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Daily Journal Features Michelman & Robinson as one of the Top Defense Verdicts of 2014!

February 18, 2015

Michelman & Robinson, LLP’s $264 million victory defending a title company executive against his former employer in Orange County Superior Court was selected as one of the Top Defense Verdicts of 2014 by the Daily Journal. This litigation, led by partner Mona Hanna, ended with not only a defense verdict but also prevailed on our client's cross complaint for damages.

Specifically, in USA National Title Company Inc. v. Cayton et al., Plaintiffs, USA National Title Company (USA), Inc., brought 10 causes of action against our clients, defendants Robert Cayton and Lawyers Title (Lawyers). Ms. Hanna and Mr. Isbell countersued for fraud in the inducement of contract as well as breach of contract and unfair business practices.

After a seven-week trial, the jury agreed with M&R’s position and found against the plaintiffs on all counts. Additionally, Ms. Hanna prevailed on the $50,000 breach of contract claim in the countersuit.

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