Hilton Head Properties and Chase Fonteno Awarded Over $2.4 Million by Jury Against MacGyver Finance

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After a two week trial and a jury verdict coming in at 10pm Friday night, July 17th, the jury ruled in favor of Hilton Head Properties a Dallas Based Real Estate Investment Co. and its President 'Chase' D. Fonteno, and were awarded over $2.4 million in damages and cancellation of debt against MacGyver Finance. Mr Fonteno stated "It will not rebuild the damages HHP has incurred - that will take time and money, but it is a start and now we can focus on growing again"

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And, the award will take time to actually impact HHP's liquidity. It will not immediately rebuild and repair the damages HHP has incurred - that will take time, but it is a start and now we can focus on getting back to work

After a two week trial and a jury verdict coming in at 10pm Friday night, July 17th, a Dallas, TX jury ruled in favor of Hilton Head Properties a Dallas Based Real Estate Investment Co. and its President 'Chase' D. Fonteno, in a suit filed against MacGyver Finance over two years ago [HHP vs. MacGyver 134th District Court, Cause # 07-02527]. The jury awarded over $2.4 million in damages and cancellation of debt against MacGyver Finance.

MacGyver was found to have breached its agreement with Hilton Head Properties and by defaulting on its obligations and such breach caused considerable damages to Hilton Head over the ensuing years that in part led to serious financial issues within the company causing it to lay off almost 85% of its staff.

One of the claims made by HHP in the suit was against Defendants MacGyver and/or Armadeep 'David' Gill for making libelous statements on a slander website called the RipOffReport. The jury produced a verdict and substantial damages in favor of HHP and Fonteno that effectively proves that such statements were false and/or misleading.

"The jury's award was bittersweet after having to let go of so many good employees at a really bad time." stated Chase D. Fonteno, President/CEO, "And, the award will take time to actually impact HHP's liquidity. It will not immediately rebuild and repair the damages HHP has incurred - that will take time, but it is a start and now we can focus on getting back to work"

Hilton Head Properties is a Dallas, TX based Real Estate Investment Company focused primarily on very distressed single and multifamily properties nationwide. The company also has subsidaries in Mortgage Management, Internet Development and Property Management.
http://www.hiltonheadproperties.net
http://www.chasefonteno.com

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Hilton Head Properties, Inc.
400 N St Paul, 14th Floor
Dallas, TX 75202
214-712-9800
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