Court Appeals Affirms Mahendru, P.C.’s $27 Million Trial Court Win

The Texas 13th Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a $27 million lawsuit against the buyers of a highway construction business.

Appellant Ray Hernandez sued Mohammad Motaghi and Mitra Khan in Nueces County district court, alleging that Motaghi and Khan breached a written contract by purchasing the business without Hernandez’s involvement.  Hernandez alleged that the contract required the parties to purchase the business “jointly.”  Hernandez alleged that Motaghi and Khan were liable for up to $27 million in liquidated damages.

Motaghi and Khan were represented by Ashish Mahendru and Darren Braun of Mahendru, P.C.

The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of Motaghi and Khan and dismissed his claims with prejudice.  The Court of Appeals affirmed, holding that Hernandez failed to “to show an enforceable contract” and that he had failed to offer sufficient proof on any of his other claims.

The lawsuit is Hernandez v. Motaghi et al., 13-19-00188-CV.

Mahendru P.C. is a boutique commercial litigation firm whose attorneys are known for their tenacity, intelligence and experience. Founded in 2001, the firm has a simple philosophy: Your problem is our problem. We adopt it, understand it and solve it. Our objective is to resolve every case in the best, fastest and most cost-efficient manner possible. We never wait for our opponent’s next move, which means we spend a lot of time at the courthouse and are well-known there.


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