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AKIN, GUMP, STRAUSS, HAUER & FELD, L.L.P. v. NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH CORPORATION

Oral argument was held on December 9, 2008. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on October 30, 2009. It then denied rehearing on January 15, 2010 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 8 articles about this case.

November 12, 2009

Texas Supreme Court Addresses Attorney's Fees as Damages

from Reverse and Render

The Court has issued opinions:

November 9, 2009

Legal Malpractice Plaintiffs Can Recoup Fees Paid to Fix Lawyers' Mistakes

from Texas Lawyer

November 5, 2009

Texas SC weighs in on fees from negligent lawyers

from Southeast Texas Record

November 2, 2009

The Hidden Issue in Akin Gump v NDR

from Legal Malpractice Law Review

November 2, 2009

Akin Gump v NDR - Practical Consequences of Allowing Attorneys' Fees as Damages

from Legal Malpractice Law Review

October 30, 2009

Five new Texas Supreme Court opinions [Order List for Oct. 30, 2009]

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 4 other cases.

October 30, 2009

Texas Supreme Court: Legal malpractice client can recover fees it paid

from Tex Parte

October 30, 2009

Texas Supreme Court Holds, like New Jersey, that Attorneys' Fees in a Later Legal Malpractice Action are Compensable Damages

from Legal Malpractice Law Review

Opinion

October 30, 2009

Johnson
Jefferson
Hecht
Oneill
Wainwright
Medina
Green
Willett

Justice Johnson delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:5th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff As Mod
COA Docket No.:05-06-01024-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Bea Ann Smith

Trial Court

Trial Court:68th District Court
County:Dallas
Trial Judge:Honorable Charles Stokes
Trial Docket:03-11843-C

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2010-03-12 Record returned to Court of Appeals  
2010-02-05 Case Stored  
2010-01-15 Mandate issued  
2010-01-15 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied with Justice not sitting.
  This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between November 13, 2009 and January 15, 2010.  
2009-11-13 Case forwarded to Court
2009-11-13 Motion for Rehearing for pet #2  
2009-10-30 Opinion issued Issued
2009-10-30 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed, rendered in part, remanded in part
2009-10-30 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between May 29, 2009 and October 30, 2009.  
2009-05-29 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 23, 2009 and May 29, 2009.  
2009-02-23 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2009-01-15 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed  
2008-12-29 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2008-12-09 Oral argument  
2008-12-09 Oral argument  
2008-12-09 Exhibits in case/cause filed  
2008-11-26 Address Change  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between September 10, 2008 and November 26, 2008.  
2008-09-10 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2008-09-10 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2008-08-29 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2008-08-29 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2008-08-29 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2008-08-29 Petition for Review granted
2008-08-29 Petition for Review granted
2008-08-29 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2008-07-17 Address Change  
2008-06-17 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-06-17 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-06-11 Reply Brief  
2008-06-10 Reply Brief  
2008-05-28 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-05-28 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-05-27 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2008-05-27 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2008-05-06 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-05-06 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-05-05 Brief on the Merits  
2008-05-05 Brief on the Merits  
2008-04-23 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-04-23 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-04-23 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-04-23 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-04-16 Case Record Filed  
2008-04-07 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2008-04-04 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2008-02-28 Reply to Response  
2008-02-13 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2008-02-08 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2008-01-14 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2008-01-04 Response Waiver filed  
2007-12-18 Case forwarded to Court
2007-12-18 Case forwarded to Court
2007-12-07 Appendix Filed  
2007-12-07 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
2007-11-14 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2007-11-14 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2007-10-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2007-10-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
Mr. Christopher John Scanlan
Mr. Jeffrey S. Levinger
Mr. Corbet F. Bryant Jr.
Mr. Thomas Fenton Allen Jr.
Petitioner
National Development and Research Corporation
Mr. Michael L. Jones
Mr. David W. Shuford
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Omni Metals, Inc.
Mr. Mark C. Harwell
Air Measurement Technologies, Inc.
Mr. Luther H. Soules III
 
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