Mass Lawyer's Weekly Article on Wiretapping and Defamation Case
Attorneys for the son of a South Korean fried chicken magnate are hopeful that their current “holding pattern” will be mercifully short, allowing their client to obtain a final measure of justice against employees of South Korea’s state-run television network.
On Hyewoong “Allen” Yoon’s behalf, those attorneys, Joseph Perl of Watertown and Bernard D. Posner of Boston, have already negotiated a $9 million settlement, ending a lawsuit against Yoon’s former guardian and longtime alleged tormentor, Hyunwook Joo. Sent to America at age 11 to attend school, Yoon was placed in the New Jersey resident’s care, only to have Joo abuse him mentally and physically, his complaint alleged. Yoon also claimed that Joo used the tutoring services Joo arranged as a platform to defraud Yoon’s father out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Once that gravy train had derailed, Yoon says Joo’s final dirty trick was to reach out to a Korean Broadcasting System reporter, Seyeon Lee, offering to dish fabricated dirt on Yoon’s father.
Attorney Perl represented Creditor, who held a second mortgage on property in Massachusetts, in a law suit to declare priority of the Creditor’s mortgage over other mortgages on the property. The first mortgagor, after foreclosing on the property, received a surplus in funds that was available for junior mortgagees. After filing a motion for summary judgment, Creditor’s mortgage was declared priority of the mortgages of 6 other creditors, and Creditor was paid the surplus funds in the amount of approximately $28,000.00.
Foreclosure on $6.2 Million Commercial Property
Represented Creditor in all aspects of a foreclosure on commercial property in Massachusetts. Creditor, who held the first mortgage on the property, was the highest of among approximately 20 bidders at the foreclosure sale, and eventually sold the property for over $6.2 million.
Suit to Reach and Apply
Represented Plaintiff, who held judgment against a Defendant that had been unpaid for approximately five years. Attorney Perl subpoenad Defendant’s prior employer and discovered Defendant was entitled to a large future income stream from the employer. Defendant, in an attempt to conceal the payments, fraudulently transferred the right to payments to a relative. On behalf of client, Attorney Perl got a court order to reach and apply more than 20% of each of the monthly payments towards Plaintiff’s judgment.
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