Defense Verdicts and Damage Awards for Apartment Management Companies
Mr. Hudock defended companies that owned and managed apartment complexes throughout Southern California in a high-risk lawsuit brought by two former apartment manager employees. The employees asserted numerous claims, including wage and hour violations, breach of contract, wrongful termination, and fraud. Multiple attorneys believed the case was indefensible.
Through a diligent and strategic investigation, Mr. Hudock identified grounds for a cross-complaint against the employees. His pursuit of a cross-complaint shifted the tone and narrative of the case, in his client’s favor.
At trial, before the case was submitted to the jury, and before the defendants presented their case, Mr. Hudock obtained favorable verdicts from the court on many of the plaintiffs’ non wage and hour claims, including wrongful termination and breach of contract. During testimony, the plaintiffs and their claims were severely impeached.
Mr. Hudock obtained defense verdicts on all plaintiffs’ claims against his clients. He obtained a verdict in favor of the companies’ owner that resulted in an award of compensatory and punitive damages to be paid by the employees to the owner. He also obtained an award of costs against the plaintiffs for over $50,000…