Jackson Walker Successfully Tries Jury Case In Defense of Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. on Breach of Contract Allegations


On behalf of Packers Plus Energy Services Inc., Jackson Walker partners Kathrine M. Silver, Courtney T. Carlson, and Wasif Qureshi obtained a complete defense verdict in a weeklong jury trial in the 281st Harris County District Civil Court. The case was brought by Layer2 Communications Inc., alleging breach of a technology services contract. Prior to trial, Jackson Walker obtained summary judgment excluding a significant portion of the plaintiff’s claimed damages. At trial, the plaintiff sought its remaining alleged damages and fees of nearly $1 million, stemming from a three-year dispute over the alleged breach of contract.

Tracey Beaudoin, General Counsel for Packers Plus, commended the Jackson Walker team as a “great combination of not only experience and wisdom, but stamina and true grit – served up with a side of Texas charm.” She further expressed her “pleasure to see true teamwork in action.”

Based in Calgary, Alberta, Packers Plus is a worldwide energy services company that provides innovative technology solutions for challenging energy production environments.

In addition to Kathy, Courtney, and Wasif, the Jackson Walker team included Houston attorneys Joseph “Tré” A. Fischer and Joel R. Glover. To explore the Firm’s experience defending energy companies against breach of contract claims, visit the Trial & Appellate Litigation practice page.

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