Shapiro delivers back-to-back victories for AGA clients

Posted on July 14th, 2017

In two different trials, held in two consecutive weeks, in two different counties, Lawrence Shapiro, Esq., co-chair of Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC’s litigation department, attained victories for clients of the Firm.  The first involved a battle between neighbors over the use of a private beach and access to the bay on Long Beach Island in Ocean County.  The Court ruled that the Diaz family, represented by Shapiro and AGA, had superior rights to the beach and could exclude the intruding neighbors from using the beach and accessing the waters of the bay through their property.

In the second matter in Monmouth County, Shapiro obtained a judgment in favor of Vingo, a popular New Jersey liquor store chain, against BPS, Inc. trading as Bankcard Payment Services who had installed credit card processing equipment at two of Vingo’s stores.  Shapiro was able to overcome vigorous and repeated attempts by BPS to have the case dismissed pursuant to Merchant Service Agreements and various legal doctrines including laches and Vingo’s own negligence which BPS asserted barred Vingo’s claims and the court from granting relief to Vingo.  At the conclusion of the trial, the Court entered judgment in favor of Vingo against BPS for over $60,000 in charges made by customers on Discover Cards over a two year period that were not properly processed by BPS and for which no payments were received by Vingo.

See: Diaz v. Esposito Family Trust, John Lombardi, Aster Lombardi, Irene Lombardi, Arthur Medeiros, Christine Medeiros, Docket No. OCN-C-11-16 and Vinvigo, LLC t/a Vingo Wine & Spirits v. Bankcard Payment Services, et al., Docket No. MON-L-3859-14.

Ansell Grimm & Aaron attorneys regularly represent clients in real property and business related litigation matters. For additional information, please contact Lawrence H. Shapiro, Esq. (lhs@ansellgrimm.com); 732-643-5257

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