Jackson Walker, representing the plaintiffs BSAG, Inc. and Bob Stallings Nissan of Baytown, Inc., won a recent jury verdict for over $9.5 million against Nissan North America, Inc. in the 127th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas (Honorable Ravi Sandill, presiding) for breach of a settlement agreement.
On November 12, 2014, the jury returned a 10-2 verdict in favor of Jackson Walker’s clients, finding that Nissan breached an agreement to settle the underlying lawsuit, which involved claims of fraud, tortious interference, and breach of an asset purchase agreement for the sale of a Baytown Nissan dealership to plaintiffs. Only days later, before a jury trial of the underlying claims, Nissan and Jackson Walker’s clients reached a confidential settlement.
Plaintiffs were represented by Jackson Walker attorneys Charles L. “Chip” Babcock and John K. Edwards, with assistance from Kurt Schwartz and Joel Glover. Nissan was represented primarily by Houston attorneys Joe Redden of Beck Redden and Billy Donley of BakerHostetler.