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Paul V. Simon

Paul Simon’s Legal Cases

7 total

  • Melawer v. Total Aircraft

    Practice Area:
    Commercial
    Date:
    Feb 07, 2013
    Outcome:
    $82,000 Judgment for client, including $25K in sanctions against attorney and attorney's client for discovery abuses and appellate attorney's fees, etc. Affirmed by court of appeals and 100% recovery against plaintiff/counter-defendant.
    Description:
    Suit against client to remove $1,700 lien on aircraft filed by client. Plaintiff refused to entertain settlement offers. Client counter-sued for unpaid lien balance and attorney's fees.
  • Stergiou v. General Metal Fabricating

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Mar 27, 2003
    Outcome:
    Mandamus conditionally granted
    Description:
    Parties settled case at trial based on jury's answer to liability question. After verdict, other party claimed settlement agreement was not enforceable. Judge entered judgment against client based on verdict and severed case, making that judgment "final." Mandamused trial court.
  • General Metal Fabricating Corp. v. Stergiou

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Feb 14, 2013
    Outcome:
    Appellate court affirmed trial court's summary judgment ruling that Rule 11 agreement was enforceable
    Description:
    Rule 11 agreement reached during trial, but depended on jury's verdict on liability issue. Jury returns verdict in favor of other party and awards three times the amount due under parties' agreement. Post-verdict, other party claimed Rule 11 agreement was not enforceable because it failed to include all material terms. Other party wanted to set aside Rule 11 agreement and recover on verdict.
  • Sterling Bank v. Willard M, L.L.C.

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jul 13, 2006
    Outcome:
    Houston court reversed and rendered award of costs against bank
    Description:
    Bank prevailed on suit on a note. Trial court enters judgment in favor of bank, but taxes as "costs" $505,000 of unpaid liabilities owed by court-appointed receiver and defendant to third-parties, including $45,000 of a disputed amount due to party who purchased foreclosed assets.
  • In re Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota N.A.

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jul 10, 2003
    Outcome:
    In case of first impression, Houston court conditionally granted mandamus.
    Description:
    Bank and borrower signed loan documents that included a pre-suit jury waiver. Trial court ruled that pre-suit jury waivers were not enforceable in Texas. Trial court mandamused.
  • Myers v. Keegan

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Date:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Outcome:
    Beaumont Court of Appeals affirmed
    Description:
    Medical malpractice case. Judge ruled that plaintiff's expert reports complied with Chapter 74's requirements. Defendants hospital and doctor appealed.
  • General Metal Fabricating Corp. v. Stergiou

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Outcome:
    On second motion for rehearing, reversed and remanded
    Description:
    Parties' agreement called for payment of initial payment "on or before" date certain and monthly installment payments thereafter. Client made full payment "on or before" that date, but trial court ruled client had no right to make full payment of future installments.