Hadi “Max” Falahati & Sharon Gilmour Falahati, v. John J. Savay & Janet S. Young
Mr. Horwitz represented the defendants Savay and Young in this jury trial. The parties were previously business partners. They had a falling out and were involved in an unrelated dispute. That dispute settled. Since the settlement of their underlying litigation, the Falahatis brought claims against Savay/Young based on slander, libel, intentional infliction of emotional distress and loss of consortium. The slander was based, in part, on a statement Mr. Savay allegedly made while in court on the underlying matter. The intentional infliction of emotional distress and the loss of consortium claims were based on the alleged slander and libel. Mrs. Falahati specifically alleges in her complaint that she had “an active sexual relationship” prior to the alleged slander and libel. She claims that the distress caused by the alleged slander and libel have caused her to stop having sex with Mr. Falahati. Mr. Horwitz was able to secure a defense verdict on behalf of his clients. A polling of the jury showed a verdict in the defendants’ favor by 12-0 on all causes of action.