Smith adv. Westport

FBBC successfully defends couple personally sued for $2,400,000 by commercial lender. After obtaining a complete victory for its clients, with the jury awarding the lender zero dollars on a claimed $2,400,000 guaranty, FBBC then successfully obtained an order from the Court compelling the lender to pay all of the couple’s attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in the case. Despite the vociferous objection by the lender, the couple was awarded nearly $300,000 in attorney’s fees and expenses from the lender. At the same time, the lender filed a motion for a new trial and a motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict. Both of the lender’s motions were denied by the Court