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Dallas Attorneys Win Complex Commercial Arbitration

June 10, 2021 Press Release

DALLAS, TX – June 10, 2021 - Thompson Coe Dallas attorneys Michael Cedillo and Tom Annis recently prevailed in an in-person arbitration—claimant was awarded nothing against their client.

The complex commercial dispute arose after the claimant (a subcontractor) alleged that the client failed to comply with the termination provision and several other provisions of the agreement. The claimant alleged more than $1.1 million in lost revenue and claimed that it was owed additional payment regarding fifteen separate projects totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars—essentially requiring fifteen mini-trials.

Michael and Tom successfully argued that the claimant had failed to comply with the material terms and conditions of the parties’ agreement. The arbitrator agreed and determined that the client had no obligation to pay the claimant.

Michael S. Cedillo is a Partner in the Thompson Coe Professional Liability Section representing a range of professionals, including insurance agents, attorneys, design professionals (construction defect), property management companies, and mortgage field service providers. He also represents companies sued for alleged personal injury claims. Michael handles complex commercial litigation matters as well, including contractual disputes, quantum meruit claims, indemnity claims, fraud, and alter ego claims.

Thompson Coe Senior Attorney, Thomas J. Annis, is a civil litigator whose practice primarily focuses on professional liability matters involving lawyers, accountants, insurance agents, real estate brokers, and other professional clients.