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Kevin Yombor, Esq., quoted extensively in Daily Business Review article, “New Precedent: Lawyers Took Too Long, So Litigants Struck a Doomed Deal,” 2-20-2024

Posted Feb 22, 2024

Kevin Yombor weighed in at length on a recent ruling from Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal regarding the reversal of a lower court’s decision in a breach-of-contract matter. The appellee was seeking punitive damages in a legal dispute over a real estate transaction involving a Fort Pierce grocery business and property. In the Daily Business Review article, Yombor was quoted extensively as an expert that advises companies and executives in several legal areas, including business and corporate conflicts, D&O liability claims, employment matters, and commercial litigation. 

“The court has confirmed again that breach-of-contract actions do not allow you to recover punitive damages,” said Kevin Yombor, a partner with Kaufman Dolowich. Further, he explained, the two most important takeaways for attorneys would be to focus on procedure and remember to follow the rules, and “the reassurance of the fact that punitive damages are not allowed in breach of quasi-contract actions and in this case.” 

He added, “When there is that contract, and business professionals have an arm’s length relationship, there are no fiduciary responsibilities…unless there can be a showing that the other side was justified in relying upon that, which was not shown here, then punitives are not going to be allowed.”

Read more at the full article. 

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