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Business Litigation & Torts

Overview

Business Litigation
Our litigation practice includes the representation of large and medium-sized companies in a variety of business disputes involving contract and tort claims. Examples include:

  • representation of plaintiffs and defendants in various complex commercial litigation and arbitrations involving disputes over corporate acquisitions, technology and intellectual property issues, rights of first refusal, and other contractual and property rights issues;
  • representation of the State of Utah in litigation with the federal government that resulted in the largest land-exchange in the continental United States since the Louisiana Purchase;
  • representation of former officers and directors of various insolvent corporations and financial institutions in lawsuits brought by those entities’ receivers; representation of special receivers for the Texas Department of Insurance in claims arising out of insolvent insurance companies; representation of a patent holder in litigation and arbitration involving intellectual property issues;
  • representation of insurance companies in litigation involving coverage disputes and bad faith allegations; representation of marine terminals in a number of lawsuits involving shipping, antitrust, pollution and riparian land title claims; representation of airlines and employers in class-action litigation;
  • representation of plaintiffs and defendants in complex contract lawsuits and arbitrations involving long-term sales contracts and other types of contract disputes;
  • representation of a plaintiff in a breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and civil conspiracy case against a hospital conglomerate involving the development and operation of a cancer treatment center; and representation of a large railroad in governmental regulatory matters and litigation over delayed product shipments.

Business Torts
These cases often arise out of complex business and professional relationships and include claims based on fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, interference with existing and prospective business relationships, civil conspiracy, business disparagement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and other types of unfair competition.

Because business tort cases often involve complex fact scenarios, they require strong investigative and organizational skills. Because such cases involve complex legal theories, they require innovative and creative legal analysis. With our strong academic backgrounds and years of practical experience, our attorneys are well suited to meet these demands.

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