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ABCD Holdings, LLC v. Hannon, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 12-172-16)

1 COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS SUFFOLK, ss. SUPERIOR COURT SUCV2015-1367-BLS2 ABCD HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff vs. PATRICK HANNON, SOFIA GAGUA, PATRICK (“P.J.”) HANNON, RHR, LLC, SIMILAR SOILS, INC. and AGRITECH, INC., Defendants And J.DERENZO CO., SOFIA GAGUA, RHR, LLC, PATRICK (“P.J.”) HANNON, SIMILAR SOILS, INC., IMMANUEL CORP., AGRITECH INC., and L-5 INC., Reach and Apply Defendants MEMORANDUM OF DECISION AND ORDER ON MOTIONS TO DISMISS This is an action seeking to collect on a personal guaranty and to recover for other allegedly wrongful conduct following the execution of that document. The guaranty was executed by defendant Patrick Hannon on a loan for $ 219,759. The lender, Bright Horizons Finance, LLC, subsequently assigned its rights under the promissory note and under the guaranty to the plaintiff ABCD Holdings, Inc. Plaintiff has sued not only Hannon but various other individuals and entities on a variety of legal theories. Now before the Court are motions to dismiss by: 1) Hannon, as to some (but not all) counts against him; 2) defendants P.J. Hannon and RHR, LLC; and 3) defendant Agritech, Inc. This Court concludes that Hannon’s Motion must be Denied but that the other two Motions must be Allowed. 2 BACKGROUND This action was instituted on June 6, 2016. Plaintiff tried and failed to obtain a preliminary injunction against Hannon. See Memorandum of Decision dated June 24, 1016 (Salinger, J.) The case was once again before the Court in connection with various motions to dismiss, which were allowed in part and as to other counts reserved, since plaintiff’s counsel indicated that he would amend the complaint. The Amended Complaint was filed on October 7, 2016. The allegations as set forth in the Amended Complaint, together with attachments thereto, are as follows. The loan which is at the heart of this case was made on July 21, 2011. It was made by Bright Horizons, an entity owned by Boston attorney George McLaughlin. The loan was made to two companies, Ware Real Estate (Ware) and ABC&D Recycling (Recycling). Ware owns real property in Ware, Massachusetts improved with a waste transfer station; at the time, it was wholly owned by defendant Hannon. Recycling was in the business of recycling debris from construction sites and operated the waste transfer station in Ware. Hannon was its president and sole officer. Hannon was also a long time client of McLaughlin. The loan to Ware and Recycling was payable in full on demand, pursuant to terms set forth in a promissory note (the “W&R Note”) with payments of interest to be made on a monthly basis. The W&R Note is attached to the Amended Complaint as Exhibit A. In addition to requiring payment on demand, the W&R Note gave Bright Horizon the […]

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - January 17, 2017 at 3:51 pm

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ABCD Holdings, LLC v. Hannon, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 12-172-16)

1 COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS SUFFOLK, ss. SUPERIOR COURT SUCV2015-1367-BLS2 ABCD HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff vs. PATRICK HANNON, SOFIA GAGUA, PATRICK (“P.J.”) HANNON, RHR, LLC, SIMILAR SOILS, INC. and AGRITECH, INC., Defendants And J.DERENZO CO., SOFIA GAGUA, RHR, LLC, PATRICK (“P.J.”) HANNON, SIMILAR SOILS, INC., IMMANUEL CORP., AGRITECH INC., and L-5 INC., Reach and Apply Defendants MEMORANDUM OF DECISION AND ORDER ON MOTIONS TO DISMISS This is an action seeking to collect on a personal guaranty and to recover for other allegedly wrongful conduct following the execution of that document. The guaranty was executed by defendant Patrick Hannon on a loan for $ 219,759. The lender, Bright Horizons Finance, LLC, subsequently assigned its rights under the promissory note and under the guaranty to the plaintiff ABCD Holdings, Inc. Plaintiff has sued not only Hannon but various other individuals and entities on a variety of legal theories. Now before the Court are motions to dismiss by: 1) Hannon, as to some (but not all) counts against him; 2) defendants P.J. Hannon and RHR, LLC; and 3) defendant Agritech, Inc. This Court concludes that Hannon’s Motion must be Denied but that the other two Motions must be Allowed. 2 BACKGROUND This action was instituted on June 6, 2016. Plaintiff tried and failed to obtain a preliminary injunction against Hannon. See Memorandum of Decision dated June 24, 1016 (Salinger, J.) The case was once again before the Court in connection with various motions to dismiss, which were allowed in part and as to other counts reserved, since plaintiff’s counsel indicated that he would amend the complaint. The Amended Complaint was filed on October 7, 2016. The allegations as set forth in the Amended Complaint, together with attachments thereto, are as follows. The loan which is at the heart of this case was made on July 21, 2011. It was made by Bright Horizons, an entity owned by Boston attorney George McLaughlin. The loan was made to two companies, Ware Real Estate (Ware) and ABC&D Recycling (Recycling). Ware owns real property in Ware, Massachusetts improved with a waste transfer station; at the time, it was wholly owned by defendant Hannon. Recycling was in the business of recycling debris from construction sites and operated the waste transfer station in Ware. Hannon was its president and sole officer. Hannon was also a long time client of McLaughlin. The loan to Ware and Recycling was payable in full on demand, pursuant to terms set forth in a promissory note (the “W&R Note”) with payments of interest to be made on a monthly basis. The W&R Note is attached to the Amended Complaint as Exhibit A. In addition to requiring payment on demand, the W&R Note gave Bright Horizon the […]

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - December 31, 2016 at 12:24 pm

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