DISCLAIMER: THE CASES AND RESULTS DESCRIBED HEREIN ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF PAST RESULTS OBTAINED BY MILLER, MILLER & CANBY, AND ITS ATTORNEYS. PAST CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE FUTURE RESULTS. ALL CASES ARE DISTINCT AND HAVE UNIQUE FACTS, CIRCUMSTANCES AND LEGAL QUESTIONS THAT MUST BE CONSIDERED AND EVALUATED ON THEIR OWN MERIT.
McKeon v. Rowe
Donna represented a law firm that was the victim of employee theft. The employee denied taking any money improperly. After discovery was completed, Donna filed a motion for summary judgment, which motion was granted, and judgment was entered in favor of the law firm for all damages sought.
Kazerouni v. Kazerouni
This case involved a dispute between father and son over the transfer of real property. Donna represented the son, to whom the father had deeded his home. After a dispute, the father tried to undo the transaction. After a bench trial, the Court found in favor of the son.
Perlmutter v. Kalita
Donna represented Evelyn Perlmutter who was walking in a parking lot when she was struck by a car that was backing out of a parking space. Ms. Perlmutter sustained serious injuries. The case settled at mediation for $300,000.
Khafra v. Beckwitt
Donna represented the family of a young man, Askia Khafra, burned to death in a home in Bethesda. The young man was hired by Daniel Beckwitt to dig a secret bunker underneath the home. After a fire broke out in the home, Askia, who was in the tunnels at the time, was unable to escape and perished in the fire. The case settled for a confidential sum at mediation.
Prywes, et al. v. Van Dusen
Donna represented two individuals who were the victims of a “spying landlord.” The property owner, Dennis Van Dusen, rented rooms in his residence to young attractive females, and then spied on them by using video cameras disguised as smoke detectors mounted in various bedrooms throughout the house. After a 5-day jury trial, Mr. Van Dusen was found liable for both compensatory and punitive damages in an amount in excess of $1,000,000.
Shimoura v. Gazmen
Donna represented a physician who was the victim of embezzlement over several decades by his trusted office manager. The manager denied the theft and after a 6-day jury trial, the office manager was found liable for compensatory and punitive damages. The compensatory award was in excess of $900,000.
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