In May 2011, Jim Foland and Mark Haddad defended an individual in a business dispute between two former partners. The case, originally filed in 2006 and later re-filed in 2007, arose out of an alleged joint venture to build a billboard in Kansas City, Missouri. The Plaintiff sought compensatory damages in excess of $750,000 and an additional amount in punitive damages. After nearly 4 years of discovery and a week of testimony and evidence at trial, the Jackson County jury took less than 2 and a half hours to award the Plaintiff less than 8% of his claimed damages and zero punitive damages. The case is styled Curtis Massood v. Michael McBane and Greg Short, Jackson County, MO Case No. 0716-CV27097.