KANSAS CITY, MO—Lathrop GPM LLP is pleased to share that on Aug. 3, 2023, a Western District of Missouri jury ruled in favor of the firm’s client Maxus Metropolitan, LLC. After a two-week trial, the jury awarded Maxus Metropolitan LLC 100 percent of damages plus attorney’s fees and vexatious refusal damages. The verdict totals about $27.4 million.
The breach of contract case was brought against Travelers insurance company after it refused to pay covered losses following a September 2018 fire at the Metropolitan Apartments in Birmingham, Alabama. The apartments are managed by Maxus.
In addition to Abrams, the Lathrop GPM team included Partner Kim Winter, Associates Alana M. McMullin, Maddie Sanders, Noah Nash, and Brad Johnson, and Paralegal Melissa D. Love.