Experience

Defense of Billion-Dollar Qui Tam Action

Successfully defended medical practice in billion-dollar qui tam action.

Defense Verdict After Week-Long Arbitration for Brokerage Firm

Successfully defended a brokerage firm against claims brought by an investor alleging unsuitable trading, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, and violation of the Kansas Securities Act. The plaintiff sought damages of $700,000. Secured a complete defense verdict after week-long arbitration.

Defense Verdict for Livestock Association

Secured a defense verdict serving as co-defense counsel in a two-week jury trial in a defamation and breach of contract lawsuit brought against a livestock association by barred competitors.

Dismissal of Case in Breach of Loyalty, Trade Secret Case for Reinsurance Executive

Defended an executive of an international reinsurance broker in a breach of loyalty and trade secret theft case brought by the executive’s former employer. The employer sought a multimillion-dollar damages award and after nine months of litigation, the employer was forced to dismiss case on the eve of trial.

Dismissal of Claims in MMPA Class Action

Defended client in consumer class action seeking to recover alleged damages in excess of $5 million. Class asserted products sold by defendant were defective and that the defendant engaged in violations of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act. Obtained dismissal of plaintiff’s claims.

Favorable Outcome for Franchisor in Breach of Contract Case

Obtained damage award in favor of franchisor in breach of contract action brought against franchisee and guarantors.

Favorable Settlement for Grain Manufacturer in Price-Fixing Suit Against Vitamin Manufacturers

Represented a grain manufacturer pursing price-fixing claims against international vitamin manufacturers. Litigation resulted in a favorable settlement for our client.

Obtained Dismissal for Midwestern Livestock Show Relating to Governance

Served as lead counsel in suit brought against a historic Midwestern livestock show. The plaintiffs sought a court order mandating that they be allowed to participate in future competitions. Obtained dismissal of plaintiffs’ claims, thereby protecting the right of a private organization to govern its competitions.

Obtained Injunction for Ethanol Manufacturer in Trade Secret Case

Obtained injunction against former employee of ethanol manufacturer, preventing employee from disclosing client’s trade secrets.

Representation of International Franchisor in Catastrophic Injury Case

Represented an international franchisor in a catastrophic injury case litigated to the Nebraska Supreme Court, including presentation of oral argument on behalf of the franchisor before the Nebraska Court of Appeals.

Successful Outcomes for Hotel and Real Estate Franchisors in Trademark Infringement Matters

Successfully pursued trademark infringement actions on behalf of international hotel and real estate franchisors.

Successful Reversal of $6.5 Million Against Home Remodeling Client

Successfully obtained the reversal of $6.5 million judgment entered against a national home remodeling company.

Successfully Defended School District in Termination, Discrimination Suit

Successfully defended school district in a wrongful termination and age discrimination lawsuit.

Summary Judgment for Apparel Executive in Million-Dollar Breach of Contract Case

Obtained summary judgment for an apparel executive in a million-dollar breach of contract action.

Temporary Restraining Order for Client Involving Noncompete Agreement

Secured a temporary restraining order for a boiler service company. The defendant, a former employee, left the company without notice and went to work for a competing firm. The employee had signed a noncompete, nondisclosure and noninterference agreement with the client, and the court granted our motion prohibiting the defendant from continuing to work for the competing firm and any other business in the state competing with the client. Following the court’s order, the defendant agreed to a permanent consent injunction.

Won Permanent Injunction in Trade Secret Case for National Franchisor

Won a permanent injunction in a trade secret case against a former executive on behalf of a national franchisor.