Jenner & Block

Firm Secures Texas Supreme Court Victory for Marriott

Jenner & Block secured a victory for client Marriott International Inc. when the Texas Supreme Court declined to revive a suit by a real estate investment firm.  At issue were allegations by Miller Global Properties Inc. that Marriott misled the firm into developing a San Antonio-area resort by guaranteeing the completeness of architectural plans and the adequacy of the construction budget.  After the firm secured summary judgment for Marriott in the trial court, Matthew S. Hellman successfully obtained an affirmance from the Texas Court of Appeals.  On May 23, the Texas Supreme Court denied Miller Global’s petition to review the appeals court’s decision.  In addition to Matt, the team representing Marriott on appeal includes Partner David A. Handzo and Associate Adam Unikowsky.  In a Law360 article about the decision, Matt is quoted saying that “the claims made by Miller Global were entirely unfounded on both the facts and the law. We are gratified that the Texas Supreme Court has now put this meritless case to rest.”