FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 trial attorney Brad Edwards, partner at Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos and Lehrman, P.L., obtained a monumental $24M jury verdict in a wrongful death case on behalf of his client, Michael Demella. A day later another of Edwards's clients, Lisa Armoyan, received a record breaking contempt award in Canada. Edwards leads an international legal team representing Lisa Armoyan in the United States and Canada in her attempt to recover more than $25M from her ex-husband, Vrege Armoyan.
The case arises from a highly publicized divorce case litigated in Florida which resulted on October 26, 2012, in the entry of a Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage ordering Vrege to make a total payment of over $20 million to Lisa. Vrege Armoyan failed to pay spousal or child support, was found to be in contempt of court, and abandoned the jurisdiction to Canada.
Edwards partnered with Ed Davis of Astigaraga Davis, an international recovery law firm based out of Miami and together continued to assemble and lead a dream team of attorneys seeking to hold Vrege accountable for his unfilled obligations. Having now plowed through the continuous obstructionist tactics of Vrege Armoyan - who has been assisted in fraudulent transfers by other family members including his mother Anahid - the tables have rapidly turned on Vrege. In an unprecedented win, the Canadian court has now recognized the support portion of Florida's final judgment and ordered Vrege to pay the required monthly support to Lisa. Despite the Order, Vrege has refused to pay the support as ordered, has been held in contempt by the Canadian court and was sentenced to an unprecedented 4 years imprisonment for his conduct on Wednesday, June 24th.
Asked to comment on this case, Mr. Edwards said, "Vrege has now made the extreme and cowardly mistake to run and hide in Lebanon. We will pursue justice no matter how far we must go to get it. We will eventually get him, and in the process we will hold accountable every single person who has assisted Vrege in his endeavor to defraud his children and break the law."
Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L., a Fort Lauderdale Litigation firm, focuses on Consumer Class Actions, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, and Whistleblower Suits (qui tam). The firm is headquartered at 425 N. Andrews Avenue, Suite 2 and may be reached at (800) 400-1098 or (954) 524-2820. Additional information about Brad Edwards or Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L. may be obtained from the firm's website at http://www.pathtojustice.com or LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/2280113?trk=NUS_DIG_CMPY-fol.
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