Hartline Barger attorneys Brian Rawson, Stephanie Roark, and Roy McKay successfully petitioned on appeal for civil damage claims against the firm’s client, a publicly-traded hospitality company, to be moved to arbitration. Arguing to Texas’ Fifth Court of Appeals, Hartline Barger attorneys moved to compel arbitration citing a provision in a lease agreement the plaintiff signed stating that any dispute arising from “working at the [establishment]” would be decided by binding arbitration. Although a trial court originally denied the motion to compel arbitration, a three-judge panel on the Texas Court of Appeals court reversed the lower court’s decision.
Hartline Barger partners Darrell Barger, Brian Rawson, and Stephanie Roark obtained a complete defense verdict on behalf of a publicly traded hospitality company in a Dram Shop and negligent undertaking trial before U.S. Magistrate Judge Andy Austin in the Western District of Texas, Austin Division. Mr. Barger is a partner in the firm’s Corpus Christi and Houston offices, and Mr. Rawson and Mrs. Roark are partners in the Dallas office.