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Texas Supreme Court Denies Petition, Guarantees Jury Trial for Client of A. Lewis Ward & Associates

Commercial Litigation in Texas Courtrooms

A. Lewis Ward has been successfully litigating business law matters in Houston, Texas courtrooms for more than 30 years

HOUSTON – On October 12, 2012, the Texas Supreme Court  dismissed a petition to review an appellate decision won by A. Lewis Ward & Associates before the Fourteenth Court of Appeals on May 8, 2012. This was the final step that guarantees a jury trial for Ward’s client.

“Everyone deserves his or her day in court, and my client has been prevented from this justice for too long,” said A. Lewis Ward, attorney. Ward has fought on behalf of his client to establish the right to a jury trial since the district court granted a summary judgment in favor of the opposing party on January 13, 2011.

The Fourteenth District Court of Appeals in Houston overturned that summary judgment on May 8, 2012, which did not end the fight for a fair trial. The opposing party made a last attempt to avoid going to trial by filing a petition with the Texas Supreme Court to reconsider the judgment of the Court of Appeals. The Texas Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the petition is the last delay and Ward’s client is now guaranteed her day in court.

A. Lewis Ward has cited evidence that his client stands to receive redress in the amount of $300,000.00 or more and has pledged to press this case to ensure that justice is done for his client. A jury trial date is expected to be set very soon.

2016 Update: Jury Verdict in Favor of ALW Client

A prominent Downtown Houston real estate owner had granted the 99-year lease and then seized the property from the rightful tenant. A. Lewis Ward successfully swayed the jury to believe that the lease was valid and they awarded $100,000 in damages. This case is now on appeal to receive the full $330,000 in damages as demonstrated by the evidence.