Clapper et al v. American Realty Investors Inc et al

Filing 1068

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER: The Court DENIES the Plaintiffs' 1052 motion for judgment as a matter of law, DENIES the Plaintiffs' 1054 motion for new trial, and GRANTS the Defendants' 1051 motion for judgment based on the verdict. By separate order the Court will enter a final judgment consistent with the verdict. (Ordered by Judge Brantley Starr on 7/14/2021) (axm)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS DALLAS DIVISION DAVID M CLAPPER, et. al., § § § § § § § § § Plaintiffs, v. AMERICAN REALTY INVESTORS, INC., et. al., Defendants. Civil Action No. 3:14-CV-02970-X MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER The Plaintiffs sued the Defendants seeking to collect on a federal judgment, which the Plaintiffs claimed the Defendants avoided via allegedly fraudulent conveyances. The Court held a jury trial, and the jury returned a verdict fully in favor of the Defendants. The Defendants filed a Motion for Judgment based on the Verdict [Doc. No. 1051]. The Plaintiffs filed a Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law [Doc. No. 1052] and a Motion for New Trial [Doc. No. 1054]. After carefully reviewing the briefings as well as the arguments and authorities therein, the Court DENIES the Plaintiffs’ motion for judgment as a matter of law, DENIES the Plaintiffs’ motion for new trial, and GRANTS the Defendants’ motion for judgment based on the verdict. By separate order the Court will enter a final judgment consistent with the verdict. IT IS SO ORDERED this 14th day of July, 2021. 1 BRANTLEY STARR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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