Haggard Awarded Lawyers Fees

TEXAS (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Merle Haggard doesn't have to pay his sharks. On June 5th, a judge in Texas ruled that Haggard is entitled to 101,000 in attorney fees in the wake of a failed lawsuit, the Kerrville Daily Times reported. The lawsuit, which had been filed against him for breach of contract by Kathy Schroeder, who claimed that she had lost 80,000 dollars when Haggard cancelled a show with one day's notice in 2001. The case was rejected by the court which cited Ms. Schroeder had no standing to sue as she did not have ownership interest with the contracting firm Pedernales Music Productions.

Judge Sherrill cited Ms Schroeder's inability to appear as a matter of some annoyance, saying "

Judge Sherrill voiced irritation at the situation before him, commenting that the issue had dragged on because Schroeder and her attorney were unable to appear, saying "The court has gone out on a limb to protect Miss Schroeder so many times on attorneys’ fees. The court is pretty disgusted with the whole thing." reported the Daily Times – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers