July 14, 2021 | 1 minute read

HOUSTON – The Houston Court of Appeals recently affirmed entirely the trial court’s dismissal of all claims brought by Darla Lexington against the John M. O’Quinn Foundation, the sole beneficiary of famed trial lawyer John O’Quinn’s estate, and others related to a prior settlement between the parties, the ownership of certain real estate and the disinterment of O’Quinn’s remains. Bracewell LLP obtained dismissal of the claims in the trial court and obtained the win in the Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals rejected Lexington’s argument that she was O’Quinn’s common-law spouse or that she owned the real estate on which O’Quinn was buried.

Established in 1986, the John M. O’Quinn Foundation supports a wide variety of charitable activities, notably including conservation, education, health and programs benefit unprivileged youth in Houston and the surrounding areas.