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Motion for Summary Judgment Granted in Part, Eliminates Most of Plaintiffs’ Claimed Damages

November 28, 2012

Pete Werdesheim and Joe Kingma successfully briefed and argued a Motion for Partial Summary Judgment in an abusive litigation case in the State Court of Fulton County. Plaintiffs, who are represented by a well-regarded Atlanta law firm, seek over $10 million in damages, a sum they contend is attributable to a frivolous lawsuit and lis pendens that impaired the marketability of certain industrial property they owned. By granting partial summary judgment, Judge Susan Edlein eliminated one plaintiff’s claims entirely and struck the remaining plaintiff’s attempt to recover punitive damages, thereby eliminating well over half of the damages Plaintiffs hoped to recover from Carlock Copeland’s law firm client.

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