decision issued on November 23, 2011, the Supreme Court (New York County)
dismissed Stuart Strumwasser's fraud complaint against attorney Lisa Zeiderman,
who was the divorce lawyer for Mr. Strumwasser's former wife. Mr. Strumwasser's complaint alleged that
defendant Zeiderman and her law firm had been "deceitful" in "represent[ing]
that Snow Beverages [Plaintiff's company] was profitable since, at the time of
the divorce proceedings, it was losing money."
Strumwasser's complaint alleged that he was induced to settle the
divorce action because litigation regarding Snow Beverages' appropriate
valuation would have been costly, complicated, and unaffordable.