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Feb 19 2009
Hsu v. Liu - JUDGMENT FOR DEFENDANT
February 23, 2009
ATTORNEY DAVID WINS BIG AT TEXAS SUPREME COURT
Supreme Court has ruled a Chinese restaurant owner in Phoenix,
Arizona cannot be sued in Texas over a loan for the restaurant.Houston, Texas attorney David Ryan said his client in Arizona is very pleased
and glad the case is over.
According to the
lawsuit, an investor in the restaurant lives in Conroe,
Texas, just outside of Houston.The investor says she loaned $40,000.00 to the restaurant owner in 2000 because
the owner called the investor from Arizona
and said the owner needed the money.The
investor claimed she wired the money from her bank in Texas
to a bank in California,
under the name of the restaurant owner?s wife.When the restaurant owner did not repay the loan, the investor sued in Conroe, Texas
owner immediately hired attorney David Ryan, who challenged the ability of a Texas court to hear the
case. ?It is a very technical process many lawyers do not know about,? said
David Ryan.?If you do not challenge the
jurisdiction of the court immediately, you waive it and can never complain
about it again.? Additionally, the restaurant owner denied he ever borrowed the
money and the bank account in California
belongs to his sister in law.
In 2007, the
court in Conroe ruled the restaurant owner could
not be sued in Texas.The investor appealed the case to the court
of appeals in Beaumont, Texas and hired additional lawyers to assist
her claim.Attorney David Ryan continued
to work alone in representing the restaurant owner.
In 2008, the Beaumont court of appeals
also ruled in favor of the restaurant owner.The court of appeals decided any lawsuit by the investor against the
restaurant owner had to be filed in Arizona or
California.The court of appeals did not decide whether
or not there ever was a loan.
appealed again, this time to the Texas Supreme Court in Austin, Texas.Again, the investor brought in more lawyers
to pursue her claim while attorney David Ryan continued to work alone.The Texas Supreme Court has now denied the
investor?s appeal and the case is over.
?It has been 5
years and we won at every turn,? said David Ryan.?My client is very happy this is finally