Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara, LLP represented a property management company and its member manager in a hotly contested wrongful eviction claim, which included additional causes of action for defamation, and intentional interference with prospective economic relations.
Plaintiffs were tenants at the clients’ commercial property who were evicted for failing to abide by the terms of the lease. After being evicted, Plaintiffs filed suit, claiming that the eviction proceedings were unlawful and that the defendant was guilty of defamation for speaking ill of them to their potential customers. In their Complaint, and through discovery, plaintiffs alleged in excess of $1.5 million in economic damages as a result of the wrongful eviction and lost business profits associated with the loss of the commercial space. Plaintiffs also sought attorney’s fees and punitive damages.
Over the life of the lawsuit, Mr. D’Andrea and Mr. Nathan successfully rebutted and undermined all of Plaintiff’s liability claims, leading to their eventual win via summary judgment. The clients are extremely pleased with this result as Plaintiffs will take nothing from BWBO’s clients.