Plaintiff claims breach of contract after buying defendant's periodontal practice. Jury finds for defense.
Defendant is awarded all attorney's fees and costs incurred as a result of this lawsuit. Defendants awarded $385,754.25 in attorney's fees and $71,411.89 in costs pursuant to CCP 998.
Plaintiff claimed economic damages in excess of $1 million.
Jury found no basis for punitive damages.
This case arose out of the alleged breach of contract and fraud against defendant in sale of a periodontal practice. Plaintiff alleged that defendant misrepresented the value of the practice and failed to disclose material problems with the practice.
That defendant falsely represented his practice to her. That defendant "hyped" up his practice and defrauded her by making plaintiff think the practice was more profitable then it actually was. That defendant "made the material promises in the Contract without the present intent of performing them." That defendant interfered with plaintiff's practice and patients.
Defendant denied all of plaintiff's contentions and contended that the practice sale was very successful in that plaintiff was producing millions in income, placing her practice in the top 3% of the country.
Breach of contract, fraud and deceit. Plaintiff asked for general, special, and punitive damages.