Successfully represented national law firm in $20 million fee dispute with its former client in case involving claims for breach of contract, violation of ethical standards, and arbitrability. The case settled on highly favorable terms shortly before the arbitration hearing.
Successfully represented numerous employees in a lawsuit by an international Fortune 500 company in a lawsuit alleging breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, piracy and other similar claims, seeking damages of over $20 million. The case was settled on terms that met all parties’ needs to continue in their business endeavors.
Obtained a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction on behalf of a financial institution for claims against a former employee for misappropriation of trade secrets and intentional interference with business relations and then, after some discovery, settled the case on terms highly favorable to our client.
Obtained a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction on behalf of a member of an LLC against the managing member in a multi-million dollar lawsuit on claims of misappropriation of business opportunity, breach of fiduciary duties, breach of contract and other similar claims. The case was settled on terms highly favorable to our client just prior to arbitration.
Defended a Florida corporation with business holdings in Oregon against securities fraud and executive employment claims, settling a highly contentious dispute on terms favorable to our client.
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a New York based clothing manufacturing client in a breach of contract case involving trademark disputes.
Won a defense verdict for a national bank after a jury trial on claims under the UCC for negligence brought by a business owner whose employee had embezzled business funds.
Won a multi-million dollar jury verdict on behalf of a closely held health care company in a highly complex derivative shareholders lawsuit in state court, prevailing on claims of breach of fiduciary duty, conversion and other similar claims.
Won a defense verdict for a regional business client after a jury trial in federal court in a multimillion dollar hotly contested, highly emotional action alleging misappropriation of business opportunity.
Obtained a jury defense verdict in federal court in favor of a national bank in a case involving claims brought under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act and Oregon Unfair Debt Collection Practices Act, in which economic, emotional distress and punitive damages were sought.
Won a jury verdict in factually and technically complex state court dispute in favor of a national company on its claim against a competing business for breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing.
Represented a large credit union in a multimillion dollar complex commercial case involving liquidated damages under a contract termination clause. The case was settled on terms favorable to the client prior to trial in federal court in Washington.
Obtained an arbitration award in favor of a California LLC in arbitration of a dispute with a Washington real estate developer over a multimillion dollar sale of a shopping center for damages resulting from the developer’s breach of the land sale agreement.
In a complex commercial case, obtained summary judgment in favor of a regional business client against its insurers for failure to defend and indemnify.
Represented 17 homeowners to recover real property damages resulting from a landslide caused by improper excavation and other construction errors. After four weeks of trial the homeowners settled on highly favorable terms.
Represented five homeowners to recover real property damages resulting from soil subsidence caused by improper excavation and other construction errors. The clients settled on highly favorable terms shortly before trial.
Represented five homeowners whose homes were destroyed or damaged when an antique jet flying in an airshow crashed into their properties. At summary judgment, the court ruled that the airshow operator was strictly liable for the crash and vicariously liable for any negligence of the pilot, and rejected the defendant’s defense of federal preemption. The case thereafter settled on favorable terms for the homeowners.