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Scott Kreamer Obtains Jury Verdict for Insurance Client in Breach of Contract Action

Tuesday, January 2, 2018   (2 Comments)
Posted by: Jacob Ellison
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Scott Kreamer of Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, Kansas City, MO obtained a verdict in favor of client Western Surety Company on a breach of contract action against T&L Zarda, LLC, Tim Zarda and Lisa Zarda. The case arose out of the Zardas’ request that Western Surety Company issue a development bond guaranteeing the payment of excise taxes to the City of Lenexa.  When T&L Zarda failed to pay the excise taxes due, the City made a claim on Western Surety’s guarantee.  Western Surety investigated the claim and subsequently settled the City’s claim.  Western Surety brought a breach of contract action against the Zarda parties seeking reimbursement of the amount paid to the City and for its costs and expenses which totaled $309,311.92, including attorneys’ fees and costs.  The Zardas filed suit against Western Surety claiming breach of contract and negligence arising out of the same transaction and sought damages in excess of $172,000.  The jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of Western Surety Company on its claims and awarded $309,311.92 plus attorney’s fees and costs.  On the Zardas’ claims against Western Surety, the jury found in favor of Western Surety.

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Craig A. Marvinney says...
Posted Sunday, January 14, 2018
Congratulations Scott! Nice work. C.
Robert L. Christie says...
Posted Friday, January 5, 2018
Way to go, Scott! How does our President balance his practice with all that he does for the FDCC? Amazing.

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