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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Womble Carlyle litigators Cal Adams and Jonathan Reich helped bring some holiday cheer to a Winston-Salem family by representing a mother in her lawsuit against a former landlord.
The case was referred to Adams by the Winston-Salem office by Legal Aid of North Carolina.
The client had been leasing a house in Winston-Salem, where she lived with her five children. After living in the house for nearly a year, and after numerous complaints (including raccoons in the kitchen eating food from the cabinets), a housing inspector for the City of Winston-Salem inspected the house and noted that it had been condemned several years earlier, that the house had been adjudicated unfit for human habitation, and that the owner was ordered to repair the house before leasing it to any future tenants.
On behalf of the client, Reich filed a lawsuit in Superior Court and litigated it to judgment against the landlord in both his corporate and individual capacity. After executing against the landlord’s personal assets, Reich was able to obtain a favorable settlement of the judgment. One week before Christmas, the client obtained a check from the Clerk of Court for more than $3,300.00.
Cal Adams has tried more than thirty jury trials in state and federal courts. He also has tried numerous non-jury matters, including numerous declaratory judgment trials. His experience includes insurance coverage litigation, large-scale class action cases and managing diet drug product liability litigation. Mr. Adams also has experience in construction defect coverage and litigation, directors and officers’ liability coverage and litigation, commercial arbitration, complex claims against agents and brokers arising from insurance procurement practices, and EMTALA investigations. He practices in Womble Carlyle’s Winston-Salem, N.C., office.
Jonathan Reich is a litigator practicing primarily in the commercial litigation, tort defense, and insurance coverage areas. He practices in Womble Carlyle’s Winston-Salem, N.C., office.