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Business Litigation

Commission Claim Resolved

Halsey Knapp and Adam Sparks represented a sales representative for a residential home building company who, after selling 35 new home, was terminated without cause.  We filed and resolved an AAA arbitration relating to commissions he had earned. (November 2018.)

$3.2 Million Settlement Against Former Bank Directors and Officers

Joyce Gist Lewis led a litigation team that obtained a $3.2 million settlement against former bank officers and directors who negligently approved commercial real estate loans in violation of the bank’s loan policy and without requiring cash equity from borrowers.

Federal Declaratory Judgment Dismissed

Joyce Gist Lewis received a dismissal with prejudice of federal declaratory judgment action filed by insurance company seeking to deny $5 million in director and officer liability coverage.

$650,000 Pre-Suit Settlement Against Real Estate Closing Attorney

Joyce Gist Lewis led a litigation team that obtained a $650,000 pre-suit settlement against a former real estate closing attorney for a community bank after demonstrating that the attorney facilitated same-day “flip” transactions and failed to advise his client that properties were acquired for hundreds of thousands of dollars less than the sales price represented […]

Joyce Gist Lewis interview on Podcast For Business

Partner Joyce Gist Lewis was recently interviewed on Podcast For Business regarding the legal pitfalls business owners may face. Follow the link to listen to the full interview with Joyce.

Joint Development Expires By Its Terms

Halsey Knapp and Cameron Ellis represent one of the nation’s leading for-profit developer, manager and asset manager of economically integrated urban neighborhoods in a suit where a former local associate contractor contends that MBS should have given it certain projects regardless of the terms a joint development agreement whether MBS ever undertook and performed such […]

Cost-of-Defense Settlement in Products Liability Claim Alleging Catastrophic Brain Injury

Joyce Gist Lewis obtained a cost-of-defense settlement for her client, a wheel manufacturer, in a multi-million dollar claim alleging catastrophic brain injury. Joyce’s client was named as a third-party defendant by a horse trailer manufacturer sued for product liability when a wheel detached from horse trailer on an interstate highway and collided with plaintiff’s vehicle.

How Can You Protect Your Customer List As A Trade Secret?

A customer list may be the most valuable information held by a small business.  Yet the law does not always protect this information.  Indeed, customer lists may be less likely to receive trade secret protection from courts than other, more technical information. Whether or not a customer list is a trade secret depends very much […]

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