The Fifth Court found that a set of overly-redacted fee statements was legally insufficient evidence to support an award of fees in THB Construction v. Holt Texas, Ltd., observing:

“[T]he evidence here is like that presented in [Long v. Griffin, 442 S.W.3d 253 (Tex. 2014)]. In both cases, counsel testified only to general tasks performed during the representation.  Although Holt’s counsel produced invoices, they effectively provide no additional evidence beyond counsel’s testimony due to the heavy redactions. Indeed, counsel admitted as much. In that regard, the evidence presented here is just as insufficient as that presented in Long.”

The Court further reviewed its own relevant precedent in this area. No. 05-20-00020-CV (Jan. 13, 2022) (mem. op.) (citation omitted).

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