LJSP Prevails after Bench Trial of Breach-of-Contract Claim

February 9, 2015

Elizabeth Sorenson Brotten successfully represented a corporation that provides home delivery services at a January 20, 2015 bench trial in Hennepin County District Court. The plaintiff, a former independent contractor for the home delivery service provider, sought to recover the amount of his performance bond, which he claimed the home delivery provider improperly withheld following the termination of his independent contractor relationship. On February 2, 2015, the Court issued its Order and Verdict, dismissing the plaintiff’s claim with prejudice and ordering the entry of judgment in favor of Lind Jensen’s client. Citing the trial testimony of three witnesses, as well as the numerous documents received into evidence, the court concluded that the home delivery services provider properly withheld the amount of the plaintiff’s performance bond after receiving valid in-home damages claims.