Lubbock custom homebuilder Dan Wilson Homes Inc. turned to the McCleskey Law Firm when a local architect accused our client of copyright infringement in Marshall Hunn v. Dan Wilson Homes Inc., et al. Not only did U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings find in our client’s favor, but he also awarded Dan Wilson Homes attorney fees, which is almost unheard of in such a case.
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Our client, a cotton farmer, was sued by Calcot Ltd. for failure to deliver on a sizable cotton contract. The farmer conceded that he hadn’t delivered as promised and offered to pay Calcot $54,000 to make up for the shortfall. Calcot, however, sought an unreasonable $1 million in damages, later reduced to $200,000 by the time the case went to trial. The jury came back with a verdict of $54,000 – the same amount our client had offered to pay in the first place.
Our clients in Calcot Ltd. v. Larry Rawls, is a cotton farmer who had contracted to provide cotton to Calcot, Ltd., a cotton-products marketing cooperative. Calcot sued our client, claiming that he had failed to report crop losses that Calcot alleged later caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses in the futures market. Our lawyers established that our client had in fact properly reported the losses. The jury found no liability on the part of our client and, extraordinarily, awarded him attorney fees and court costs.