Scalla v. KWS, Inc.

Persuasive legal writing matters. Don’t believe us, ask KWS, Inc. In Scalla v. KWS, Inc., the Superior Court issued a thorough dressing-down of the company’s attempt to reopen a default judgment after its employee purposefully ignored service. KWS, Inc., filed its petition to reopen default judgment late; it filed prolix reply briefs and sur-reply briefs that were unverified and unnecessary; it issued boilerplate claims of a meritorious defense. At every step, the Court chastised KWS for deficient writing and agreed with the trial courts’ decision to deny the petition to reopen default judgment. KWS should have hired Sullivan | Simon, LLC, to ghostwrite its filings.

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