Comprehensive experience in complex litigation

Our Firm’s defense practice includes one of the nation’s largest traffic control and pavement marking companies involved in some of the largest interstate and intrastate road projects. The third party liability claims we defend run the gamut on the injury spectrum and include catastrophic injury claims for which plaintiffs pursue each and every contractor along with the State, City and Municipality as owners of the roadway. We bring our comprehensive experience in the handling of complex litigation to the defense table urging the adoption of a cohesive strategy to use defense dollars wisely and minimize exposure.

Comprehensive experience in complex litigation2022-07-30T19:03:43-05:00

Construing and applying contractual indemnifications provisions

Tendering, rejecting and/or accepting a tender in accord with contractual indemnification provisions requires a multi-layer analysis of strategies involving business and legal decisions. Resisting a tender for actions believed to be outside the scope of a party’s undertaking of indemnification has risks. Our Firm has a deep level of knowledge and experience in the application and interpretation of insurance contracts and complex construction contracts. We are experienced litigators and bring well developed strategies to cases in which a party interprets an indemnification provision as a means to shift liability.

Construing and applying contractual indemnifications provisions2022-07-30T19:04:00-05:00

Defending actions against municipalities and their first responders

Our lawyers have ardently and successfully defended civil actions in state and federal courts involving allegations of excessive force and false imprisonment brought against police officers and their municipal employers. Our Firm appreciates the unique accountability these clients have to the citizens and we work collaboratively with the municipality’s personnel to achieve the best possible outcome.

Defending actions against municipalities and their first responders2022-07-30T19:04:17-05:00

Defending actions against municipalities challenging local ordinances

We have defended our municipal clients in cases challenging the constitutionality of local ordinances enacted for the health and safety of their citizens. Over the last couple of years, a Midwest law firm engaged in the filing of federal cases accusing various municipalities of violating the First Amendment through the enforcement of ordinances covering the number and locations unattended donation bins. Because the United States Supreme Court holds that donation bins are entitled to protection under the First Amendment and because legal fees are recoverable from the defendant in cases involving constitutional violations, the municipalities were faced with serious financial impacts. We defended these cases, worked with our dedicated city employees to draft compliant ordinances and negotiated consent decrees to end the litigation and cap the plaintiffs’ legal fees.

Defending actions against municipalities challenging local ordinances2022-08-10T14:01:30-05:00

Defending third party liability claims

Our defense of third party liability claims requires our team of attorneys to be well versed in the interplay of construction contracts, insurance policies and the often complicated relationships of owners, general contractors and subcontractors, as well as borrowing and loaning employers. We work closely with our clients in determining when and if indemnification clauses are triggered and how to respond when that potential exits -- whether our client is the indemnitee or indemnitor in any given situation.

Defending third party liability claims2022-08-03T14:36:22-05:00

Litigating complex business contracts

Complex business relationships, often governed by complicated agreements, sometimes go awry. Our lawyers understand business and appreciate that where litigation is necessary, it must be swift, precise and handled in a manner which causes the least disruption to the client’s operations. We also understand when there is a need to take a stand. Faced with allegations of intentionally violating an exclusive supply and distribution agreement involving unique products, we recommended a proactive approach to litigation, countersuing the plaintiff, and successfully defending our client’s business practices.

Litigating complex business contracts2022-08-03T14:39:35-05:00

Navigating the terrain of complicated business disputes

In yet another high-stakes matter, our litigation team successfully defended a suit seeking the entry of a preliminary injunction against a client for the allegedly unlawful use of a supposed proprietary process used for the extraction of cannabinoids from hemp plants. Balancing our client’s need to protect its own processes and technology with the federal court’s discovery mandates, required our lawyers to navigate through legal mine fields. Developing a record to demonstrate the fallacy an

Navigating the terrain of complicated business disputes2022-08-10T14:02:58-05:00
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