Defense Verdict on Business Tort Claims (Avnet, Inc. v. Wyle Labs)

In Avnet, Inc. v. Wyle Labs., Avnet brought business tort claims seeking over $300 million in damages arising out of the hiring by Wyle of approximately 80 former Avnet employees. Our senior litigator, Jeff Horst, was one of Wyle’s principal trial counsel and won a defense verdict after a 5 month jury trial in Tampa, Florida, which the National Law Journal selected as one of the top 10 defense verdicts.