For Immediate Release:
July 7, 2014 – West Palm Beach, FL- At 8:00 pm on July 3, 2014, after a week-long trial, Mrachek Law shareholders Alan Rose and Gregory Weiss secured a $10,800,000 jury verdict on behalf of Nantucket Enterprises, Inc. Nantucket is a small business that operated a restaurant, bar and catering business within the Palm Beach Gardens Embassy Suites, on PGA Boulevard, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Nantucket was originally sued by the landlord, Palm Beach Florida Hotel and Office Building Limited Partnership, and its operating lessee, Ashford TRS Lessee II, LLC, for eviction and breach of lease. Nantucket counterclaimed for wrongful eviction and conversion, claiming that the landlord, its operating lessee and the management company hired by them, locked out Nantucket from its leased premises without justification or court order. Nantucket further alleged it did not get the benefit of having spent more than $1,500,000 to renovate the leased premises. The litigation began in 2008, and culminated in a one-week trial in the 15th Judicial Circuit in and for Palm Beach County.
The law firm of Mrachek Fitzgerald Rose Konopka Thomas & Weiss, in West Palm Beach, Florida, represented Nantucket in trial. Upon delivery of the jury verdict Alan Rose commented, “Our client is a small local business, and we fought to achieve justice for it.” Greg Weiss, also commented, “It is very rewarding to bring closure to such a hardworking and enterprising small business owner. The verdict represents, in part, the benefit of the bargain Nantucket had in the 30-year lease, which was well below the prevailing market rates for such a prime location.”
Mrachek Law was formed on February 3, 2000, to assemble accomplished civil litigators with the requisite knowledge and expertise to handle high-end, sophisticated civil litigation. The Firm is comprised exclusively of trial lawyers, and solely focuses on trying, mediating, and arbitrating cases.
Gregory S. Weiss, Esq.