Winner Did Prevail.
So, what is the price of modern litigation even in a case involving one party against two other affiliated parties where cross-claims are involved? Answer: pricey. That is illustrated by the result in Mendez v. Piper, Case No. H041122 (6th Dist. Apr. 12, 2017) (unpublished), where a party won a declaratory relief action to invalidate a non-compete agreement and also happened to defeat an employer's cross-claims. The trial judge awarded $110,077.56 pursuant to a contractual fees clause, an order affirmed on appeal in a case involving basically two parties.