We represent clients in commercial litigation throughout the country. Our lawyers’ depth of litigation experience has enabled us to solve incredibly complex problems and achieve extraordinary results across a broad range of commercial claims. Our clients have included publicly traded companies, small businesses, nonprofits, trade associations, and individuals.
Although we are a small law firm, we are used to squaring off against large corporate law firms and are not intimidated by powerful private interests. Our lawyers have been recognized by our peers for excellent litigation skills.
Our success in complex commercial cases includes the following cases:
- Nieman v. Duke Energy et al., No. 3:12-cv-00456 (W.D.N.C.). Liaison Counsel to a class of plaintiffs who accused Duke Energy of failing to disclose and misrepresenting that Duke Energy’s then-CEO, John Rogers, would lead the Company after its merger with Progress Energy rather than Progess’ CEO, William Johnson. The court approved a $146.25 million cash settlement for the class.
- Federal Trade Commission, et al. v. Affiliate Strategies, et al., Case No. 5:09-CV-04104 (D. Kan.). Defended corporate and individual clients in a nationwide consumer fraud case that was prosecuted by the Federal Trade Commission and four state attorneys general, and alleged approximately $27 million of consumer injury. Following extensive discovery and motions practice, the case was resolved with a favorable settlement for the individual defendants.
- Ridolfo v. BK Beverages, LLC, et al., Case No. 3:07-CV-217-MR-DCK (W.D.N.C.). Represented a publicly-traded beverage company and its majority shareholder against claims for breach of contract and tortious interference with contract brought by a former employee who claimed an ownership interest in the company. Obtained a complete dismissal with prejudice for the majority shareholder.
- Matthew v. Warjon, Inc., Case No. 07-CVS-16200 (Wake Co. Sup. Ct.). Represented the plaintiff, a small business owner, in an arbitration before the American Arbitration Association concerning fraudulent misrepresentations in the sale of a janitorial franchise. At the conclusion of the two-day arbitration, a panel of three arbitrators awarded the firm’s client a significant damages award as well as litigation costs and attorney’s fees.