Fox v. Haas Automation, Inc.

No. 11-39508 CA 04, 2016 WL 6893807 (Fla. 11th Cir. Ct. May 23, 2016) and 2016 WL 6893808 (Fla. 11th Cir. Ct. June 7, 2016). The Firm represented two married couples who attempted to sell their oceanfront homes in Golden Beach through an auction. The high bidder at the auction later reneged on its high bid and refused to purchase the two homes. The Firm brought claims against the bidder for breach of contract and declaratory relief, seeking to retain the $1,000,000.00 deposit that had been placed by the bidder in order to be eligible to bid at the auction. Following a two-day bench trial on April 19-20, 2016, the trial court concluded that the Firm’s clients were entitled to the $1,000,000.00 deposit, plus interest, resulting in a judgment in excess of $1,200,000.00. The trial court later awarded the Firm’s clients their attorneys’ fees and costs, resulting in an additional recovery of more than $200,000.00.