Partner Brent Turman is presenting “Litigating Partnership Disputes” for the King County Bar Association.
January 20, 2021
2:00 PM CT
Litigator Brent Turman provides a cautionary tale about the pitfalls of working closely with others without a written agreement in place. When informal ventures succeed beyond measure, best friends can turn into worst enemies. Turman explains how that exact scenario took place years ago, leading to a fight over royalties stemming from three books from the New York Times Best Sellers list.
Turman talks about how his trial team secured a $13.2 million judgment for the client after the jury found she was a partner in the original publishing company. The jury’s findings were based not on a fully-executed agreement, but on all of the founders’ conduct in operating the business.