McGinnis Lochridge attorney, Ian Davis, tried a case for a pro bono client he met through Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas.
The client brought his car to the defendant’s auto shop for repairs, where he paid deposits for 80% of the initially agreed upon price. When he came to pay the last of his sum, the client was told that the total price of the repairs had more than doubled. The defendant refused to return the client’s car until he paid the new, raised price. The client filed a lawsuit alleging a breach of contract and violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
The judge found in Ian Davis’ client’s favor, and entered a judgement awarding the client all monetary damages he suffered (a component of the monetary award was trebled as the judge found the defendant intentionally engaged in false and misleading business practices), an order that the defendant return the client’s vehicle, and the client’s attorneys’ fees, which McGinnis Lochridge will be donating to Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas.