Reading

The Texas Supreme Court Will Review A Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Claim Against Directors For Allegedly Usurping A Corporate Opportunity

The Texas Supreme Court granted the petition for review in Longview Energy Co. v. The Huff Energy Fund, 482 S.W.3d 184 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2015, pet granted). In this case, the plaintiff asserted a breach of fiduciary duty claim arising from allegations that directors breached duties by usurping a corporate opportunity to invest in shale… Continue Reading

Court Affirmed Award of Prejudgment Interest On Fee Forfeiture Award

In Holliday v. Weaver, clients obtained a fee forfeiture award against an attorney for breach of fiduciary duty related to the improper use of settlement proceeds. No. 05-15-00490-CV, 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 7264 (Tex. App.—Dallas July 7, 2016, no pet. history). After a bench trial, the trial court found for the clients and further found… Continue Reading

Court Holds that Disgorgement Award for Breach of Fiduciary Duty Was Neither Punitive Nor Excessive and that Exemplary Damages Were Reasonably Proportioned to Damages

A court of appeals recently issued an opinion rejecting a fiduciary’s claims regarding the excessiveness of the trial court’s judgment that awarded disgorgement and exemplary damages.  In Swinnea v. ERI Consulting Engineers, Inc., Snodgrass and Swinnea owned equal interests in ERI, a small consulting company that managed asbestos abatement projects, for approximately ten years.  No.… Continue Reading

Court Reversed Forfeiture Damages Because They Were Not Linked To Fiduciary Breach

In Ramin’ Corp. v. Wills, an employer sued a former employee for breach of fiduciary duty and other claims based on the employee competing with the employer while she was an employee. No. 09-14-11168-CV, 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 10728 (Tex. App.—Beaumont October 15, 2015, no pet. history). The trial court found that the employee did… Continue Reading
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