Shop Owner Can’t Prove Damages, Court Rules

     NEW YORK (CN) – A woman who accused her attorney of mishandling her purchase of a bridal shop did not prove that she suffered direct damages, the New York Appellate Division ruled.

     Iman Baccash owns Iman Bridal Couture in Nassau County, and she hired attorney Andrew Sayegh to help her buy another bridal shop, Peggy Peters.
     Baccash claimed that Sayegh structured the deal as a stock purchase instead of an asset purchase without her knowledge.
     Sayegh argued at trial that Baccash was not damaged, because Bridal Couture, not Baccash, paid the debts of Peggy Peters.
     “No evidence was presented to support the trial court’s conclusion that Bridal Couture is, in fact, the plaintiff’s alter ego,” the appellate division ruled.

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