Dolgencorp of Texas, Inc. v. Lerma

Dolgencorp of Texas, Inc. v. Lerma, 288 S.W.3d 922 (Tex. 2009)

This case arose after a fire in a Dollar General Store in South Texas. The trial court issued a default judgment against Dollar General when its defense lawyer was unable to attend the trial because he was in the middle of a trial in another city. The court of appeals affirmed, at which point the client hired Beck Redden to appeal to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court threw out the default judgment by a 9-0 vote. The Supreme Court appeal was handled by Beck Redden appellate lawyers David Gunn and Connie Pfeiffer.