Troutman Sanders Team Rescues a Wake County Family
Three cheers for Troutman Sanders attorneys Pankaj Shere, Ben Fisher, and paralegal Tracy Bowling, who just saved one small household in Raleigh a wad of money they didn't have. A creditor sued the husband for approximately $20,000 based on an alleged breach of an automobile financing agreement. On its face, the creditor's complaint appeared to be a case of clear-cut liability. However, Shere and Fisher dug through the North Carolina General Statutes and raised several affirmative defenses and presented a case that was potentially ripe for a dispositive motion. When the case was set for trial, the settlement negotiations quickly began. The Troutman Sanders "dream team" convinced the opposing party to accept $2500 as a full and final settlement of the claim. Shere and Fisher, both senior associates with Troutman Sanders, said they were "happy to help a hard-working and dedicated father get out of a sticky situation." Now this family of 5 can afford gas and groceries for the rest of the year.