Bernhard Law Firm Wins Appellate Motion for Certification or Rehearing in Miami Million-Dollar Construction Fraud Lawsuit

This week in the Third District Court of Appeal case no. 3D21-1295, Bernhard Law Firm won against an appeal motion for certification to the Florida Supreme Court, rehearing, rehearing en banc, or clarification on a $4.255 million dollar judgment for construction fraud and theft in Miami Beach. Bernhard Law Firm represented the Belgium investment group who had purchased a midrise building in Miami Beach for full refurbishment and development. According to the filings, one of the construction managers had fraudulently absconded with $4.255M in construction assets, leaving the building as an empty, gutted shell. In February 2020 the Court had entered a $4.255M judgment against the construction manager, who was hiding in Egypt or California. The manager came forward and challenged the judgment. After an extended evidentiary hearing on the challenge, in which some witnesses appeared to perjure themselves, the trial court affirmed the judgment. The appeal followed and the Third District affirmed the rulings. This week, after post-appeal motions and challenges to the appellate decision, Bernhard Law Firm won all motions to confirm the decision. (Florida Bar disclaimer: results may not be typical. You may not have as beneficial a result, or same or similar results). If you have questions about trials and appeals in business and financial disputes, please contact Bernhard Law Firm at, 786-871-3349.

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