Law firm Fisher Rushmer defeats $ 17 million breach of contract claim


Fisher Rushmer, PA successfully defended a client against a $ 17 million lawsuit for breach of contract, among other claims. The Orlando, Florida court released the 88-page decision, in the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial District of Orange County, Florida. [LEGACY DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, LLC v. LALU INTERNATIONAL, LLC, NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA, CASE NO.: 2016-CA-3201-0, BUSINESS COURT].

The case concerned a development management agreement (DMA). The plaintiff hired the defendant to develop land near Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Osceola County, Florida. The DMA specifically considered creating a community of luxury vacation homes on the property. However, once the defendant purchased the 52-acre parcel from Disney, the plaintiff informed the defendant of the restrictions and requirements that would prevent the project from going as planned.

The defendant eventually withdrew from the DMA. This resulted in legal action from the plaintiff alleging that the defendant failed to serve a notice of default or to provide the plaintiff with 20 days to resolve the issues in dispute. The plaintiff brought an action for alleged actual damages of $ 103,371 and for potential loss of profits of $ 17 million.

After a week-long bench trial – conducted entirely via Zoom – the trial court ruled in favor of the accused on all counts.

The defendant was represented by Lawyers Fisher Rushmer, Gene Shipley and Brock McClane.

Joe Amos, Managing Partner of Fisher Rushmer, commented on the case, the ‘Zoom’ aspect of the lawsuit and its disposition, saying, “I think this is just an extraordinary victory – not just for the client. and individual lawyers, but for the whole team and company.

About Fisher Rushmer, Pennsylvania

The Orlando Law Firm of Fisher Rushmer, PA, has been providing quality legal advice and services to clients in Central Florida and throughout the state since 1984. At Fisher Rushmer, PA, clients are served by lawyers, not case managers, you receive therefore the highly qualified representation you need in an efficient and economical manner. Recognized for excellence year after year, Fisher Rushmer, PA continues to be a premier law firm throughout Florida, offering the resources of a large law firm with the personal touch of a small firm.


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