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Kiernan Trebach Of Counsel Michael Trumble Wins for the Defense on Summary Judgment

By November 30, 2022February 16th, 2023No Comments

KT Of Counsel, Michael Trumble, wins for the defense on summary judgment in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Plaintiff brought a breach of contract claim against his insurer in relation to a previously denied property damage claim. Mr. Trumble moved for summary judgment and asserted a judicial estoppel argument in relation to Plaintiff’s prior bankruptcy filing. In a detailed and comprehensive Memorandum Opinion, the federal court agreed with Mr. Trumble and ruled that Plaintiff was judicially estopped from pursuing this claim as a result of his prior representations in his bankruptcy proceeding. The Court dismissed the case in its entirety with prejudice.