Mr. Jannuzzo is representing James Melcher, a noted hedge fund manager, in a case against Greenberg Traurig LLP and Leslie D. Corwin, Esq., for treble damages under New York Judiciary Law §487, for allegedly committing intentional deceit on the New York courts, by among other things, colluding with their client to present a phony, backdated, and supposedly-dispositive contract amendment. This case and the underlying case from which it arises reached the New York Court of Appeals twice, which on both occasions reversed the decisions of courts below. The case has been covered extensively in the legal press, and was most recently reported as the lead story in the New York Law Journal on September 28, 2018. Jury trial is expected in early 2019.
Mr. Jannuzzo represented Red Zone LLC, an investment company managed by the owner of the Washington Redskins, in a malpractice action against Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, in which Red Zone alleged that Cadwalader charged over $1 million for a corporate M&A transaction, and in the course of the representation botched a one-page letter amendment to Red Zone’s contract with UBS Securities, which error cost Red Zone $13.2 million. The jury trial was scheduled for Friday, September 28, 2018. On Tuesday, September 25, the parties achieved a confidential settlement. The case was reported on the front page of the New York Law Journal on September 26, 2018.