Global law firm White & Case LLP successfully represented 26 Tierra Subida, LLC, and A.V. Foothills, LLC, in the case Landbank Development Company, LLC v. 26 Tierra Subida, LLC, A.V. Foothills, LLC and Royal Investors Group, LLC.
26 Tierra Subida and A.V. Foothills sold approximately 160 acres of land in Lancaster, CA, to Landbank Development Company LLC, a Nevada-based real estate investor. Two years after purchasing the land, the investor defaulted and then sued 26 Tierra Subida, A.V. Foothills and Royal Investors Group in Los Angeles Superior Court for fraud, breach of contract and rescission.
White & Case became involved in the case just three months before the February 8 trial date. After both sides rested on February 15, the court heard White & Case’s motion for a directed verdict. The court took the motion under submission, heard further argument on February 16 and then granted the motion, directing that a complete defense verdict and judgment be entered in favor of all three defendants.
"Despite coming into this case with discovery closed and the deadline for filing dispositive motions long passed, we were able to find critical information and evidence and secure a victory for our clients," said Matt Lewis, White & Case partner in Los Angeles. "We filed six motions in limine, opposed the plaintiff's seven motions in limine and prepared thorough jury instructions and verdict forms, pursuant to the Court’s instructions and requirements."
Lewis led the White & Case trial team, with assistance from counsel Mark Gustafson and associates Josh Krebs, Arash Sadat, Dustin Linden and Tyler Newshott, all of the Firm's Los Angeles office.
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