Plaintiff Win in Trial for Specific Performance and Fraudulent Conveyance
John Rogers and Joe Kingma represented a consortium of builders who had contracted to purchase the last 45 buildable lots in Fayetteville, Georgia. The developer-seller decided that the contract price was too low and refused to honor the agreement. Worse, in an attempt to avoid his contractual obligations, the developer conveyed the lots to a corporation he controlled. The developer hired lawyers from one of the nation’s largest law firms and fought tooth and nail. After extensive motion practice, a jury trial, and two appellate court opinions, our clients won the lots. By this time, the real estate had increased in value over $2 million, nearly double the original contract price. The Fayette County jury also awarded attorney’s fees and punitive damages, and the Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed. Stinchcomb v. Wright, 278 Ga. App. 136 (2006).