Defense Verdict Secured For Fortune 500 Retailer in Commercial Lease Dispute

Facing eviction from a lucrative store location in a dispute with its landlord, a Fortune 500 retailer turned to Melick & Porter for its defense. Several hundred thousand dollars of damages were at stake, as well as the livelihood of the store's many workers.  Having only weeks to prepare, the team of John Rooney, Erin Alarcon and Eric Losey successfully secured a defense verdict in New Hampshire District Court.  Not only did the Melick & Porter team defeat the landlord's claim that the retailer had materially breached the lease, but the court found the plaintiff landlord failed to comply with the terms of the contract.

 

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