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Jury Trial Victory for Our Business Litigation Lawyers
Business litigation attorneys in Albany, NY, Brian Quinn and Bill Ryan, recently concluded a two day jury trial in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York at which time the jury returned a verdict in favor of the firm’s client, Richmor Aviation. Richmor Aviation was sued under a breach of contract theory by Assembly Point Aviation claiming that the aircraft lease agreement entered into between Richmor and Assembly Point was orally modified to include compensation for certain flight services. Richmor’s exposure exceeded $2,000,000. At issue in the case was whether the aircraft lease agreement allowed oral modification and whether Assembly Point should be entitled to compensation for these flight services. The defense raised by Richmor centered on an account stated principle. In short, over the course of many years Richmor Aviation had submitted detailed monthly invoices to Assembly Point to which there was no objection. After a two-day jury trial the jury returned a verdict in favor of Richmor concluding that the accounts stated rendered by Richmor precluded recovery by Assembly Point.