Supreme Court of Texas Denies Petition for Review in Favor of Jackson Walker’s Trust Client


A dispute involving the distribution of oil and gas royalties and working interests, as well as settlement proceeds from a previous lawsuit, was recently halted when the Supreme Court of Texas denied the plaintiffs’ attempt to overturn a summary judgment in favor of Jackson Walker’s trust client.

Jackson Walker attorneys Robert P. Latham and Christopher R. Bankler represented one of the trusts and obtained a summary judgment in its favor from the 95th Civil District Court of Dallas County, which the Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals affirmed in April 2018.

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Meet Bob

Robert P. Latham represents clients a wide array of commercial litigation matters. His practice involves trust, probate, and fiduciary litigation, including will contests, disputes over removal or appointment of trustees, disputes over choice of representative, and disputes over trusts and estates. He has also developed nationally recognized experience in the areas of media law and intellectual property litigation and chairs both practice areas at Jackson Walker.

Meet Chris

Christopher R. Bankler focuses on the resolution of disputes for businesses and financial institutions. His practice consists of counseling clients through the process of complex business litigation, including general business disputes, fraud claims, breach of fiduciary duty cases, and breach of contract claims. An experienced litigator, Chris has served as litigation counsel in more than 100 cases in state and federal courts.