Recent Highlights and Representative Matters
We were recently hired to represent municipal defendants in a complex federal lawsuit over a failed municipal housing project. The developer-plaintiffs asserted constitutional violations, contractual claims, and a RICO claim against our clients. Six months after entering our representation, we won summary judgment on behalf of our clients, resulting in the dismissal of the plaintiffs’ claims for millions of dollars in damages. We then successfully defended the district court’s judgment on appeal. The Second Circuit unanimously affirmed the dismissal of all claims against our clients, finally putting an end to a nearly decade-old lawsuit. You can read the Second Circuit’s decision here.
In a complex commercial dispute, we won summary judgment motion on behalf of our client, an out of state software technology consultant, against a major New York company. After years of litigation, our client went from facing a multi-million dollar demand to being awarded full judgment on its counterclaims. You can read the decision here.
In a recent fee dispute, we represented an attorney and her new firm after she achieved a multimillion dollar verdict on behalf of her personal injury client at trial. She had represented her client for approximately six years at her former law firm, before starting her own firm and going to trial. She represented the client for approximately one year at her new firm. Her former law firm sued her, seeking the majority of the fee. The dispute culminated in a week-long hearing in State Supreme Court, after which her new firm was awarded 80% of the total fee.
In a construction dispute, our client retained us after being sued by a project owner for more than $100,000. The plaintiff had contracted our client to build two barn-like structures on a property in Clarence. After a number of disagreements, and for reasons both sides disputed, our client stopped work on the project. The plaintiff hired replacement contractors and sued our client for damages. We asserted a counterclaim on behalf of our client. After two years of litigation, including a series of successful motions on behalf of our client, the plaintiff agreed to withdraw its entire claim and mutually walk away from the dispute.
We look forward to achieving more successful outcomes for our clients throughout 2019.