May 22, 2023

Fishkin Lucks Wins Jury Trial in Southern District of New York

Fishkin Lucks prevailed at trial when a jury in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York returned a unanimous verdict today in favor of its client, a leading full-service developer of commercial, industrial, and office buildings, on claims against a former employee, his co-conspirator and each of their companies, arising from a civil theft and embezzlement scheme. The jury found for the Firm’s client on its claims for violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”), conspiracy to violate RICO, fraud, conversion, and unjust enrichment, and against the client’s former employee on his remaining counterclaim, after the Court had dismissed the former employee’s other counterclaims on summary judgment. The jury verdict represented a complete victory for the client, and included an award of treble damages, attorney’s fees, and punitive damages.