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Recent Cases

The following is a sampling of our clientele:

BUSINESS CLIENTS. Automobile dealerships and repair facilities in disputes with customers. Principals of construction companies in defense and favorable settlement of mortgage foreclosures and personal actions. Landlords in successful evictions of tenants. Computer retailer in dispute with business customer. Regular counseling to business clients regarding resolution of disputes without litigation.

COLLECTIONS. Assertive, personalized representation in commercial collections. Represent contractors in mechanic lien actions. Collected delinquent dues from homeowner on behalf of community association. Periodically give seminars in debt collection.

CONSTRUCTION. Manufacturer against contractor. Material supplier against contractors. Contractor against subcontractor and owner. Subcontractor against contractor. Obtained ruling that where property owners raised bad faith defenses, they had to pay contractor’s attorney’s fees. On the other side, successfully got decision for consumer awarding punitive damages against contractor which used deceptive practices.

CONSUMER PROTECTION. Consumers in disputes with automobile dealerships and repair facilities. Consumers in challenging workmanship of construction. Litigated in the Delaware Supreme Court the seminal case in establishing the responsibilities of a bank/finance company after a repossession under the Uniform Commercial Code, Wilmington Trust Co. v. Conner, Del. Supr., 415 A.2d 773 (1980) Have litigated many of the progeny cases addressing specific issues in that field. Represented numerous debtors in successfully contesting avoiding deficiency judgments in repossession actions and obtaining judgments against banks/finance companies. Consumers in pursuing actions against overly zealous debtor collectors. Periodically give seminars in consumer protection.

INSURANCE BAD FAITH. Have represented insureds in suits against insurance companies and brokers for bad faith claims settlements.

Represented non-profit youth sports association in land lease negotiations.