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Pro Bono Team Wins Favorable Result for Indigent Client

March 2015

Pro Bono Team Wins Favorable Result for Indigent Client

Pictured [left to right]: John Reyna, Professor Dustin Benham, and Miranda Grummons.

Professor Dustin Benham, along with 2L Miranda Grummons and 3L John Reyna, recently secured a favorable result for an indigent client. The client, whose case was referred to the Tech Law team by the Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, alleged that Wal-Mart failed to replace the oil cap on his truck during a routine oil change, irreparably damaging the engine and rendering the vehicle inoperable.  Though Wal-Mart and its claims company initially denied responsibility, Benham, Grummons, and Reyna negotiated a settlement on favorable terms for the client. “This case was a win-win. A client who was in a tough situation got the compensation he deserved,” said Benham. “And two students were able to experience litigation first hand while helping someone in their community.”

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