Type of action: Fraud, breach of fiduciary duty
Injuries alleged: Lost past and future profits
Court: Fairfax County Circuit Court
Case no.: CM-2021-1294
Tried before: Jury
Name of judge or mediator: Judge Tania Saylor
Date resolved: 1/27/2023
Verdict or settlement: Verdict
Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Muhammad Elsayed, Glenn Golding and Tyler Asher, Vienna
Description of case: The plaintiff, a cabinet wholesaler, brought an action against a former employee and his company for breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference with business expectancy and fraud.
After a three-day jury trial, the jury returned verdicts in favor of the plaintiff on the fraud and breach of fiduciary duty counts and for the defendants on the tortious interference claims. The jury awarded the plaintiff a total of $132,000 in compensatory damages and $282,000 in punitive damages for a total of $414,000.
Plaintiff’s counsel Muhammad Elsayed provided case information.