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New Orleans Attorneys Obtain Defense Verdict on Detrimental Reliance Claim

New Orleans attorneys, Larry Canada and John “Trip” McCormick, recently obtained a defense verdict from a Louisiana state court in favor of the firm’s client.  The plaintiff’s claims of negligence and detrimental reliance against the client and the vendor revolved around a quote for machinery that was found to be in error and underpriced by just under $1,000,000. Canada and McCormick obtained a partial summary judgment on plaintiff’s negligence claim prior to trial, so only the detrimental reliance claim was at issue when trial began.  When plaintiff’s testimony failed to support at least two elements of its detrimental reliance claim, Canada and McCormick requested and obtained leave from the court to submit post-trial briefing on the issue. Upon consideration of the briefing, the court rendered a judgment finding the firm’s client free from fault.