Cases - Motion for Summary Judgment Granted in Part, Leads to Favorable Settlement

Motion for Summary Judgment Granted in Part, Leads to Favorable Settlement

Resolution Date
01/12/2012

Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation
Legal Malpractice

Description

Pete Werdesheim and Billy Newcomb obtained partial summary judgment in a legal malpractice and fraud case in the Superior Court of Sumter County, despite the judge’s comment that “this case involves the most bizarre and outrageous facts concerning a lawyer’s conduct that this court has ever heard or could possibly have imagined.” The grant of partial summary judgment eliminated over half of Plaintiffs’ claimed damages. A mediation held before the trial court ruled on the motion failed. After the ruling, however, the case settled for approximately 10% of the Plaintiffs’ last demand at mediation.

Attorneys Involved
Peter Werdesheim
William D. Newcomb

CCS Office
Atlanta