Dahman Law Wins $42,000 at Trial for Small Business Client; Adversary’s $652,000 Claims Thrown Out

Dahman Law prevailed at trial last week for its client The RAE Associates, Inc. in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Case No. 12-CVH-1103.

After a four-day trial, the jury unanimously awarded print brokerage firm The RAE Associates the full amount requested, $41,727.61, on its breach of contract complaint against Nexus Communications, Inc.  Dahman Law also obtained directed verdict on Nexus’ claims of conversion and fraud by demonstrating that Nexus failed to put forth evidence supporting those claims.  The jury further found against Nexus on their trade secret and breach of contract claims, for which they were seeking $652,112.08 in damages.  What made the jury’s verdict so remarkable was that although The RAE Associates did not ask for attorney fees (because they were not recoverable in this situation), the jury voluntarily attempted to give The RAE Associates $65,000 in total damages.

Dahman Law argued the case in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas in front of Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Watters.  It was 1 of only 56 civil trials in the past year in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.  Samir Dahman called the win a “team effort,” as the entire firm worked intensely on the case in the weeks before trial.  All the hard work paid off as The RAE Associates was obviously pleased with the outcome of being awarded more than what it requested.

Through comprehensive fact and legal research, working closely with the client, coordinated preparation, and adhering to high ethical and legal standards, Dahman Law was able to secure the win.  This recent trial is yet another example of how Dahman Law works with its clients, especially small business owners, to make sure all of their legal needs are met.