Case Conclusion Date: 11.30.2009
Practice Area: Admiralty and maritime
Outcome: The Court ruled in favor of Brais & Brais' client, Winward Associates, and entered judgment in Windward's favor for the entirle amount owned.
Description: Brais & Brais represented a ship repairer and refurbisher who arrested a ship, in rem, and pursued a claim in personam for amounts due after completing repairs to a mega yacht, the M/Y Esterel. Though the work was done to the owner's specifications the yacht owner refused to pay the balance due to B&B's client, Winward Associates. A four day trial was held in the United States Districk Court for the Middle District of Florida. Defendants where represented at trial by Moore & Company.