Cases & Deals

Couple successfully represented in dispute regarding legal title to their residence

Clients Lewis, Archie and Diana

Jones Day Dallas successfully represented a needy couple in a dispute regarding legal title to the couple's residence in a matter referred by Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas. Pursuant to an installment land contract, our clients had been making regular payments toward the purchase of the home and property. After receiving payments for more than 11 years, the seller denied the existence of the contract, claiming that our clients were renters, and instituted an eviction proceeding. Jones Day obtained a dismissal of the eviction proceeding and later reached a settlement whereby legal title of the home and property was transferred to our clients in exchange for a mortgage and promissory note representing the negotiated unpaid balance under the original contract. The team included Jim Karen, Sarah Campbell, and Tommy Schroeter.