Firm Secures Fee Award After Showing Claim Against Client was a Sham

Rob Klein and Mark Sullivan were successful in securing an $84,500 fee award (the full requested amount) after the trial court struck a defamation claim filed against a local south Florida law firm as a sham pleading. The fees were awarded against both the plaintiff and the plaintiff’s attorney, based upon the court’s determination that the underlying action had no legal or factual merit, and no reasonable prospect of success.

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