Following a seven-week jury trial in the Nevada District Court, Enterprise Counsel Group ("ECG") partner Anjuli Woods successfully defended her client, Frederick Chin, in the case entitled LLV Holdco, LLC v. Atalon Management Group LLC, et al.
In 2007, following the near collapse of LLV Holdco, LLC and its affiliates ("Plaintiffs"), who were the developers of Lake Las Vegas, Mr. Chin was brought on as Chief Restructuring Officer. While holding that position, Mr. Chin successfully steered the Plaintiffs through bankruptcy.
In this lawsuit, however, the Plaintiffs sought to disgorge profits Mr. Chin received from a land investment, made years after he left the company, alleging fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, among other misleading theories.
The Plaintiffs fought aggressively to withhold critical evidence, and in doing so paint a false image of the events that unfolded. Thanks to the thorough work of Ms. Woods and the ECG team, evidence was uncovered proving Mr. Chin and the other defendants offered the investment opportunity in question to the Plaintiffs before investing, and the offer was declined.
This evidence convinced the jury to side against the Plaintiff and in favor of Mr. Chin.
"The Plaintiffs wanted none of the risk and all of the reward and were willing to tarnish Mr. Chin's reputation in the process," stated Ms. Woods. "It has been a privilege to represent Mr. Chin and the ECG team is looking forward to phase two in the legal proceedings."
The litigation will now proceed to a second phase of trial, when Mr. Chin seeks to recover his litigation expenses from the Plaintiffs.
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