- Based on his expertise in contract law and business litigation, attorney James Wakefield successfully represented a Chinese business owner who, as an individual, sued a California company for more than $800,000 in unpaid invoices.
- During trial, Mr. Wakefield pursued a claim of “unjust enrichment,” establishing that the California company had received products supplied by the Chinese manufacturer but had failed to pay for the goods delivered.
- Mr. Wakefield’s skilled cross-examination of the defendant exposed inconsistencies in his testimony about alleged payments made via wire transfers from a Hong Kong company, which actually went back to himself and his family.
- The judge agreed with the claim for unjust enrichment and ruled that the Hong Kong company was a sham. The owner of the Chinese manufacturer received a judgment totaling more than $1.1 million.