Stanfield Law Firm recently won a jury verdict for $19,600 against a landlord who sued a former tenant for breach of contract. The landlord initiated the lawsuit and asked the jury for $21,000 in unpaid rent (10 out of 12 remaining month under the lease) and over $10,000 in property damage.
The Firm filed counterclaims under the Texas Property Code for bad faith withholding of a security deposit, retaliation, and failure to install security devices.
The trial lasted two days and the jury deliberated for only an hour and a half before ruling in favor of the tenant on all claims, leaving the plaintiff with nothing.
SLF has several years of experience representing both tenants and landlords in a variety of issues that can come up under a lease. Disputes can get resolved with a consultation, demand letter, lawsuit, and in cases like this one, only after going to trial.
Nowlin v. Keaton, Cause No. C-1-CV-15-005936, filed July 16, 2015