Clapper et al v. American Realty Investors Inc et al
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)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
DAVID M CLAPPER, et. al.,
AMERICAN REALTY INVESTORS,
INC., et. al.,
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.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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