Win for Ardaiz

The March 30th Daily Journal, on page 1, reports that M.A.T. Team Member Jim Ardaiz was co-counsel in a trial that just resulted in a $25 million jury verdict for his client. Rio Mesa Holdings, LLC, v. Fidelity National Title Insurance Co., Fresno County Superior Court No. 13CECG00867.

Fidelity failed to pay Jim's client on his title insurance policy, and instead tried to fix the problem by buying an easement that would supposedly give the client's property access to the San Joaquin River. Jim looked at the easement and figured out that it "plugged into a private road that we didn't have the right to access."

Congrats, Jim. (Jim tries a case once every 30 years or so.)

by M.A.T. Legal Director Myron Moskovitz