After a bench trial in Roanoke City Circuit Court, Frith Anderson + Peake and an Am Law 100 firm from Washington, D.C. obtained a $13-million judgment on behalf of three Virginia companies and a Panamanian corporation. The defendant, a former officer of the entities, initially moved to dismiss the matter for lack of personal jurisdiction. That motion was denied, and the matter proceeded to trial. At trial, the defendant argued that the parties’ promissory note was unenforceable. The circuit court disagreed and entered judgment for the entities.
Attorneys Phil Anderson and Andy Gerrish served as co-counsel for the corporate entities in this matter. Phil is a founding partner of FA+P and is a general civil-litigation attorney who concentrates his practice in the areas of professional liability, general property and casualty, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation. Andy is also a civil-litigation attorney with a focus in the areas of insurance defense; insurance coverage; premises liability; legal malpractice; professional liability; community associations; and architect, engineer, and contractor liability.