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Date: 08-08-2011

Case Style: Steve Hallett v. Curtis Sherfield

Case Number: CJ-2010-8531

Judge: Bill Graves

Court: District Court, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

Plaintiff's Attorney: Paul E. Quigley

Defendant's Attorney: Darian B. Andersen

Description: Steven Mallett, as Trustee of the Steve Mallett Living Trust sued Curtis Sherfield on a breach of contract theory claiming that on August 15, 2008, Defendant leased a commercial property from Plaintiff and that on July 24, 2010 Defendant gave Plaintiff notice that it would vacate the premises at the end of the term on September 30, 2010.

Plaintiff claimed that Defendant was required to return the leased premises to him "in as good condition as when received" but did not do so. Plaintiff further claimed that Defendant failed to make the montly lease payments for August and September of 2010 in the sum of $3,5000 per month and failed to return the property in as good condition, as require, and that it cost Plaintiff $2,019 to remedy the condition of the property.

Defendant generally denied all of the allegations made by Plaintiff.

Outcome: Judgment in favor of Plaintiff in the amount of $13,020.00.

Plaintiff's Experts:

Defendant's Experts:

Comments: Plaintiff sought attorney fees of $5,292 based on a contingency fee agreement that provided for a fee of 40%. Plaintiff's counsel claimed that his normal billing rate for hourly work was $250 per hour.

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