Firm prevails in Trial of “Elegant” Elliot Offen v. Intercontinental Hotels Corporation, et al

Michael Shelley and Mark Sullivan obtained a directed verdict and final judgment in favor of a Miami Beach hotel following four days of jury trial on a malicious prosecution claim in “Elegant” Elliot Offen v. Intercontinental Hotels Corporation, et al. After previously dispensing with the plaintiff’s other four counts on dispositive motions, Mr. Shelley and Mr. Sullivan defended the sole remaining claim at trial, which resulted in the court entering directed verdicts on multiple distinct issues at the close of all evidence, including a critical ruling that the plaintiff failed to establish any relation between the actions of alleged tortfeasors and the defendants in the case. The Plaintiff, who was once a fixture on the Howard Stern radio show, was seeking damages for alleged Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder resulting from his arrest for refusing to leave the hotel premises after the police requested him to do so.

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