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Date: 07-31-1998

Case Style: John A. Kahlig v. Stephen W. Boyd and Law Offices of Boyd & Dietze, P.C.

Case Number: 04-97-00935-CV

Judge: Robert J. Eschenberg

Court: 131st Judicial District Court, Bexar County, Texas

Plaintiff's Attorney: Dennis P. Bujnoch Law Offices of Dennis P. Bujnoch, P.C. of San Antonio, Texas and Jeffrey D. Small of San Antonio, Texas

Defendant's Attorney: Todd A. Prins, Thomas H. Crofts,Jr. and Ellen B. Mitchell of Crofts, Callaway & Jefferson, P.C. of San Antonio, Texas

Description: Attorney and Client - Deceptive Trade Practices Act - John Kahlig sued his former-attorney, Stephen Boyd, after learning that Boyd had an affair with Kahlig's wife while Boyd was representing him in a child custody dispute. Kahlig asserted a myriad of claims against Boyd, but ultimately submitted only fraud and deceptive trade practices claims to the jury, who returned a favorable verdict. Following a motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict, the trial court entered a judgment notwithstanding the verdict, from which Kahlig appealed.

Outcome: Jury verdict for the plaintiff for $1.574 million.

Plaintiff's Experts: Unknown

Defendant's Experts: Unknown

Comments: Affirmed by the Court of Appeals of San Antonio, Texas. See: 980 S.W.2d 685, (Tex.App.-San Antonio 1998) for further information regarding this case. Also note that the date above reflects the date of the Court of Appeals decision.kkm.

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