Molina v. Mesquite Hyundai, et al.

Date: March 10, 2008
Court: 192nd Judicial District Court of Dallas County

The plaintiff brought a breach of contract claim against a car dealership as well as the financing institution based on a preservation of claims clause included in the plaintiff’s sales contract to purchase a car.  HPTY represented the financing institution.  The plaintiff sought rescission of the sales contract plus additional damages.  After a bench trial, the Court rendered a nominal verdict for the plaintiff, but ordered the judgment paid in full by the car dealership. 

The financing institution also recovered its attorneys' fees from the car dealership via a cross-claim for indemnity.