Wingert Grebing’s client represented numerous plaintiffs in three lawsuits in federal and state court against developers and promoters of a hotel which sold its rooms as profit generating condo units. Following dismissals of each underlying lawsuit, including one in which a class was certified, the developers sued Wingert’s clients for malicious prosecution.
Within a month of being retained, Wingert Grebing prepared and filed Anti-SLAPP motions on behalf of the firm and individual partners contending the underlying lawsuits were prosecuted with probable cause and therefore protected by the SLAPP statute.
After both sides submitted thousands of pages of pleadings, testimony and exhibits from the three underlying lawsuits, the Court found in favor of Wingert’s client dismissing the lawsuit.
Following Wingert’s motion for attorney fees and costs, the Court awarded attorney fees of $49,927 and $1305 in favor of Wingert’s client.