Brazoria County Jury Awards $106,675 in Breach of Contract Case

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A Brazoria County jury awarded $72,500 in damages and $34,175 in attorneys’ fees (totaling $106,675) to a plaintiff in a breach of contract case. The plaintiff was represented by Stephen R. Kirklin of Kirklin & Soh, LLP.

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In Cecil R. Porter v. Gary Leder. Sr., according to court documents, Randy Porter had sold $100,000 worth of fabrication equipment to Gary Leder under a financial agreement. Leder had promised to pay for the equipment in weekly installments for two years, but he failed to make the payments. (Case Number 68099, the 149th District Court in Brazoria, Texas)

Court records show that Leder argued that the equipment wasn’t in the condition that was promised; the plaintiff Cecil R. Porter and his attorney, Stephen R. Kirklin argued that Leder had plenty of opportunity to inspect the equipment and that it was sold as-is.

Leder also used the equipment for two and a half years and had made money off of it, according to court documents.

In Cecil R. Porter v. Gary Leder. Sr., the jury sided with the plaintiff, Randy Porter, and entered a verdict for $72,500 in breach of contract damages and $34,175 in attorneys’ fees, totaling $106,675, according to court records.

Kirklin & Soh, LLP is a personal injury and business litigation law firm located in Houston, Texas. Attorney Stephen R. Kirklin earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston in 1971 and his law degree in 1974. He is admitted to the Southern District of Texas and practices in the areas of: appellate law, business and commercial litigation, consumer protection contracts, intellectual property law, bankruptcy litigation, personal injury litigation, mass tort litigation, product liability litigation and family law.

Stephen Kirklin is rated AV Preeminent™ by the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory, which is the highest rating an attorney can receive for ethical conduct and legal ability. Kirklin & Soh, LLP has been serving clients throughout Houston since 1981, over which time the firm has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for its clients and their families. To arrange a consultation with an attorney from the firm regarding your personal injury or business litigation matter, please call (800) 707-5025 or visit the firm’s website online at

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