Trial Verdict in Hurricane Katrina Breach of Contract/Fraud Case

July 2008

Douglas Hargett filed a lawsuit against a heavy equipment manufacturer on behalf of a disaster relief company, alleging breach of contract and fraud based on the manufacturer’s failure to deliver trucks and equipment to his client to be used in clean-up efforts in Southern Mississippi and Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. Following a trial on the merits of the case, the court entered a judgment in favor of Douglas’s client on all counts and required the defendant to immediately deliver the trucks and equipment to the plaintiff. In re Lucky, 2008 WL 2952202 (Bankr. N.D. Ala. July 29, 2008).

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