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Benford and Morgese Obtain Summary Judgment in Federal Court Action Against Government Contractor Alleging Deceptive Trade Practices

October 28, 2020

John Benford (Of Counsel-Orlando) and Joseph Morgese (Associate-New Jersey) obtained a summary judgment in the Middle District of Florida in favor of the firm’s client, a government contractor that services more than 250 municipalities in the state of Florida and the throughout the United States. The client assists municipalities in collecting various fees owed by property owners. The plaintiff, a large real estate hedge fund and property owner, sued the client alleging various causes of action, including deceptive and unfair trade practices and violations of the Florida and U.S. constitutions based on the client’s business practices. Importantly, the plaintiff sought injunctive and declaratory relief ,which, had plaintiff prevailed at trial, would have caused the client to lose tens of millions of dollars in revenue per year.

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