WSHB's Orange County office is celebrating a victory in trial, one that spanned eight weeks and involved a complex professional liability dispute involving an escrow company and escrow office. Partner, Catherine Deter, along with senior associate Frank Chatzipantsios, overcame unique challenges to obtain a favorable outcome. The clients faced 13 causes of action and in a 48 page statement of decision - the Judge sided with our clients and ruled that only minimal damages should be awarded as to one cause of action.
Although the escrow defendants were found liable for negligence and breach of fiduciary duty, the judge did not award any damages for these causes of action due to the breach of contract verdict. The verdict specifically calls out a co-defendant as the prevailing party for purposes of post-trial motions for fees and costs, so our client is not liable for plaintiffs’ fees and costs.
Please join us in congratulations Catherine, Frank and the entire Orange County office team in this impressive win for the client!