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Smith v. Trust, 07-0970

Trial court's judgment is affirmed in part and reversed in part and remanded as Ragsdale v. Progressive Voters League, 801 S.W.2d 880 (Tex. 1990)does not authorize a court to award fees as a matter of law, and under circumstances as in this case, court's award of the full amount of attorney's fees sought is unreasonable.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/23/2009
  • Published 10/23/2009


  • Chief Justice JEFFERSON delivered the opinion of the Court.


  • Supreme Court of Texas


  • For Appellant:
  • Robert D. Ranen, Ranen & Netzer, LLP, Plano, TX, for Petitioner.

  • For Appellees:
  • Scott E. Hayes, Michael Wayne Massiatte, Vincent/Moye, P.C., Dallas, TX, for Respondent.
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