Texas Appeals Court Says Plaintiff Attorney Must Arbitrate Avandia Fees Dispute

(February 8, 2016, 10:04 AM EST) -- HOUSTON — A Texas appeals court panel on Feb. 4 reversed a trial court and said a plaintiffs’ law firm can compel a former associate to arbitrate his claim that the firm owes him bonuses from the firm’s master settlement agreement for Avandia lawsuits (The Branch Law Firm L.L.P., et al. v. W. Shane Osborn, No. 14-14-00892-CV, Texas App., 14th Dist.; 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 1163).

(Branch opinion available. Document #28-160218-005Z.)

In August 2010, W. Shane Osborn was hired as an associate for the Branch Law...
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