Category: Civil Litigation

Oral Argument Before The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

On Friday morning, Attorney Mark Weitz argued on behalf of a long-time client in front of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. You can listen to his compelling and well-delivered oral argument here. The firm’s client had been sued in state court by Plains Capital Bank (PCB) under a breach of [..]

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Verdict Affirmed By District Court

Firm Successfully Defends $412K Verdict Weitz Morgan successfully defended a $412,000 verdict it had obtained in an adversary proceeding in 2015. The trial court held a debtor responsible for fraud in connection with the sale of a Pizza Patron franchise and awarded the claimant $412,000 in damages and attorney’s fees. The debtor appealed to the [..]

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ESI Discovery In Texas

Texas Supreme Court Case Clarifies ESI Discovery Written discovery has always been a significant expense to litigants primarily due to attorney time devoted to the review of voluminous documents. The prevalence of technology in our lives has had a correlative effect on the amount of discovery and therefore on the costs of litigation. Where once [..]

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Tax Fraud Under State FCA Statutes

Fraudulent Tax Practices And State FCA Statutes The False Claims Act (FCA) allows private citizens to sue individuals and entities on behalf of the government for fraud. When hearing about and referring to FCA cases, most articles and cases are based on the federal False Claims Act. However, many states have their own version of this [..]

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Weitz Morgan Secures 10th Circuit Victory

Weitz Morgan’s Litigation Practice Wins At Tenth Circuit For Appellate Client Weitz Morgan’s Litigation Practice recently received a favorable ruling on behalf of a long time client from the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. The case centered on the application of the “D’Oench Doctrine,” first developed by the United States Supreme Court [..]

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WM’s Litigation Practice Vacates Arbitration Award

Weitz Morgan Succeeds in Vacating Arbitration Award Weitz Morgan is pleased to announce that its litigation practice recently obtained a favorable ruling to vacate an arbitration award. The case involved a dispute over a commercial contract and whether the liquidated damages were a penalty. Attorney Mark A. Weitz, a 30+ year litigator and head of the firm’s trial practice, [..]

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Kristi Morgan Aronica Chosen To Join Austin Bar/AYLA 2017 Leadership Academy

Attorney Kristi Morgan Aronica has been selected to join the Austin Bar/AYLA 2017 Leadership Academy. Kristi will join a group of attorneys in working to improve the Austin community. The Leadership Academy program runs from January through June of each year. Members will participate in an initial retreat, followed by a series of luncheons where they will [..]

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Weitz Morgan’s Litigation Practice Helps Law Firm Fight For Fees

Weitz Morgan helps law firm fight back after being dropped by client upon securing $11.2M award Litigation over legal fees connected with millions awarded to school district Weitz Morgan’s litigation practice group has been hired to assist a law firm recover its fees that was wrongfully fired after securing its client an $11.2M award. The following is an article [..]

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