O’Brien Law Firm wins settlement of $200K unpaid sales commissions claim on eve of trial

In February 2022, just before a sales representative and his former employer were about to start a jury trial over his claim of over $200K in unpaid sales commissions, the parties settled the dispute on confidential terms. In that case, Cause No. 19-E-0107 in the 130th Judicial District Court of Matagorda County, the sales rep alleged that he had sold a multi-million dollar deal, and the company owner even agreed to his structured payout on the commissions from the deal. However, the company then terminated the sales rep, and claimed that he had no right to the commissions. In this case, the company believed that they would be able to pocket his money, and he would just go away.

Instead, the client hired the O’Brien Law Firm to push the dispute and hold the employer accountable. This is another example of the value of the pressure that the court system provides.

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