Zaretsky v. Yardley, et al., and Yardley v. Zaretsky
Stradling attorneys Marc J. Schneider and Richard C. Goodman chalked up two more trial wins relating to the contentious break-up of a twenty year business relationship. Not only did the Stradling team obtain a complete defense win on a $9 million claim made against their client, they also obtained a $600,000 judgment in favor of their client in a related case.
Stradling skillfully represented the client in a one-month bench trial regarding the alleged “bad faith” dissolution of the corporation. When the dust had settled, Stradling had secured a full defense win for its client, with the court expressly finding that Mr. Zaretsky had acted in good faith in dissolving the company. In addition, the court later found that the son was entitled to nothing on his $9 million claim. In a related case, after a multi-week arbitration, Stradling’s client was awarded a $600,000 judgment against an entity related to the son.