Ware, Jackson, Lee, O’Neill, Smith & Barrow, LLP partner, Eileen O’Neill, received a complete defense verdict on a $9.5 million claim brought against our clients who were partners in a commodity trading and distribution partnership.
At trial, Eileen O’Neill represented Southern Chemical Corporation and its individual partners in a claim brought against them by former partner, Tommy Cox. Cox brought a $9.5 million claim against our clients for alleged fraud, breach of contract and tortuous interference with contract. After a full jury trial, Cox was awarded nothing by the jury or court. Not satisfied, Cox appealed and Ware, Jackson, Lee, O’Neill, Smith & Barrow, LLP appellate specialist, Tim Lee, won the appeal. The appellate decision is Cox v. Southern Garrett, LLC, 45 S.W.3d 574 (Tex.App.-Houston [1st Dist.], 2007).