Firm Secures Dismissal and Sanctions on Behalf of Chileans Facing Frivolous Trafficking Charges

The Firm obtained summary judgment from the bench in a case before Southern District judge Alvin Hellerstein on behalf its clients, a prominent Chilean couple.  The couple had been sued by their former nanny for human trafficking, breach of contract, fraud, and negligent infliction of emotional distress.  Judge Hellerstein rejected the plaintiff’s claims, and sanctioned her and her counsel for making false and incredible statements.  This result vindicated the Firm’s clients, whose reputations had been badly damaged by wide press coverage.  The Firm also secured a substantial award of costs from the plaintiff’s counsel as a sanction for their role in pursuing knowingly false allegations.