REILLY POZNER OBTAINS $102 MILLION JUDGMENT IN BANK TRUSTEE
BREACH OF DUTY CASE
July 10, 2019
Reilly Pozner won $102 million in damages in a bank trustee breach of duty case over the mishandling of insolvent National Prearranged Services Inc. (NPS) funeral funds. The case was brought against PNC Bank by Jo Ann Howard and Associates, P.C., the Special Deputy Receiver, a group of state guaranty associations and its national organization, the National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations (NOLHGA).
REILLY POZNER COMPLETES CLOSING ARGUMENTS IN $108M BANK TRUSTEE BREACH OF DUTY CASE
March 29, 2019
Reilly Pozner has completed closing arguments in a Missouri federal court case over the mishandling of insolvent National Prearranged Services Inc. (NPS) funeral funds. The case was brought by Jo Ann Howard and Associates, P.C., the Special Deputy Receiver, a group of state guaranty associations and its national organization, the National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations (NOLHGA). The case arose out of a nationwide Ponzi scheme by NPS, a Missouri-based seller of pre-need funeral contracts.
Reilly Pozner Representing City of Denver and Colorado Coalition to Hold Drug Companies Accountable for Opioid Crisis
Reilly Pozner has been retained to represent a coalition including the City of Denver and sixteen fellow Colorado local governments who have joined together to take a stand in filing suit against 20 manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids. The lawsuit aims to hold the defendants accountable for the far-reaching effects on residents and government budgets.
Read the full article here.
RP Law Successful in Years-long Case
April 20, 2018
Reilly Pozner has prevailed in a years-long case State of Colorado v. The Castle Law Group, LLC, et al. The judge in the case awarded a victory to RP Law’s client Castle Law Group, including awarding legal fees totaling $1.9 million.
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman claimed that the defendants including the foreclosure law firm and also former partners Larry and Caren padded billings in order to take in millions in illegitimate profits from the banks they represented, as well as the affected homeowners and real estate investors who later bought the foreclosed houses at auction. In April 2017, Denver District Judge Morris Hoffman ruled against the state, arguing in a 92-page opinion that neither the Castles nor the other defendants took advantage of the position banks were in to move foreclosures quickly during the housing crisis.”
John McHugh, RP Law Partner and President, Colorado LGBT Bar Association, Shares the Importance of Equal Representation and Diversity on the Bench
March 19, 2018
John McHugh, RP Law Partner and President of the Colorado LGBT Bar Association, was quoted recently in Law Week Colorado’s article “Filling the Gaps” on the importance of the bench reflecting the makeup of the community.
Read the full article here.
John McHugh and Michael Robertson Named Partners of the Firm
January 1, 2018
RP Law is pleased to welcome John McHugh and Michael Robertson as Partners of the firm effective January 1, 2018.
John is a skilled trial attorney with a wide civil practice that includes experience in cases in the financial services, insurance, and energy industries. He was the lead attorney in the landmark lawsuit that challenged Colorado’s laws that prohibit same-sex marriage.
Since becoming an attorney, John has worked on high-stakes and notable matters. At Reilly Pozner, he has enjoyed representing prominent clients including professional sports teams, SEC investment advisors, and national title companies. Prior to joining Reilly Pozner, he was an associate with the international law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in New York City.
John earned his law degree from New York University School of Law.
Read John’s full bio here.
Michael is an experienced trial attorney with a focused practice on complex commercial litigation, business disputes, fiduciary litigation, and accountant malpractice matters. He has a national litigation presence and has litigated cases in state and federal courts across Colorado and the country.
Prior to attending law school, Michael worked as an accountant for a Fortune 500 company. He utilizes his unique accounting background while working closely with his corporate clients and case experts oftentimes on highly-technical matters involving corporate finance, accounting, and tax law issues.
Michael graduated from the Miami School of Law where he received the Dean’s Achievement Award, and holds a B.A. from Louisiana State University.
Read Michael’s full bio here.
RP Law Successful in Defense of High Profile ‘Foreclosure King’ Larry Castle
November 22, 2017
The Colorado attorney general’s office was so haphazard and reckless in its failed pursuit to prove former foreclosure king Larry Castle and his law firm had defrauded thousands of consumers that a judge has ordered it to pay his attorneys’ tab – an amount that easily could toll into the millions of dollars.
Read the media coverage here.
RP Law Handles $34M Travelport Tax Case Dismissal
April 26, 2017
Travelport, Inc., one of the world’s largest providers of travel reservation services, was assessed more than $34 million by Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) in corporate income taxes, interest, and penalties. RP Law’s Dan Reilly and Clare Pennington, along with income tax specialty firm Silverstein & Pomerantz LLP, successfully defended this client in having the case dismissed and CDOR withdrawing its claim.
For Travelport v. Department of Revenue of the State of Colorado; and Barbara Bohl, in her official capacity as the Executive Director the Court Order here.
RP Law Successfully Handles Complex Corporate Tax Dispute for Target Brands, Inc.
March 10, 2017
The Colorado Department of Revenue sought more than $40 million in corporate income tax from TBI. After a two-week trial, the Court entered judgment reducing the tax assessment to $12.8 million.* RP Law attorneys Dan Reilly and Clare Pennington were lead counsel on the case.
For Target Brands Inc. v. Colorado Department of Revenue et al read the Court Order here.