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Capell & Howard’s W. Allen Sheehan delivers second win to client in contract reformation suit

On July 8, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Capell & Howard client, represented by attorney and shareholder W. Allen Sheehan, and affirmed the appellate court in overturning the trial court’s decision to reform a 30-year residential lease contract. Allen represented the defendants in their appeal to the appellate court, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, to seek reversal of the trial court’s judgment.

During the initial trial on the matter in early 2015, the judge sided with the plaintiffs and ordered the lease contract to be restructured. The defendants, through Allen, appealed the cased to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals last year, and the Civil Appeals Court overturned the trial court’s ruling and rejected the contract’s reformation. Accordingly, the plaintiffs then appealed the appellate court’s decision to the Supreme Court, where the plaintiffs’ request was struck down.

Allen is a civil litigator who primarily handles civil cases and civil appeals involving insurance defense, corporate law and construction law, but he also practices family law and represents individuals charged with minor criminal offenses. For more information on Allen’s practice, click here.