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***** Town Mall Fire

Case Conclusion Date: 04.22.2010

Practice Area: Litigation

Outcome: $9,500,000 in total settlements

Description: Small business sustains fire loss – Jury Verdicts and settlements over $9.5 million – Bradley Winston, Esq. – A large shopping mall burned down in September, 1997. Mr. Winston represented one of the tenants, a small software development company, and achieved an award on appeal after a jury verdict against the client’s insurer, Britamco, and court also ordered Britamco to pay the client’s attorneys fee for the trial and the appeal. After the insurance was exhausted, Mr. Winston continued to pursue the mall’s owners and insurers and obtained total court awards and settlements for his client alone in excess of $1.5 million. The claims against the parties that caused the fire, allowed it to spread, and their insurance company for bad faith and spoliation of evidence were part of approximately $9.5 million in settlements achieved by Mr. Winston as one of the the four attorneys for all of the tenants (the “Plaintiffs’ Legal Committee”).

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