Ken Waterway and co-counsel Lindsey Tenberg (Lindsey M. Tenberg P.A./Lighthouse Point FL – firstname.lastname@example.org) obtained a defense verdict for their client in jury trial in Fort Lauderdale. In the case of Soto v. Weiss, 17th Judicial Circuit Court case no. 11-209004, Tenberg and Waterway Black represented Jason Weiss, a Pompano Beach real estate professional.
The case arose out of a pair of financial transactions in which Weiss, the plaintiffs, and others contributed money for short-term/high interest loans to a developer purchasing lots. The developer defaulted on the loans. The plaintiffs filed suit against Weiss (who had coordinated the transactions), asserting various theories of liability before ultimately claiming at trial that: (1) their $260,000 contribution was actually a loan to Weiss personally that Weiss was obligated to repay, and (2) Weiss made and broke a subsequent oral promise to refund the plaintiffs’ contribution from the proceeds of the sale of a house.
Following a four-day jury trial presided over by the Honorable Thomas M. Lynch IV, the jury deliberated for approximately an hour before returning a complete defense verdict in favor of Weiss. The litigation was often contentious and a significant strain on Mr. Weiss and his family.
In addition to the gratification that comes from winning a hard-fought jury trial, Ken and Lindsey found it extremely rewarding to team up and achieve this happy outcome for the Weiss’.