• Manager of real estate brokerage business, also related through marriage to owners, was sued in nine separate counts, including theft of trade secrets, breach of contract, injunction and defamation, among others.  Manager client went to work for another real estate broker.  Case settled with no payment being made by client and client relieved of all restrictions on employment in exchange for releasing claim for attorney fees versus former employer and family member owners.
  • Shoe store business client, engaging in retail, catalog and internet sales, had customer information hacked by a competitor from server hosting website.  Competitor used information to solicit customers of client just prior to when client ordinarily would contact customers and offered similar discounts to those offered by client.  Competitor was Canadian company and was sued in federal court based on Florida Computer Crimes Act and Florida Uniform Trade Secrets Act.  Case quickly settled for six figures.
  • A dealer of cell phones for a large telephone company was allegedly in breach of their agreement which permitted them to sell the cell phones because, among other things, they were purporting to have sold phones which they had not sold, assigned a telephone number, put them in storage and took monies for the sales from the telephone company.  An emergency injunction was obtained on behalf of the telephone company business client to prohibit the dealer from doing any further business on behalf of the telephone company.
  • A large national business lender client loaned many millions of dollars to a business based on inventory and accounts receivable.  Client learned that inventory and accounts receivable were not nearly what represented.  Sought emergency appointment of receiver for business on behalf of client while keeping business premises under close surveillance so that remaining inventory would not be improperly removed.  After lengthy evidentiary hearing receiver was appointed, business was sold and client was able to recoup a substantial amount of the money lent.
  • Physician employee left practice and set up competing practice nearby.  Employee had entered a non-compete with the medical practice business client.  Sought an injunction prohibiting violation of the non-compete on behalf of the client.  Employee retained Harvard law graduate at cost of $25,000.00 and was assured victory.  After lengthy evidentiary hearing court found in favor of client, competing medical practice was closed, and former physician employee worked out of state for balance of period of required non-competition.
  • Large international manufacturer of aluminum products client extended significant credit to business purchaser of product.  Purchaser was not making payment for product and client believed purchaser was moving assets to avoid having them taken in satisfaction of a judgment.  Brought breach of contract and fraudulent conveyance action on behalf of client and obtained $600,000.00 settlement.
  • Physician brought suit against two limited liability companies and an individual with regard to the purchase of a lot for a medical office for breach of contract and violation of the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (“ILSA”).  Defended case as co-counsel for all defendants.  Obtained dismissal of case without payment of any monies being made by business and individual clients.
  • Kentucky company paid another party to acquire catalytic converters for them so that precious metals could be extracted and sold.  Party was paid for far more catalytic converters than required to be delivered.  Suit brought on behalf of Kentucky business client for fraudulent inducement, unjust enrichment and open account.  Case settled to satisfaction of business client by payment of both cash and catalytic converters.
  • Manager of real estate brokerage business, also related through marriage to owners, was sued in nine separate counts, including theft of trade secrets, breach of contract, injunction and defamation, among others. Manager client went to work for another real estate broker. Case settled with no payment being made by client and client relieved of all restrictions on employment in exchange for releasing claim for attorney fees versus former employer and family member owners.
  • Sued insurance carrier for failing to defend insured business client in litigation in Kentucky brought by competitor over alleged taking of intellectual property by independent contractor of competitor who went to work for client. Since materials allegedly taken were sales materials related to car dealership promotional marketing asserted on behalf of client that defense should have been provided under advertising injury coverage of insurance policy. Court agreed and entered judgment on that issue in favor of the client. Insurance company also attempted to convince court that their liability should be limited to the $2,000,000.00 in policy limits if they lost at trial rather than all of the damages of the client. On behalf of the client argued, as had been set forth in suit, that insurance company was liable for all damages, not matter the amount, because they had breached the contract with the insured and were therefore liable for all damages that reasonably flowed from that breach. The court agreed. At trial insurance company contended that even if they owed a defense they were not liable for the damages of the client. The client had paid the cost of the defense and some money to the competitor to settle the claim but most significantly had agreed not to compete for four years in this very lucrative area of business. The jury awarded $18,787,500.0, $18,500,000.00 of which was lost profits related to the agreement not to compete for four years.
  • Represented New Jersey based major new home interior finish design and installation company and employees sued by Georgia based competitor/former employer of employees in federal court in Virginia and Florida for trade secret theft under common law and state versions of Uniform Trade Secrets Act, breach of restrictive covenants, and violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, among other claims. Defeated attempt to obtain injunction and expedited discovery at evidentiary hearing. Defeated repeated attempts to inspect computers, cell phones and other devices. Obtained confidential settlement of both cases on terms satisfactory to clients.
  • Represented major international Czech Republic based manufacturer of aviation lighting products, New York based distributor of aviation lighting products and Czech Republic citizen in suit brought by individual in Illinois state court for fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of contract, promissory estoppel and unjust enrichment. Obtained dismissal of all claims against New York distributor and Czech Republic individual and obtained confidential settlement of claims brought against Czech Republic manufacturer on terms satisfactory to client.
  • Business client sued by competitor in federal court in Arizona claiming intellectual property infringement.  Sued competitor on behalf of client in federal court in Florida for unfair business practices, including trademark infringement and cyber squatting.  Based on motion to dismiss filed on behalf of the client the Arizona suit was dismissed.  Competitor settled with client prior to trial in Florida on confidential terms.
  • Animal hospital business client purchased dog grooming business of another party and employed them as part of the agreement for purchase.  The employee, former business owner, signed a non-compete but left employment, went to work for a company which owned a chain of veterinary clinics, and solicited former customer of grooming business which had been purchased by business client.  Brought suit for business client against former employee and business that she went to work for seeking an injunction, damages for breach of contract and other relief.  The matter was settled on confidential terms.