Dallas, TX (I-Newswire) October 30, 2013 – Ramez Shamieh, a commercial litigation attorney with McCathern, PLLC, represented Defendant Tammy Hoschar in a defamation – breach of contract case filed by her former employer Senior
Healthcare Consultants, Inc. (SHC). SHC alleged that Hoschar contacted the company’s clients after she left the company in violation of her employment agreement and that she also damaged the company’s reputation by making false statements to local media outlets. SHC sought damages in excess of $100,000.00 and attorney’s fees. Hoschar filed a counterclaim alleging that SHC owed her commissions and sought her attorney’s fees.
After a bench trial in Dallas County – 116th Judicial District Court, Judge Tonya Parker dismissed SHC’s defamation claim on grounds that the company did not have standing under Texas law. Judge Parker also held that SHC committed a prior material breach of its employment contract with Hoschar by failing to pay her commissions and awarded Hoschar $14,612.35.
“I am extremely pleased that Ms. Hoschar prevailed and she is able to recover her commissions,” stated Ramez Shamieh. He added, “As an attorney, it is gratifying to know that I helped make a difference in my client’s life.”
About Ramez Shamieh – Ramez Shamieh, an attorney with the Dallas office of McCathern, PLLC, represents business entities and individuals in a variety of legal matters, including contractual disputes, employment-related issues, stockholder disputes, business formation and construction defects. He is admitted to practice in United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. He earned his J.D. at Tulane University Law School. Email