Successfully litigated and settled for seven-figures an unliquidated and unsecured general creditor litigation claim in the New York Lehman Brothers bankruptcy proceeding.
Won a $112,119,005 jury verdict after a three-week trial in a case brought under civil RICO against defendants who conspired to extort money from our corporate client and tamper with trial witnesses.
Won the dismissal of a complaint filed in New Jersey by Prime Healthcare, Inc. against our client who operates hospitals in New Jersey. The complaint asserted antitrust and common law claims and alleged that our client had conspired with others to prevent Prime from competing in New Jersey. Damages were potentially in the tens or hundreds of millions of dollars.
Recovered a multi-million dollar “clawback” for our Fortune 100 client in a case where the client’s executive employees were hired away by a competitor. The departing executives had signed agreements in which they promised to pay back restricted stock and stock option awards that they received if they went to work for a competitor.
Successfully defended our client, a major automobile parts manufacturer, in a consumer class action seeking hundreds of millions of dollars for costs of defective parts used in Ford vehicles.
Successfully resolved a utility dispute for our client, a major manufacturer and marketer of petroleum products, including fuels, lubricants, and petrochemicals. The case involved the breach of a joint venture agreement for the joint payment of common services and utility costs. The resolution saved our client millions of dollars in costs.
Defended a corporation against claims by one of its employees of sexual and racial discrimination.
Recovered a company’s full loss in its corporate money market fund when the national brokerage firm managing the fund invested the money in the short-term commercial paper of Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
Defended at an injunction hearing a California company that was accused of misappropriation of confidential technical and business information and unfair competition.
Represented an Illinois-based utility company in litigation against distressed bondholders seeking recovery following an $80 million bond default for an electric power facility located outside of Chicago. This was the “eighth largest municipal bond default in the history of the municipal market,” according to the Bond Investors Association.
Won a dismissal of all claims against a major utility company in an antitrust lawsuit alleging conspiracy to monopolize, tying, and a group boycott involving the Panhandle interstate gas pipeline system.
Won a seven-figure settlement against a major Houston law firm for breach of fiduciary duty and legal malpractice arising out of the preparation of various testamentary instruments.
Litigated the existence of an agreement to affiliate our client’s television stations with the WB Television Network. We secured a favorable settlement in the context of the sale of our client’s Houston station for $95 million, an “incredibly high” price according to Variety, including payment of all our attorneys’ fees.
Defended a major pharmaceutical company in a $68 million lawsuit claiming breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference, misappropriation of confidential information, and conspiracy to convert patent rights in connection with the company’s alleged failure to invest in an agricultural equipment enterprise.
Recovered the full amount due and all attorneys’ fees for a major real estate developer in a lawsuit for breach of a lease agreement.
Represented a Houston-based health care company in litigation arising from the sale of a subsidiary. The subsidiary was placed in receivership and eventually bankruptcy. The client received the lion’s share of the value of the subsidiary’s assets.