Smith Haughey’s client was sued three years ago by a lessee of the client’s jet aircraft. The plaintiff was seeking over $7 million in damages. Knowing the claim was unfounded and that the individuals who owned the plaintiff corporation were engaged in fraudulent behavior, Smith Haughey filed a counter-claim for fraud on our client’s behalf. Smith Haughey also set out to “pierce the corporate veil” – meaning that we would be able to go after the individual owners of the plaintiff corporation who were hiding their assets.
After years of extensive discovery, Smith Haughey attorneys Kevin Even, Rachael Roseman, and Chris Berry obtained a complete dismissal of the plaintiff’s claims. They also obtained judgment in our client’s favor on the fraud claim against the plaintiff corporation and its individual owners for nearly $1.5 million, including an award of over $300,000 in attorney fees.