David prevailed over Goliath with the stroke of a judicial pen when a Florida judge affirmed author TJ Fisher’s right to a trial by jury in her landmark case against Bank of America (BofA) (NYSE:BAC). Fisher’s BofA $70 million case filed in April of 2011 had been mired in years of lengthy delays and court proceedings associated with the behemoth financial institution’s multiple legal filings seeking to strike her jury demand. Attorney Patrick W. Maraist, Esq. represents Fisher.
“I am overwhelmed with relief and gratitude the case can now move forward,” Fisher said Monday. “This has been a long journey, with a war of attrition waged against me. Fisher, who is championed by a sole practitioner, adds, “I’m fighting against the unlimited resources of Bank of America.”
The axis of Fisher’s suit against BofA rests on ex-Baltimore Raven’s football player Michael McCrary’s $60 million lawsuit and subsequent default judgment of $33.3 million against her and her LLC. Fisher alleges her inconceivable far-reaching legal odyssey with McCrary began with improper BofA transactions between the Palm Beach branch bank and her husband, events that she had no control over but was later held legally responsible for. Fisher is also suing to reclaim a tally of her multi-million-dollar losses and financial ruin incurred during seven years of litigation with McCrary.
Prior to the contentious Fisher/McCrary scorched-earth litigation that has traveled through 14 separate courts in five states and Washington, D.C., TJ Fisher and McCrary met once at a storied New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina surprise birthday party bash held in Fisher’s honor. McCrary launched his legal firestorm takedown against her within the year.