HALTOM & DOAN SCORES SUMMARY JUDGMENT WIN IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
The strategy of Haltom & Doan, prevailed in the Eastern District of Texas when they removed their client’s case to federal court and secured a summary judgment win in favor of Lakeland Motors. Hopkins & Raines, Inc., a local marketing company, filed suit against Lakeland Motors accusing it of breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, and conspiracy to commit interference with contracts involving business relations. After successfully removing the case to federal court, Christy Hawkins and Jim Haltom of Haltom & Doan represented Lakeland Motors in multiple discovery disputes, and summary judgment in early 2016. On July 19, 2016, Eastern District of Texas Judge Caroline Craven, sitting in the Texarkana Division, entered a 24-page order denying Hopkins & Raines’ motion for summary judgment and granting summary judgment in favor of Lakeland Motors. Judge Craven emphasized Hopkins & Raines’ lack of evidence and ultimately dismissed all of its claims with prejudice. Haltom & Doan’s successful strategy resolved the case without elongated trial costs, without any payment to Hopkins & Raines, and ultimately disposed of the frivolous lawsuit filed against our client.