ADLI Attorney Drew Sherman Secures Six-Figure Jury Verdict in Breach of Contract and Licensing Deal for Management Company
Following a six-day jury trial, ADLI’s client was awarded a $250,000 verdict on quantum meruit. The case brought by the Manager (Plaintiff, Just Having Fun Productions, Inc.) for the musician known as Jani Lane (the former frontman for the band Warrant) who died at the end of 2011, and the Defendant –––– a court-appointed personal representative of Lane’s Estate, Alex Borden.
Represented by ADLI attorney Drew Sherman, the Manager brought an action for breach of contract. He sought quantum meruit for commissions due from the sale of the decedent’s music catalog that he brokered for $3.75MM. The Estate, however, refused to pay commissions. They claimed that the oral contract only pertained to licensing deals negotiated by the Plaintiff and not the sale of Lane’s intellectual property. The jury found that the reasonable value of services owed was $250,000, which was higher than the settlement offer made by the Defendant throughout the litigation.
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