​​​Stacie Feldman Hausner, Esq.

Mediator

Business / Commercial Contract 


Representative Cases

  • Business dispute involving a television station and the television broadcaster.  Case was resolved by entering into a new favorable contract for both parties that involved advertising time, revenue sharing, and crawlers.

  • Class action lawsuit in which plaintiff class sued for wrongful collection letters due to the debt being discharged from an earlier settlement agreement.

  • Plaintiff sued credit card company for failing to reimburse plaintiff for money paid to wedding venue when many guests had food poisoning

  • Workers Compensation Insurance case in which worker classification codes were allegedly erroneous in order to get lower workers compensation premiums from a PEO.

  • Dispute for promissory fraud in which plaintiff alleged that defendants promised him a regional distributorship in the solar energy industryThe seller of a pharmacy sued to rescind a purchase agreement that sold the pharmacy for $20 million in a secured note, due to the failure of the purchaser to pay money on the note. The purchaser of the pharmacy sued for fraud, alleging that the purchase price was obtained by seller’s fraudulent representation of revenue in the reporting of PPO compounding versus workers’ compensation claims. Additionally, the son of the seller cross-complained against the purchaser for breach of an oral agreement for the purchaser to reimburse him for half a million dollars in out-of-pocket marketing expenses.

  • Breach of contract case in which billing service provider for doctors alleged that client doctor breached the terms of their contract for services when he failed to timely and fully pay the 5.5% fee on amounts collected from insurance providers and Medicare/Medical, and when he then discontinued his use of plaintiff’s services for the year remaining on the contract.

  • A usury case in which multiple defendants (who were individuals, not licensed financial institutions) gave plaintiff a great deal of money for business investments over the course of many years. Plaintiff argued that the payments were usurious loans at a rate of 15% interest. Individual defendants made various arguments, including, but not limited to, the loans went through an individual and that they were unaware of the 15% interest rate, and that the vague agreement did not provide for a 15% interest rate as indicated by the extrinsic evidence of a string of payments dating back numerous years.

  • Plaintiff photographer sued defendant storage property owner for conversion when defendant allegedly removed and lost millions of dollars in plaintiff’s photographs from plaintiff’s leased storage unit 3 days after the expiration of her storage lease.

  • Plaintiff took out a $4.6 million note from a bank to purchase a car wash. The bank sold the note to defendant (who at the time was a friend of plaintiff) for $2.6 million. Plaintiff alleged that he bought the note for $3.2 million from defendant, based upon defendant’s fraudulent representations that defendant bought the note for $3.2 million from the bank. Plaintiff sued for fraud, asking for the $600,000 defendant made on the sale of the bank not to plaintiff.

  • Plaintiff and defendant entered into an oral agreement in which plaintiff invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in defendant’s businesses, including a movie production business and a business to sell gold coins in Dubai. Plaintiff alleged that defendant saw returns on the investment and managerial fees, while plaintiff never received any money on his investment.

  • Contract dispute in which plaintiff alleged that he loaned several hundred thousand dollars to defendant friend and that, pursuant to an oral contract, the defendant promised to pay back a certain amount monthly plus interest. When the payments stopped, which happened relatively quickly, plaintiff sued defendant for the remaining amount.

  • Breach of contract case involving a contract in which defendant agreed to restore plaintiff’s vintage car. Plaintiff alleged that defendant breached the contract by taking an unreasonable amount of time to restore the vehicle and then returning the vehicle in a state of disrepair. Defendant cross-complained for breach of contract, arguing that he incurred additional expense in trying to restore the vehicle, was not given enough time to finish the vehicle, and was required to return the vehicle without receiving full payment.

  • Dispute involving a breach of contract between plaintiff vending machine company and defendant gymnastics studio. Plaintiff alleged that defendants breached the contract by failing to cancel the automatic year renewal provision in the written contract, and then removing the vending machines from the facility into storage.

  • Plaintiff sued defendant for a million dollars in fraud, alleging that defendant defrauded him when he colluded with plaintiff’s girlfriend to take his money. He alleged that they encouraged him to write company checks to defendant to cash, so that defendant subsequently could give the cash to plaintiff’s girlfriend. Plaintiff also alleged that defendant wrongfully took some of that money for his own personal use. Defendant counterclaimed for breach of an oral employment contract, alleging that he provided employment services for which plaintiff never compensated him. Plaintiff claimed that defendant’s compensation solely included the perks of being part of plaintiff’s entourage.

  • Plaintiff provided nurses for in-home care to defendant medical provider who needed additional assistance. Plaintiff sued defendant for breach of contract when defendant allegedly failed to make full payment pursuant to the terms of the contract.

  • Plaintiff sued for breach of contract when defendant production company failed to return any of his investment into the production of a movie.

  • Plaintiff sued defendant for an allegedly unfair dilution of interest in defendant’s start up company due to subsequent rounds of financing.

  • Plaintiff landowner sued the mortgage company for damages resulting when the mortgage company used an allegedly adhesive and unfair contract for the extension of the mortgage.

  • Plaintiff janitorial service company sued defendant apartment building owner for breach of contract with a three year term when defendant terminated the contract and use of plaintiff’s janitorial staff after 2 months of work.

  • Plaintiff senior care company sued defendant family members to collect on money owed for senior care emergency services provided to their mother while she lived at an assisted living facility. Defendants argued that money was not owed because they never consented to the services and the billing constituted financial elder abuse.

  • Plaintiff homeowner sued defendant home entertainment and alarm system installation company for negligence and breach of contract. Plaintiff alleged that defendant failed to install a properly functioning system and, despite numerous attempts to make repairs, defendant was unable to repair the system. Plaintiff sued for $1 million dollars, alleging that the improperly functioning upscale entertainment system decreased his enjoyment of his property and caused him to lose several hundred thousand of dollars when he sold his mansion. Defendant company counter-claimed against plaintiff for failure to pay the full amount due under the contract.