X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

OPINION

Eonic Creations, Inc. and its founder, James Jolly Clark, (collectively, the “Appellees”) sued investor C. Michael Lucas for breach of contract and various claims of tortious conduct. When Lucas failed to respond to the Appellees’ petition, the trial court issued a default judgment in favor of the Appellees and awarded unliquidated damages of $75,000 to James Jolly Clark and $9,925,000 to Eonic Creations. Lucas appeals, claiming that the absence of a reporter’s record from the default judgment hearing deprived Lucas of the ability to review the trial court’s awards, that the trial court’s unliquidated damages awards are not supported by sufficient evidence, and that the use of requests for admissions embedded within a petition to support the no-answer default judgment awards of unliquidated damages was “inappropriate” and undermined Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 243. We affirm the issuance of the default judgment, reverse that portion of the default judgment awarding unliquidated damages, and remand the case to the trial court for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.*fn1

 
Reprints & Licensing
Mentioned in a Law.com story?

License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.

More From ALM

Premium Subscription

With this subscription you will receive unlimited access to high quality, online, on-demand premium content from well-respected faculty in the legal industry. This is perfect for attorneys licensed in multiple jurisdictions or for attorneys that have fulfilled their CLE requirement but need to access resourceful information for their practice areas.
View Now

Team Accounts

Our Team Account subscription service is for legal teams of four or more attorneys. Each attorney is granted unlimited access to high quality, on-demand premium content from well-respected faculty in the legal industry along with administrative access to easily manage CLE for the entire team.
View Now

Bundle Subscriptions

Gain access to some of the most knowledgeable and experienced attorneys with our 2 bundle options! Our Compliance bundles are curated by CLE Counselors and include current legal topics and challenges within the industry. Our second option allows you to build your bundle and strategically select the content that pertains to your needs. Both options are priced the same.
View Now

The Asia Legal Awards (ASLA) 2022

June 29, 2022
Hong Kong

Where the region's top lawyers, law firms and in-house teams will gather to celebrate their most stellar achievements of the year.


Learn More

Pennsylvania Legal Awards 2022 (PALA)

June 29, 2022
PA

The Legal Intelligencer honors lawyers leaving a mark on the legal community in Pennsylvania with their dedication to law.


Learn More

Elite Trial Lawyers 2022 (ETL)

July 14, 2022
New York, NY

The National Law Journal Elite Trial Lawyers recognizes U.S.-based law firms performing exemplary work on behalf of plaintiffs.


Learn More

Commercial Finance Associate (Flexible location)


Duane Morris LLP seeks two commercial finance associates to join its strong and growing 190+ lawyer Corporate Practice Group. The ideal cand...


Apply Now ›

Commercial Litigation Associate


Duane Morris LLP has an opening in its San Francisco office for a commercial litigation associate to join its team. The ideal candidate wil...


Apply Now ›

Labor & Employment Associate- California


Labor & Employment Associate (4-5 years of experience)HANSON BRIDGETT LLPNorthern California: San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento AreaFle...


Apply Now ›

RAYNES & LAWN

06/29/2022
TLI Web

Raynes & Lawn is proud to congratulate Harold I. Goodman on the prestigious honor of Lifetime


View Announcement ›

MCCORMICK & PRIORE, P.C.

06/23/2022
TLI Web

IN MEMORIUM: With a profound sense of sadness, McCormick & Priore announces that Harry A Short, Jr., a preeminent products liability defense lawyer in Philadelphia with a career that spanned over sixty-five (65) years, passed away on June 14, 2022.


View Announcement ›

STARR GERN DAVISON & RUBIN

06/20/2022
NJLJ Web

Starr Gern Davison & Rubin, PC. Attorneys at Law are pleased to announce that SHELLEY L. STANGLER, ESQ. has joined the firm as of Counsel.


View Announcement ›