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Writ of execution: goodbye airplane.

One of the debtors we obtained a judgment against owned an airplane that was an experimental aircraft and was apparently of great value.  The debtor parked the plane at his home in the country.  Apparently, he was unconcerned that we could do anything about the aircraft and so he just left it unattended in his yard.

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What Does a Writ of Possession Look like?

What does it look like when you have go all the way through the eviction process and obtain a writ of possession so the sheriff can watch you put the tenant’s property out on the street.

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Nice Landlords Finish Last

Leo Durocher is often quoted as saying that “Nice guys finish last.” We are not certain that is true in all areas of life but we know it is true for landlords. The scenario is very often the same: The tenant obtains possession of the premises and then pays very little or nothing thereafter.

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Rent it, don't steal it.

One of our clients, an equipment rental company, rented a backhoe to the defendant.

The defendant paid rent for a few weeks and then alleged that the backhoe had been stolen.  Of course, the rental agreement placed all responsibility for its theft on the defendant. So we filed suit.

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Watch out for the Girlfriend

We went to trial on Valentine’s Day 2006.  We represent a company I will just call Plaintiff.  They are in the business of selling produce and related products to restaurants in the D/FW area. There is a guy in town that is known as “Big Bruce.”  In 2004 BB was part owner (25%) of a restaurant in the area that bought produce from the Plaintiff.

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