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Victory on Summary Judgment for Pro Bono Client

Paul, Weiss achieved a significant victory for pro bono clients Fund for the Public Interest and the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group in litigation pending before Judge Roman in the Southern District of New York.  Judge Roman granted the Funds' summary judgment motion and dismissed breach of contract claims through which the plaintiff had alleged over half a million dollars in claimed damages.

The case arose after our clients terminated an exclusive agency agreement with the company that they had used to process credit card transactions, CHI.  CHI claimed that the Funds did not have a basis to terminate the agreement.  On summary judgment, Judge Roman agreed with our proposed contractual interpretation, determined that the Funds had adequate grounds for terminating the relevant agreement, and dismissed the case.  

The Paul, Weiss team included partner Walter Ricciardi; and associates Elana Beale, Elizabeth Gary, Chris Filburn, Max Kosman, Sarah Istel, Lisa McCabe, Whitney O'Byrne, Eli Richlin and Josh Rothstein.

December 15, 2014

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