Raphaelson obtained a favorable verdict on behalf of a minority shareholder in an excessive compensation case against chief executive officer.
Clients Recover Double Damages From Defendant Landlord And Punitive Damages And Attorney’s Fees Against Bank
Our clients pursued an opportunity to open a restaurant in Boston, Massachusetts. Relying on the landlord’s representations that his licenses were valid, our clients invested $200,000 in restaurant equipment, leasehold improvements and up-front lease payments. But shortly after opening, Boston police officers ordered the new venture shut down because of the landlord’s ongoing dispute with the licensing authorities. Our clients had to close the restaurant.
Our client lost her business to fire. The insurer claimed that our client had intentionally set the fire to collect the insurance proceeds, disclaimed coverage and refused to pay the policy benefits.
$950K Legal Malpractice Settlement Against Lawyer Who Negligently Prosecuted Client’s Wrongful Death Case And Misused Client Funds
Liability in the wrongful death case was clear from the outset, so the Defendant attorney's primary focus should have been identifying and preserving assets for collection to satisfy the judgment Client was likely to obtain. Nevertheless, the Defense attorney failed to take the appropriate steps to secure and preserve assets for collection.
Our client purchased a disability insurance policy from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. One year later, he suffered a series of debilitating strokes. MassMutual disclaimed coverage and refused to pay any benefits. It claimed that the client had declared on his application that certain pre-existing insurance coverage would be cancelled upon issuance of the new MassMutual policy, and that the coverage had not been cancelled.