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Firm Prevails In Dispute Over $110 Million Claim - June 24, 2013

On June 24, 2013, Bankruptcy Judge Michael G. Williamson granted summary judgment to the estate of a victim of nursing home negligence who had obtained a $110 million judgment in state court against the debtor. The judgment and resulting claim were challenged on the basis of alleged extrinsic fraud by the claimant’s state court counsel. The Firm represented the estate in the bankruptcy court proceeding and argued that no fraud had occurred and that principles of res judicata, collateral estoppel, and the Rooker-Feldman doctrine required allowance of the claim. The Court ruled that there was no evidence of fraud and granted summary judgment in favor of the estate. Harley Riedel and Daniel Fogarty were primarily responsible for the handling of the case.