The Art of Accomplishment Case Studies


In a classic "bet the company" case we represented a 50% shareholder in litigation against the other 50% shareholder and President of an Ohio company that operates health care facilities on the west coast. We fought tooth and nail to get the discovery we needed to show how thoroughly the President was abusing the company. After a two week derivative shareholder jury trial, our client prevailed on behalf of the company on claims including breach of fiduciary duty and conversion. We showed that the President was using the company coffers as his own piggy bank, spending company funds on everything from Nordstrom shopping sprees to trips to Europe. After the multi-million dollar verdict, the court awarded our client her full attorney fees to be paid by the company under the Common Fund Doctrine.