In his first trial in which he served as lead counsel, an associate in a Houston firm recently helped win $235,000 for his client in a deceptive trade practices and statutory fraud case. In his Sept. 26, 2011, second amended petition, the plaintiff, Mohammed Shakarami, alleged he bought a home and discovered serious defects in the foundation and the plumbing, even though the two defendants represented that foundation repair work had been done and that they knew of no defects in the plumbing.
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