EBBK represented several owners of Stubb’s Austin Restaurant Company, which owns Austin’s legendary Stubb’s Bar-B-Q and live music venue, in a dispute over control of the company. Joe Knight presented the case to a private arbitrator. On November 21, 2017, the arbitrator issued a written decision in favor of the firm’s clients, confirming their majority ownership position and control over the company’s Board.
In a unanimous opinion dated February 22, 2019, the Supreme Court of Texas reversed a multi-million dollar judgment against firm client Mercedes-Benz USA LLP and rendered judgment that the plaintiff—south Texas auto dealer Carduco, Inc.—take nothing. The 2013 trial-court judgment against MBUSA was for over $130 million. EBBK lawyer Joe Knight led MBUSA’s appellate team in the court of appeals, which reduced the judgment to approximately $16 million. Both sides petitioned the state Supreme Court for review, and Knight argued the case on December 4, 2018.
EBBK earns Texas Supreme Court win for MBUSA 2/22/2019