Chris Ford wins commercial lease finance case

In February 2006, following a four-day trial handled by Chris Ford, the trial judge awarded the firm’s client, an equipment leasing company, damages in a case against an equipment lease broker, as well as declaratory relief. The case involved ownership of equipment under contract law and the Uniform Commercial Code. In issuing his 12-page ruling, the judge adopted the legal positions advocated by HBC and awarded HBC's client compensatory damages as well as its attorney's fees and litigation costs. The total award is expected to be a significant six-figure sum.