$37,000 Awarded in Breach of Contract and Consumer Fraud Lawsuit

Ed Moomjian II and Amy S. Chapman, a partner and an associate with the Udall Law Firm, garnered a hard fought and definitive victory on behalf of our client in a lawsuit for breach of contract and related consumer fraud claims against a distributor of marble statuaries.

Our client, a Canadian corporation, entered a contract to purchase various carved marble pieces from the defendant company, and made a $30,000 deposit. Our client waited nearly one year for the defendants to either deliver the goods or return our client’s deposit, neither of which occurred. Following a bench trial in Pima County Superior Court, the judge found in favor of our client, awarding damages of the $30,000 lost deposit, as well as $7,000 in punitive damages. The Court also found that the plaintiff had established that the defendants had not sufficiently followed corporate formalities and, thus, that the corporate veil would be “pierced” rendering the individual defendant-owners of the company personally liable on the judgment against the corporation (default was entered against the corporation prior to trial).

A copy of the decision can be viewed here.


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