HOUSTON – A prominent Texas trial lawyer is alleging a Dallas man and three attorneys from Louisiana interfered with a contract between him and the surviving relatives of a man killed in a recent rig fire, recent Harris County District Court records show.
Tony Buzbee’s lawsuit against Brad Cox and Co-conspirators 1-3, filed on Nov. 7 in the Harris County 152nd District Court, explains that the late Tim Morrison’s family hired the plaintiff after the decedent perished in the Oct. 15 inferno in Louisiana. Buzbee filed a wrongful death suit on behalf of the Morrisons.
Cox, a Morrison family friend, purportedly arranged for the unidentified counsel to meet with the widow though Tim Morrison’s estate entered into an agreement with Buzbee and the litigation had already begun. The out-of-town attorneys caused Erika Morrison to commit a breach of contract, the original petition says.
According to Buzbee, the case “would have easily” generated $10 million in attorney fees.
“The only ones who benefited from the defendants’ wrongful conduct were the defendants themselves, and, unfortunately, such conduct prejudices Mrs. Morrison’s case,” court papers state.
A jury trial is requested.
Harris County 152nd District Court Case No. 2017-74841