Friday, March 17, 2017

Successful Trial Case on Enforcement of a Training Expense Repayment Contract

Todd Harlow and Monica Narvaez successfully tried a case in Collin County on behalf of their client, a local air carrier that specializes in emergency medical transportation, to enforce a training expense repayment contract.  The court found that the defendant—a former pilot employed by the company—was obligated to repay thousands of dollars in training costs, and awarded all of the requested attorneys’ fees.  

“The dollar amount of the demand was not the primary driver of the case,” Mr. Harlow said.  “Rather, having a court uphold the contract is important to the client’s business going forward, and we are pleased that the court found the contract was supported by valid consideration.  Whether our client upheld its end of the bargain was never seriously in question.”

The case may have implications for other air carriers in their efforts to enforce similar agreements with new pilots who receive expensive pilot training, only to depart for other employment after their training is complete.       

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