Ware, Jackson, Lee, O’Neill, Smith & Barrow, LLP obtained dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction of a claim in excess of $1 billion brought against a Caribbean conglomerate and businessman. The Appellate Court affirmed.
One of the largest conglomerates in the Caribbean, CL Financial, and its Chairman, Lawrence Duprey, hired our partners, Timothy F. Lee and Dennis Barrow to defend a claim in excess of $1 billion filed by two Canadian citizens, a Canadian company, and a Texas company. The Canadian plaintiffs asserted claims for breach of contract, fraud, and intentional interference with contract. CL Financial and Lawrence Duprey filed a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction. The trial court dismissed the $1,000,000,000 in claims for lack of personal jurisdiction. On appeal, Ware, Jackson, Lee, O’Neill, Smith & Barrow, LLP attorney Tim Lee obtained a precedent-setting opinion affirming the dismissal. Greenfield Energy Inc., et al. v. Lawrence Duprey and CL Financial, 252 S.W.3d 721 (Tex.App.-Houston [14 Dist.] 2008, no writ.)