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Weeks after a Texas Appeals Court affirmed sanctions against a Dallas lawyer for attempting to reopen a couple’s divorce case in order to recover his attorney fees, the court has issued a separate decision allowing the same lawyer to pursue a contract claim against the former client.

According to the Dallas Fifth Court of Appeals’ recent decision in Wyde v. Francesconi, Tatianna Francesconi originally hired Dan Wyde to represent her in criminal case involving alleged family violence against her husband. After Wyde successfully obtained a no-bill for the criminal offense, Wyde continued representing the woman in a contentious divorce involving her husband, a neurologist.

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John Council

Senior reporter John Council is a native Texan who covers litigation and appellate courts in his home state. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter: @john_council

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