Intentional and Negligent Misrepresentation/Concealment

Intentional and Negligent Misrepresentation/Concealment

The Daily Journal
Verdicts & Settlements Section
October, 2007

Breach of Contract

Intentional and Negligent Misrepresentation/Concealment

VERDICT: Defense

CASE/NUMBER: A.L.Credit Consumer Discount Company / CV-03-2564 TJH (PJWx).

COURT DATE: USDC Central / Sept 7, 2007

JUDGE: Hon. Terry J. Halter Jr.

Plaintiff – Matthew Berliner, Ralph H. Blakeney (Jones Day Irvine).

Defendant – Gregory L. Doll, Michael M. Amir, Hunter R. Eley (Doll, Amir & Eley, LLP, Los Angeles).

FACTS: A.I. Credit Consumer Discount Company filed suit against former UCLA and NBA basketball star, David Greenwood, and his wife, Joyce Greenwood, for breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, intentional misrepresentation, negligent misrepresentation, and concealment.

A.I. Credit sought to recover $368,000 in compensatory damages, plus exemplary damages, costs, and attorney fees. At the close of the plaintiff’s case in chief, United States District Judge Terry J. Hatter granted the Greenwoods’ motion for judgment on the claims for intentional misrepresentation and concealment. The remaining claims were submitted to the jury, which unanimously found in favor of the Greenwoods on all claims.

JURY TRIAL: Length, three days; Deliberation, six hours.

RESULTS: The jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of defendants.

OTHER INFORMATION: The dispute was later resolved by a confidential settlement, superseding the jury verdict. The action was dismissed by mutual agreement.

FILING DATE: April 11, 2003