Texas Fiduciary Litigator: A Limitation-Of-Liability Clause May or May Not Be Enforceable For Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Claims (June 29, 2021)

David Fowler Johnson, in his Texas Fiduciary Litigator Blog, discusses limitation-of-liability clauses in numerous different cases. The article beings as follows:

Parties often add limitation-of-liability clauses to their agreements. These types of clauses can purport to limit a party’s claims or damages or both.  Damage-limitation clauses can take many different forms. For example, such a clause may forbid the recovery of consequential or loss profits damages. Cont’l Holdings, Ltd. v. Leahy, 132 S.W.3d 471, 475-76 (Tex. App.—Eastland 2003, no pet.). Further, a contractual provision setting an upper limit on the amount recoverable is a limitation of liability provision. Arthur’s Garage, Inc. v. Racal-Chubb Sec. Sys., 997 S.W.2d 803, 810 (Tex. App.—Dallas 1999, no pet.); Fox Elec. Co. v. Tone Guard Sec., Inc., 861 S.W.2d 79, 83 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 1993, no writ). If a plaintiff brings suit, the terms of the contract determine the relative positions of the parties and control the level of liability of either party. Federated Dept. Stores, Inc. v. Houston Lighting & Power Co., 646 S.W.2d 509, 511 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 1982, no writ).

To see the full article, click: “A Limitation-Of-Liability Clause May or May Not Be Enforceable For Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Claims”

Posted by Anthony Tran, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal

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