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, and everyday people.
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.