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LHDK&W Obtains $161 Million Judgment in Complex Fraud Case

Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey attorneys obtained a California Superior Court judgment in excess of $161 million on behalf of its client, an overseas provider of trade financing insurance. The case involved a complex, cross-border trade and export finance scheme perpetrated by certain individuals and their affiliated South Korean and United States-based businesses.

LHDK&W attorneys assisted the client both with the investigation of the case and the pursuit of litigation claims against the U.S.-based individuals and businesses who participated in the fraudulent conduct. The case was venued in the California Superior Court in San Diego County, where the defendants were based.

The Court entered a judgment against the defendants in excess of $161 million for the fraudulent scheme perpetuated against the firm’s client. This judgment followed on a previous judgment in excess of $71 million that LHDK&W attorneys obtained in August 2018 in a related action that granted formal recognition to two Korean civil judgments.

The LHDK&W team included partners Eric Olson and Keith Fichtelman, with substantial assistance from associate Logan Park.

This judgment followed on a previous judgment in excess of $71 million that LHDK&W attorneys obtained in August 2018 in a related action that granted formal recognition to two Korean civil judgments. Read more.

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