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MHSO Wins Victory in $30-plus Million Civil Jury Trial in Federal Court in Newark, New Jersey
October 2006

Miller Hamilton, with Ben Harris as lead counsel, assisted by Annette Brooks and with the additional help of Barry Yzaguirre, won a two-week federal jury trial in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. The case involved a dispute over the ownership of a golf and skiing resort in northwest New Jersey and surrounding property, in which the firm's client and a partner had invested over $30 million. The resort originally was built by Hugh Hefner as a Playboy Club, and since has become a timeshare development. The case was filed by predecessor counsel in 2002. Miller Hamilton inherited the case in the spring of 2006, requested and received a trial date, and tried the case to a successful conclusion in October 2006.