Preston Law Firm v. Mariner Health Care, No. 09-31016, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (October 2010)October 01, 2010.
Carl Hagwood and Mike Coleman recently won the appeal of a $444,600.92 judgment rendered against their client, Mariner Health Care Management. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit found that the trial court had committed clear error in awarding that amount to the Preston Law Firm in a fee dispute with Mariner. The case involved Louisiana contract law and Mr. Hagwood was brought in just before trial to assist a Louisiana firm with the case. Mr. Hagwood and Mr. Coleman then briefed the case, and Mr. Hagwood presented oral argument pointing out the clear error committed by the trial court. The Fifth Circuit agreed reversing and vacating the $444,600.92 judgment, and remanding the case to the trial court for entry of judgment in favor of Mariner.
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