In a recent case, the Appellant, Hani Khalil, asked the Supreme Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands to hear his argument concerning the Superior Court’s orders, which ruled on his motion in opposition to a motion for attorney’s fees and prejudgment interest filed by the Appellee, Guardian Insurance Company.
Guardian sued Khalil in October 2008 for breach of contract, indemnity, and for a declaratory judgment. The insurance company sought to recover the funds it paid Khalil to settle a claim on an auto accident involving his vehicle, which Guardian insured. Khalil filed an answer and brought counterclaims against Guardian for various causes of action, which included breach of contract. Eventually, both parties filed motions for summary judgment. The Superior Court, in its July 30, 2012 order, granted in part and denied in part Guardian’s motion for summary judgment and denied Khalil’s summary judgment motion. This had the effect of: (1) dismissing Guardian’s breach of contract claim; (2) entering judgment against Khalil on Guardian’s indemnity and declaratory judgment claims; and (3) dismissing all of Khalil’s counterclaims against Guardian. On the same day, the Superior Court entered judgment against Khalil for $33,000.