G&S Wins Summary Judgment in Commercial Lease Dispute
The law firm of Gordon & Simmons and Chris deBettencourt, representing a commercial property owner in a breach of contract action, prevailed on a Motion for Summary Judgment in the Circuit Court for Harford County. Gordon & Simmons represents the manager of a retail shopping center in an action against a former tenant and two individual guarantors. In the landlord-tenant action, the Harford County Circuit Court granted summary judgment in favor of the firm’s client against two of three defendants on claims for breach of contract and breach of guaranty. G&S and Chris secured a judgment for $225,530.16 for its client. On summary judgment, and despite objection from the Defendants concerning the amount of damages, G&S and Chris successfully enforced a treble damages provision in the underlying lease agreement, dramatically increasing the damage award to its client. Gordon & Simmons also prevailed on the summary judgment motion filed by a third Defendant in the case, and Chris and G&S are set to try the remaining claims on February 11, 2015.