April 6, 2011
Case Western Students Smack Property Fraudsters (Civilly)
Congrats to students from Case Western's Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center, who successfully sued a fraudulent home repair financing company preying on Cleveland homeowners, obtaining a whopping $1.1M in damages.
According the Cleveland Plain-Dealer,
The verdict itself was unusual -- a Cleveland family winning $1.1 million after they were ripped off in a home-repair and financing scheme.
But if you consider who handled the case -- two law students -- it was almost unheard of.
Now, the reality is that they'll be lucky to collect any of it, since the defendant is now out of business. But, at the very least, that verdict gives predatory and fraudulent financing companies a good reason to hesitate before they go looking for victims in Cleveland. There's real (albeit limited) value in that. And that's enough.
Good work, Case Western students!
Mark A. Edwards
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That's awesome. I always liked Case Western's program. It gives me hope for our future law practitioners. Thanks for this great news.
Posted by: Michael | Apr 7, 2011 8:12:19 AM