Steven Appelbaum secures trial victory in bankruptcy court
Arnstein & Lehr Miami Associate Steven M. Appelbaum recently secured a victory for three firm clients in a trial before Judge Robert Mark of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. The plaintiffs, who had bought a condominium unit from the clients, had initially brought suit in state court alleging fraudulent concealment of latent defects. Following the clients’ bankruptcy filings, the plaintiffs brought adversary proceedings seeking non-dischargeability of the asserted debts arising from the clients’ alleged fraud. Mr. Appelbaum moved for judgment on partial findings after the presentation of plaintiff’s case at trial. The court granted their motion, finding that the plaintiffs had failed to prove that the clients knew of any latent material defects, and entered final judgment in the clients’ favor.