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Business Opportunity Stolen

A company that handled election campaign services approached a major potential client about handling its work in a contentious election cycle. Ultimately, no deal was reached. Less than two weeks after the company dissolved, two of its former partners inked a multi-million dollar deal with the very same client. The other partner came to us…

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Child Custody Cases

A young mother who resided here in Franklin County wanted to relocate to Colorado with her small child so that she could be closer to her parents. The father contested the move. Litigation spanned over a year and concluded with a seven-day trial. The court awarded our client full custody and permission to move with…

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Successful Defense Against Defamation Claim

A medical professional was sued in federal court in the state of Washington by a former colleague for defamation and emotional distress, who demanded damages in excess of $1 million. Through our aggressive defense of the claims, the matter was eventually settled in mediation to our client’s satisfaction for significantly less than what had been…

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Lease or Land Contract?

For years, our clients had owned a well known family restaurant and the land on which the restaurant was located. They sold the restaurant to a group of employees in 2004. Part of the transaction included an agreement in which the employees would lease the land and then purchase it by way of a land…

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Is Information Available Prior to Arbitration?

Our client wanted to pursue a claim for commissions against the real estate broker for whom she had previously worked. The claim concerned the development and construction of a medical office building in Florida. Her contract with the broker provided that disputes had to be resolved through arbitration. The challenge we faced is that we…

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Wrongful Death-$4.5 million verdict

While attempting, prior to dawn, to make a left turn to go north on State Route 23. The tractor trailer blocked the southbound lanes of State Route 23 The tractor trailer was not equipped with tape specially designed to reflect headlight beams. Traveling southbound and unable to see the trailer, our client drove underneath the…

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Products Liability-$180,000 verdict

This case involved a newly installed machine that did not have a safety guard or any warnings regarding what is known as a pinch point. Our client attempted to clear a jam in the machine and, because the pinch point was readily visible, was unaware of the hazard that existed. His right hand became caught…