Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Where it was uncontested that the defendant cancelled the contract with plaintiff without cause, a jury decision that the defendant had performed all its obligations under the agreement was clearly erroneous and would be reversed, according to the Texas Court of Appeals.
A client retained an adjuster to help negotiate a fire insurance claim. The client subsequently fired the adjuster, settled the claim, and refused to pay. The client won a jury verdict, but the court, in an opinion by Judge Linda Reyna Yanez, set it aside, holding that the adjuster was plainly entitled to its fees.
Adjusters & Loss Consultants Group. v. Johnson Int’l Material, Inc., 2004 Tex. App. LEXIS 9934 (Corpus Christi, Nov. 10, 2004)