A Cool $11 Million: Hot Document Review Supports Reasonableness of Attorney Fee Award

, Texas Lawyer


A $20 million jury award against a client in a breach-of-contract suit is enough to make any lawyer sweat bullets. But Marie Yeates of Vinson & Elkins got that award reversed and rendered, and literal perspiration by defense attorneys in the discovery phase of the case helped substantiate an award of $11 million in fees. The case is Port of Houston of Harris County, Texas v. Zachry Construction Corp. in Houston's 14th Court of Appeals.

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