Charlie Philbrick Obtains $1.5M Summary Judgment

Hoke LLC recently obtained summary judgment in a breach of contract case pending before Judge Bryan Chapman in the DuPage County Circuit of Illinois. Hoke LLC brought breach of contract, unjust enrichment and account stated claims against a Chicagoland area grocery store chain on behalf of a Chicago area food processing and distribution company. The lawsuit involved seventeen separately named defendants, over 400 individual contracts, and total damages in excess of $1.5 million. Hoke LLC defeated motions to dismiss for failure to state a claim and to transfer based on forum non conveniens. Deposition testimony from the defendants’ president proved to be decisive in defeating defendants’ defenses as a matter of law. Following the completion of fact discovery, Hoke LLC moved for and obtained summary judgment on what amounted to 413 breach of contract claims for the full sum of the damages sought. The defendants did not appeal and the judgment has been fully satisfied.