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Recovering Attorney's Fees for Breach of Contract

The right to recover attorney's fees, by a plaintiff or defendant, can be a huge advantage in litigation. One situation in which Texas law authorizes the recovery of attorney's fees is for breach of contract. Under Chapter 38 of the Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code, a person "may recover reasonable attorney's fees from an individual or corporation, in addition to the amount of a valid claim and costs if the claim is for...an oral or written contract." See ยง 38.001(8) Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code.

How Confidential are Settlement Agreements?

Most civil litigation ends in settlement. These settlements are usually entered and enforced through a signed settlement agreement. One of the most common (and important) clauses of these agreements is a confidentiality clause. This clause is primarily inserted to ensure the amount of the settlement is prevented from becoming public. However, a confidentiality clause is not enough to protect the settlement agreement from future discovery requests.

Taylor Dunham and Rodriguez Successful in FedEx Ground Class Action

Taylor Dunham and Rodriguez LLP successfully represented the Texas class of FedEx drivers in a class action against FedEx Ground concerning their status as independent contractors. Donald R. Taylor and Jennifer Tatum Lee served as Texas class counsel. The case resulted in a settlement for the Texas class in the amount of $8.9 million dollars after 12 years of litigation.

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