I am the attorney for Charles W. Knapp, former chairman and chief executive of Financial Corp. of America and American Savings & Loan Assn.
A number of articles in recent months have referred to litigation against him. The most recent Times article on May 17 referred to the "buy-sell" lawsuit brought against American Savings & Loan by Dudley G. Kirkpatrick, a real estate developer, which is currently being tried in Sacramento Superior Court.
Your article failed to state that in January of this year, summary judgment had been entered in favor of Knapp in the Kirkpatrick case. Judge Darrel W. Lewis, the judge trying the case, wrote in his opinion:
"The court meticulously reviewed the entire file numerous times and gave the matter great consideration before concluding that (Knapp's summary judgment) motion should be granted.