This case involves a BUSINESS DISPUTE between two doctors who decided to open a MEDICAL PRACTICE together, and did so, but then quickly found themselves embroiled in internal disputes regarding the management of the practice. The disputes escalated into litigation in which the Plaintiff claimed that the Defendants had BREACHED FIDUCIARY DUTIES owed to the Plaintiff and had CONVERTED PROPERTY belonging to the Plaintiff. The Defendants were represented by other lawyers at trial, and lost. An adverse Verdict and Judgment were entered against them for damages, including punitive damages and attorneys fees. The Defendants then retained our firm to APPEAL.
After filing briefs with the Georgia Court of Appeals, and presenting oral argument to the Court, we obtained a partial reversal of the adverse verdict and judgment and the appellate court remanded the case to the trial judge for a new trial on the issues of conversion, punitive damages, and the award of attorney's fees. We then settled the case for the Clients without the payment of punitive damages or attorney's fees.
Smith v Mangham
Won new trial for Client.
Client is an attorney who was sued for legal malpractice by a former client. Client hired another attorney to represent him at the trial, and the Client lost. A verdict and judgment was entered against the Client for general damages, plus punitive damages and attorney's fees. The Client then retained our firm to attempt to obtain some relief.
We filed a Motion for New Trial with supporting briefs and presented oral argument to the Trial Judge, and ultimately succeeded in convincing the Judge that he had improperly prevented our Client's former attorney from introducing certain expert testimony during the trial, and that his error was harmful and prejudicial to our Client, and that the Client was therefore entitled to a new trial.
The Order granting the New Trial was entered by the Court on March 19, 2008, and we are currently awaiting a new trial date, which we expect to be in July or September. Meanwhile, we will attempt to settle the case for the Client in order to avoid the cost of a retrial.
Hammer vs Bank of America
Sep 17, 2008
Won $ 2+ Million arbitration award.
Succeeded in proving that Bank of America's "Private Wealth Management" group had BREACHED its FIDUCIARY DUTIES owed to its customers, our Clients.
Aguero v ____ Trucking Company, Inc.
Jan 30, 2013
Represented woman who suffered brain injury in auto-truck collision on Interstate Hwy in Virginia.