Trial Victory Defeating $30 Million Fraud and Misrepresentation Claim

Leading Homebuilder

Obtained a full victory at trial on behalf of Lennar Corporation, one of the nation's leading homebuilders, turning a $30 million fraud and misrepresentation claim against our client into a $14 million victory in our client's favor. Olivia's Savannah, LLC, and its private lender, sued Lennar claiming they had been fraudulently induced to purchase 220 acres of raw land. Our team successfully counterclaimed, obtaining $14 million in defaulted mortgage payments for Lennar and also obtaining a foreclosure judgment that allowed Lennar to recover title to the 220 acres of land.

Howard E. Nelson
Partner, Head of Environmental Practice
Representation of real estate investors in limited partnership derivative suits. Investors sought millions of dollars in damages, based on the diminution of the value of their investment and lost opportunities.
Representation of Dania Distribution in the defense of a $10 million toxic tort claim.
Representation of Harvey Ruvin, Clerk of the Circuit Court, in a federal civil rights action. Plaintiff alleged that his procedural due process rights were violated because the Clerk failed to ensure that he received notice of a tax deed sale. Prevailed on summary judgment on the basis that the plai...