Brown v. Keel

Brown v. Keel, 2012 WL 760933 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2012, no pet.)

This case arose from a claim of an oral partnership agreement. The plaintiff sued the CEO of Crimson Exploration (Allan Keel) on a claim that they were partners even though there was never any written agreement to be partners. The CEO hired respected Houston trial attorneys, and for appellate counsel, he hired Beck Redden partner David Gunn, who sat through the trial and presented the objections to the jury charge. The jury found for the plaintiff, but the defense team persuaded the trial court to grant a JNOV. The plaintiff appealed, but the court of appeals upheld the JNOV. Lead counsel on appeal was Beck Redden partner David Gunn.