Commercial Litigation

The firm prosecutes and defends statutory and common law business claims in state and federal court as well as before arbitration tribunals.  These cases usually involve large sums of money and typically include one or more of the following claims: breach of contract, fraud, fraud in the inducement, breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, tortuous interference with business relationships and/or contracts, and trademark infringement.  The firm has been particularly successful at trial with these cases by utilizing state of the art trial presentation technology.  This technology is used in part to present time lines on a large screen, use excerpts of deposition testimony for impeachment of adverse witnesses and to further emphasize demonstrative exhibits. These visual aids assist the fact finder in understanding the evidence in order to reach a favorable decision.  

Examples of the firm's success in this regard came in the repeated defense of an international hotel corporation and prevailing in other significant litigation on behalf of various corporate and individual clients including the following:

  • Robobar – Notably defended at trial (obtained a defense verdict) a multimillion dollar breach of contract and related civil tort claims which involved hotels throughout Europe and North America brought by a manufacturer of in-room bars against an international hotel corporation.  (Eleventh Jud. Cir. Case No. 93-15059 CA 24)

  • M Group – Successfully defended a multimillion dollar claim in arbitration (obtained a decision for the defense with an award of attorney's fees and costs) brought pursuant to St. Lucian law by an entity against an international hotel corporation involving a resort in the Caribbean.  (American Arb. Assoc. No. 50 T 168)

  • Bone & Joint – Successfully represented three companies, including a large publicly traded entity, at jury trial and on appeal, in a multi-count action which involved several legal and equitable claims. Claimant unsuccessfully sought millions of dollars in damages, including punitive damages, for the alleged denial of valuable tag along rights from the sale of proceeds of an asset purchase agreement. (Eleventh Jud. Cir. Case No. 0607593 CA 25; Third Dist. Case No. 3D12-82 (Consolidated with 3D12-52)

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