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Galloway Tampa Attorneys Obtain Summary Judgment for Florida Real Estate Brokerage

Tampa attorneys Sarah Baggett, Mark Lehman, and Lara Breslow obtained final summary judgment on behalf of a real estate brokerage in Collier County, Florida. The plaintiff, a buyer in a real estate transaction, fell victim to nefarious hackers who compromised emails from the selling and closing agents to send fraudulent wire instructions. After wiring nearly half a million dollars to hackers, the plaintiff sought to recover against our client under a theory of negligence. Our attorneys successfully argued that a “Wire Fraud Advisory” contained in the sales contract constituted a valid exculpatory clause shielding our client from liability, and final judgment was entered in our client’s favor.

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