Hannafan & Hannafan

Defending Breach of Contract Claim

Blake Hannafan was lead counsel in a three-week jury trial in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts before Judge Allison Burroughs.  Plaintiff 600 lb Gorillas, Inc. brought this lawsuit against Defendants Fieldbrook Foods Corp. and Mister Cookie Face, LLC where the plaintiff alleged that the defendants failed to manufacture ice cream for Gorillas’ ice cream sandwiches to the agreed-upon specifications.  Gorillas’ claims included breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraudulent misrepresentation, seeking damages in excess of $13 million.  On behalf of its clients, Hannafan & Hannafan filed counterclaims for breach of contract and promissory estoppel.  The jury awarded Fieldbrook Foods and Mister Cookie Face every penny they asked for (over $270,000), and the plaintiff was awarded $725,000.