Ajamie Wins in Texas Supreme Court

Apr 2004

Ajamie prevailed in the Texas Supreme Court when the Court declined to grant an emergency mandamus petition filed by the defendant insurance company. Our clients sued the insurance company for tens of millions of dollars in a commercial fraud lawsuit. After two years of intense discovery, we were able to establish the personal involvement of the insurance company’s CEO. After the trial judge ordered the deposition of the insurance company’s CEO, the insurance company argued that the CEO was protected by the Crown Central apex doctrine. The insurance company immediately filed a petition for writ of mandamus with the Texas Court of Appeals in Houston. The Court of Appeals denied the petition for mandamus. The insurance company appealed to the Texas Supreme Court on an emergency basis. After receiving our briefs, the Texas Supreme Court ruled in our clients’ favor, denied the petition for mandamus, and we took the CEO’s deposition.