Attorneys Obtain Verdict for Client in Commercial Matter

Huie attorneys John Isaac Southerland and Woods Parker successfully obtained a verdict for $100,000 plus reasonable attorney fees and costs on behalf of their client, Ford Motor Credit Company LLC,  for breach of promissory note and guaranty by a former dealership principal in a commercial litigation matter. In 2009, a former Mazda dealership in Trussville, Alabama, ceased doing business, and its principal defaulted on loans made by Ford Motor Credit.  The loan balance due was secured by a promissory note and personal guaranty executed by the dealer principal.  The commercial matter was tried over two days before a jury in Madison County Alabama Circuit Court.  The jury deliberated for approximately two and a half hours before returning a verdict in favor of Ford Motor Credit Company finding that the dealer principal was individually liable for breach of the underlying contractual agreements.  Mr. Southerland and Mr. Parker were counsel at trial and were assisted in the case by Craig Leslie and Jacob Sonner of Phillips, Lytle LLP from Rochester, New York.