ONCA Petroleum Development v. PPI Technology Services

William J. Dyer

Case Conclusion Date:March 20, 2009

Practice Area:Appeals

Outcome:Secured defense verdict after jury trial

Description:Lead counsel representing PPI Technology Services, LP and Oil Technology Services, Inc. in a four-day jury trial in February 2006 in the 190th District Court of Harris County. I persuaded the jury to award PPI over $273,000 in offsets against a roughly $288,000 partial summary judgment liability to Onca Petroleum Development, Inc. under a consulting agreement signed when PPI acquired OTSI. I then continued to represent these clients in a successful appeal over the $100,000+ in attorneys' fees awarded to Onca; the case settled on favorable terms while further appellate motions were pending: PPI Technology Services, LP. v. Onca Petroleum Development Co., 2008 WL 5273991 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2008), vacated & remanded pursuant to settlement agrmt., 2009 WL 618241 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2009).