Blue LLP prosecutes and defends business disputes and complex commercial litigation. 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 extraordinary outcomes are based on our approach to each and every case. We obsessively focus on fact development and legal analysis so that we can present the most compelling narrative possible. We also embrace technological innovation so that we can practice efficiently, but most importantly, effectively.
Recognizing the need to control litigation fees and expenses, we also have made alternative billing arrangements a hallmark of our litigation practice. While we continue to offer clients billable hour arrangements, under the right circumstances, we also offer flat fees and full or mixed contingency fee arrangements in which we share our clients’ risk.
Among many notable cases, we served as liaison counsel in Neman v. Duke Energy et al., No. 3:12-cv-00456 (W.D.N.C.), where a class of plaintiffs accused Duke Energy of failing to disclose and misrepresenting that its then-CEO would lead the Company after its merger with Progress Energy rather than Progress’ CEO. The court approved a $146.25 million cash settlement for the class.
In Federal Trade Commission, et al. v. Affiliate Strategies, et al., Case No. 5:09-CV-04104 (D. Kan.), we defended corporate and individual clients in a nationwide consumer fraud case that was prosecuted by the Federal Trade Commission and four state attorneys general who 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.
In Ridolfo v. BK Beverages, LLC, et al., Case No. 3:07-CV-217-MR-DCK (W.D.N.C.), we 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.
The firm also has experience and success with alternative dispute resolution. In Matthew v. Warjon, Inc., Case No. 07-CVS-16200 (Wake Co. Sup. Ct.), we represented a small business owner plaintiff 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.