Lightfoot appellate team securing favorable settlement.
Lightfoot attorneys secured a $61 million verdict in favor of our client, a pet food manufacturer, against an enterprise software-solutions provider, for fraudulently inducing our client to enter into a software licensing contract. The verdict represented the largest in Alabama that year and the largest in Franklin County history. The trial team became the appellate team when the defendant filed a post-trial motion with the trial court and an appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court. The case ultimately settled on appeal, but because the defendant failed to file a supersedeas bond, Lightfoot submitted extensive briefing in the appellate court regarding the requirements of Rule 8 of the Alabama Rules of Appellate Procedure.