Commercial Litigation


 

  • Recovered $1.2 billion in the 9/11 World Trade Center (“WTC”) loss in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. One of our attorneys was a member of the Executive Committee comprised of five law firms tasked with litigating the WTC case. Settlement was approved by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. This is believed to be the single largest subrogation recovery in U.S. history.

 

  • Obtained $65 million settlement from insurers in the Stanford litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas Dallas Division. Settlement is now pending court approval. Appointed by the Receiver to pursue the claims for the benefit of victims of the Stanford Ponzi scheme.

 

  • Defended several insurers in $280 million claim arising from complex design and construction dispute. The court held there was no coverage and entered judgment for our clients.

 

  • Engineering negligence: Recovered $16 million in construction and design defect claim involving multiple parties and complicated issues of liability, damages and insurance coverage. The client owned and operated a valuable asset that had been poorly designed and constructed.

 

  • Successfully defended a Constitutional challenge seeking to remove a sitting member of the U.S. Senate from the ballot in his 2014 re-election bid.

 

  • Recovered for insurance broker’s failure to procure workers compensation insurance that left the State of Kansas to pay for the catastrophic loss.  Recovery provided $3.3 million cash and relieved the State of Kansas from paying future medical care of approximately $8 million.

 

  • Obtained $2.1 million settlement for owners of a natural gas trading business in dispute regarding sale of business to a multibillion-dollar Japanese corporation.

 

  • Successfully defended a Kansas City company in a case brought by a former management company that claimed it was entitled to a “success fee” for securing the sale of the business.  We obtained complete dismissal of all claims brought by the plaintiff.

 

  • Defended a consumer class action lawsuit.  On appeal from the district court’s order certifying the class, obtained a complete reversal of the lower court’s ruling, which effectively ended the litigation on very favorable terms.

 

  • Retained by the Court-appointed bankruptcy trustee in the Brooke Corporation bankruptcy to prosecute broker liability claims valued at over $13 million for the former directors and officers of the Brooke entities for the brokers’ failure to procure adequate liability coverage for the directors and officers.

 

  • Non-Competition Agreements and Trade Secret Misappropriation – Represented multiple businesses and individuals who have been sued for alleged violation of employment agreements, including violations of non-competition agreements and trade secret misappropriations.