Inherent Power Sanctions: Oral Sua Sponte Denial of Attorney’s Fees Denies Due Process —Texas’ Zachry Rule Only Bars Contractual Exemption from Tort/Contract Liability That Would Insulate Party from Deliberate, Wrongful Conduct

In re Dallas Roadster, Ltd. ITex. Capital Bank N.A. v. Dallas Roadster, Ltd.), 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 802 (5th Cir. Jan. 17, 2017): This case comes to us after more than five years of litigation over loan agreements between a bank and a used car dealership. [*2]  The borrower, Dallas Roadster, Limited, sought damages, and the lender, Texas Capital Bank N.A., sought certain attorneys' fees after receiving full payment on t ...

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