A written attorneys' fee agreement that specifies only hourly rates but is not ambiguous cannot be modified by evidence that the parties agreed orally to cap the fees, the Texas Supreme Court held in a Houston lawyer's almost decade-old case against a former client. The court reinstated a judgment awarding David J. Sacks (pictured) $30,214 on his firm's breach-of-contract claims.
Lawyer Wins Fee Fight With Former Client at Supreme Court
July 21, 2008
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