HOUSTON – Called on the eve of trial, veteran trial lawyers John H. Kim and Denise H. Kim of The Kim Law Firm obtained a take-nothing verdict in bet-the-company litigation that had sought over $17 million in damages plus punitive damages. The trial team also prevailed on a counterclaim and obtained a $2.2 million damages verdict for their client.
The lawsuit stemmed from a lengthy business dispute between partners in an energy sector business. With just three weeks before trial, The Kim Law Firm joined a multi-defendant team defending against fraud in the inducement claims. The firm’s trial strategy resulted in the jury finding in favor of all three defendants on all liability issues. In addition, the jury agreed that the plaintiff had breached a settlement agreement and returned a $2.2 million verdict for the defendants.
“This was total vindication on all counts,” said Mr. Kim, founder of The Kim Law Firm. “The best part was working with Denise and my friends and co-counsel from Ware Jackson to emerge triumphant at trial.”
The case was tried in the 281st Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas. In addition to The Kim Law Firm, the trial team included Don Jackson, Scott Hooper, Michelle Meriam, Avery Sheppard and Bethany Remlinger of Ware, Jackson, Lee, O’Neill, Smith & Barrow, LLP.
The Kim Law Firm has recovered more than a half-billion dollars for clients directly and through counterclaims through aggressive litigation. The firm represents entrepreneurs, business start-ups, mid-sized companies, and established national and international corporations in everything from contract and complex business disputes to insider trading allegations, product liability and other intellectual property disputes. To learn more about the firm and its practice areas, visit www.thekimlawfirm.com.