Firm Wins on Judicial Estoppel Theory

The Firm secured summary judgment for its client on the grounds of judicial estoppel arising out of a plaintiff’s failure to list the underlying civil claim against the Firm’s client in the plaintiff’s bankruptcy schedules. The order issued out of the Mobile County Circuit Court and was recently affirmed on appeal by the Alabama Supreme Court (Verneuille v. Buchanan Lumber of Mobile, Inc., 2005 WL 1189598 (Ala. May 13, 2005)). This case is yet another example of how the Firm’s bankruptcy practice and experience can assist the Firm’s general litigation practice.