Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Texas: Parties Agreed to Arbitration Despite Allegations of a “Frankenstein” Contract

Originally published by Gene Roberts.

In Kreit and Kreit v. Brewer & Pritchard, PC, the Fourtheent Court of Appeals held that the trial court properly ruled that the Kreit brothers agreed to arbitration in their engagement agreement with the law firm of Brewer & Pritchard.

In dispute is whether the firm represented the brothers (who are medical doctors) in their individual capacities or Cleveland Imaging and Surgical Hospital, LLC. According to the court’s opinion, the Kreit brothers contend they only intended to obtain representation on behalf of the LLC. The brother further contend irregularities with the law firm’s fee agreement: that the firm “co-mingled individual pages from separate proposals to create a ‘Frankenstein’ contract to which the [brothers] never agreed as a whole.”

An arbitration was conducted in accordance with the rulese for expedited, documents-only proceeding, after the firm sought payment of $40,000.00 in fees and $1,175.00 in expenses. The brothers appeared pro s …

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