law-fracturing of claims
KAREN BROCK MURPHY, AMELIA BROCK BANNER, AND JODY BROCK IRWIN, INDIVIDUALLY
AND AS CO-INDEPENDENT EXECUTORS OF THE ESTATE OF DORIS BERGLUND BROCK AND
AS CO-TRUSTEES OF THE BROCK FAMILY TRUST v. G. MICHAEL GRUBER, WILLIAM D.
ELLIOTT, AND KANE RUSSELL, COLEMAN & LOGAN, P.C.; from Dallas County; 5th district
(05-05-01013-CV, 241 SW3d 689, 12-13-07, pet. denied June 2008)
(fracturing of professional negligence claims, limitations)
In this case, we decide whether certain claims pleaded as breach-of-fiduciary-duty and fraud
claims are really impermissibly fractured professional negligence claims barred by the two-year
statute of limitations. Karen Brock Murphy, Amelia Brock Banner, and Jody Brock Irwin, individually
and as co-independent executors of the estate of Doris Berglund Brock and as co- trustees of the
Brock Family Trust (the Brocks), appeal the trial court's summary judgment orders dismissing their
breach-of-fiduciary-duty and fraud claims against G. Michael Gruber, William D. Elliott, and Kane,
Russell, Coleman & Logan, P.C. (the Lawyers). We affirm.