Casey Dobson and Paige Amstutz Win Jury Trial
Representing one of the largest law firms in San Antonio, SDM attorneys Casey Dobson and Paige Amstutz prevailed after more than a week-long jury trial in a breach-of-fiduciary-duty case. Plaintiff, a former client of the San Antonio firm, sued alleging legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty and sought damages in excess of $40 million. After Mr. Dobson and Ms. Amstutz won summary judgment defeating plaintiff’s legal malpractice claims and establishing the client had suffered no damages, the jury trial proceeded solely on the issue of whether defendants breached their fiduciary duties. In its verdict delivered on May 11, 2015, the jury unanimously found in favor of SDM’s client. The court then entered a final judgment that the plaintiff take nothing and imposed costs on the plaintiff. To date, plaintiff has not appealed the judgment.