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Miga v. Jensen, 07-0123

In plaintiff's case against defendant arising from breach of an option agreement under which the plaintiff would have been entitled to buy stock in a privately held corporation, the judgment of the court of appeals' is affirmed as the creditor may keep the money paid toward satisfying the judgment because equitable principles of restitution apply.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 12/14/2008
  • Decided 10/23/2009
  • Published 10/23/2009


  • Chief Justice JEFFERSON delivered the opinion of the Court.


  • Supreme Court of Texas


  • For Appellant:
  • Jeffrey S. Levinger, Hankinson Levinger LLP, Ken Carroll, Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal, P. Jefferson Ballew, Scott P. Stolley, Thompson & Knight, Dallas, TX, Pamela Stanton Baron, Austin, TX, for Petitioner., David M. Gunn, Beck, Redden & Secrest, L.L.P., Lynne Liberato, Mark Ryan Trachtenberg, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Houston, TX, Douglas W. Alexander, Alexander Dubose & Townsend, L.L.P., Austin, TX, Douglas Laycock, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI, for Amici Curiae.

  • For Appellees:
  • Joseph W. Spence, Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, L.L.P., Fort Worth, TX, Claudia Wilson Frost, Pillsbury Withrop Shaw Pittman LLP, William H. Knull, III, Faride Teresa Garcia-Reyes, Rebecca Kerstiens Stewart, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP, J. Brett Busby, Warren W. Harris, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, Houston, TX, for Respondent.
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