Multi-Million-Dollar Verdict Hits Florida Developer for His Scheme to Defraud Subway Founder in Massive Land Project

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 13, 2017 3:15:11 PM


Richard Hutchison delivers his closing statement during the fraud and breach of contract trial stemming from the failed Destiny development project in Florida. 

West Palm Beach, FL—Jurors Friday cleared Subway founder Fred DeLuca of responsibility for the alleged breach of a massive land development agreement, and they handed down a to-be-trebled $2.9 million verdict against his partners, a Florida real estate developer and his business manager, for their role in a scheme to defraud DeLuca. FD Destiny v. AVP Destiny, 2009CA029903. 

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Topics: Fraud, Real Estate, Florida, FD Destiny v. AVP Destiny, Contract

Update: Doctor Prevails in $5M Fraud, Med Mal Trial Over Patient's Hysterectomy

Posted by Steve Silver on Nov 9, 2015 5:59:29 PM


Update: Dr. Magdi Hanafi, the gynecologist that performed a 2007 hysterectomy on Tammy Toomer, prevailed Monday evening in Toomer's suit claiming Hanafi forged her signature on consent forms and negligently performed the procedure.

Jurors deliberated for four hours before clearing Hanafi on claims ranging from medical malpractice to fraud. The decision capped a week-long trial and followed a closing in which Toomer's attorneys requested up to $5 million, plus attorney fees in the case. 

CVN will publish video of the trial as soon as it is available. 

Atlanta, GA—Trial begins today in Fulton County State Court in a medical malpractice case involving a gynecologist who is accused of forging his patient’s signature to a consent form for a hysterectomy he performed on her. Tammy Toomer v. Magdi Hanafi, MD et al. (09EV006809).

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Topics: Fraud, Medical Malpractice, Georgia

Conyers Entrepreneur Hit with $2+ Million Judgment in Rockdale Fraud Trial

Posted by Steve Silver on Nov 4, 2015 2:10:31 PM

Conyers, GA—Jurors awarded more than $2 million in a suit against a Conyers entrepreneur and his company on an allegedly fraudulent lease guarantee. TrackFinders Music Group, Inc. d/b/a MC2 Funding Group, Inc. v. The Baoming Group, LLC et al. (2013-sv-1202)

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Topics: Fraud, Commercial Law, Georgia

(UPDATE) Parties Settle Landmark Carfax Report Consumer Fraud Case

Posted by Steve Silver on Sep 17, 2015 6:39:00 PM

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Topics: Fraud, Georgia, consumer protection

Fraud Claim Adds $350K to Plaintiff's Recovery in Major Commercial Breach-of-Contract Case

Posted by Steve Silver on Jul 1, 2015 6:51:00 PM

A plaintiff normally cannot recover damages for fraud in a breach of contract action, but, in a recent major commercial case, a successful plaintiff was able to add nearly $350,000 to its eventual recovery by successfully adding and proving a fraud count to its original complaint, based on information the defendant revealed for the first time during discovery. Nebo Ventures, LLC v. NovaPro Risk Solutions, LP (Fulton County Sup. Ct., (2012CV202767).

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Topics: Fraud, Commercial Law, Georgia, Nebo Ventures v. NovaPro Risk Solutions