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FTBLaw Lawyers Obtain Published Decision Securing The Rights Of Stop Notice Claimants On Private Jobs

On January 31 the 4th District Court of Appeal followed Familian Corp v. Imperial Bank holding stop notice claimants have priority over the entire construction loan amount and lenders must make all fees, interest and points they took from the loan available to stop notice claimants. This case should expedite recoveries and avoid the tired lender defenses to distinguish Familian, or assert it was wrongly decided. Congratulations to the Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP attorneys who tried the underlying case and the appeal. Read more about the decision here.

Groundbreaking GAO Protest Victory, August 22, 2012

The firm successfully protested to the Government Accountability Office a VA award of a $23 million solar project in Las Vegas. The GAO, in a detailed published decision, agreed with the firm's arguments that the VA's evaluation of its client's proposal was unreasonable and that the VA's overall best-value tradeoff analysis was fundamentally flawed. For more details or to view the GAO's decision, click here.

Federal Jury Verdict, July 2, 2012

Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP trial attorney Louis J. Blum received an 8-0 federal jury verdict in favor of the firm’s client for $4.34 million in a hotly contested case regarding misrepresentations in the sale of a manufacturing business. Post-verdict, judgment was entered in favor of the firm's client in the total amount of $7.34 million.