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Successful Defense of Mobile Gaming Company and Award of $450,000 in Attorneys' Fees and Costs

Successfully defended large mobile gaming company in action claiming over $9.2MM in damages for alleged breach of written contract, unjust enrichment, breach of good faith covenant, and interference arising from a written contract with the plaintiff for procurement of a data center location.  After a three-day arbitration hearing, obtained a complete defense award as well as an award of over $450,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs.  

L. Christopher Rose

Successfully Represented Tenant by Settling Real Estate Dispute regarding Lease and Purchase Option

Successfully defended two companies in an action filed by landlord to terminate a commercial lease and purchase option agreement. After filing counterclaims and engaging in strategic discovery and depositions that exposed the landlord and its principal to liability for punitive damages, successfully negotiated settlement for client to purchase property at below fair market value with landlord paying nearly $200,000 of clients' attorneys' fees and costs.   

L. Christopher Rose

Jury Awards Defense Verdict

Lead jury trial counsel in Oakland County Circuit Business Court and obtained favorable verdict for the defendant in a breach of contract action concerning an alleged $1.2MM machine purchase agreement.

Stephen P. Dunn

$22M Awarded at Trial – Affirmed on Appeal

Obtained judgment after trial against individual defendant and five related companies for alter-ego liability, fraudulent transfer, declaratory relief, permanent injunction, and judgment liability for over $22MM. Successfully defended judgment on appeal.

L. Christopher Rose

State's Attempt to Close Automotive Dealership Thwarted

Represented a used car dealer in a challenge against the State of Michigan’s summary suspension and closure of two of the client’s used car dealerships, without notice and without due process. Drafted and filed emergency pleadings and appeared in circuit court, obtaining a temporary restraining order in less than 24 hours after being retained, which precluded the State of Michigan from enforcing the summary suspension order. Subsequently obtained a preliminary injunction on behalf of the client precluding the state from enforcing the summary suspension.  

Jonathan F. Karmo

Dismissal Granted in Telephone Consumer Protection Act Case

Successful dismissal with prejudice of our client in a putative class action lawsuit in the Eastern District of Michigan, where the client was accused of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. 

Jonathan F. Karmo

Summary Judgment Granted

Obtained summary judgment in favor of temporary staffing client in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on client’s breach of contract claim for approximately $450,000.  Clarity Solution Grp. v. VisionPRO, LLC, No. 18-14088, 2019 BL 273355 (E.D. Mich. July 2019).

Jonathan F. Karmo

Representation of Financial Services Firm in FINRA Matters

Representation of a financial services firm in multiple arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against former employees, obtaining awards against the employees on loans provided to them by the firm and denial of all counterclaims.

Laurie A. Perez

Successful Settlement for Spinal and Cervical Fusion Components Manufacturer

Represented a manufacturer of spinal and cervical fusion components in numerous products liability cases brought in various courts nationwide. The first case, which involved extensive discovery and investigation into the cause of the device failures and securing the necessary defense experts, settled just before trial. After demonstrating that the plaintiff's own pre-surgery health issues, instead of failed medical components, significantly contributed to the patient's failure to achieve fusion, we settled that case for 5% of the plaintiff's original demand. The other cases subsequently settled for less than 3% of each plaintiff's initial demand.

Anthony J. Long

Injunctive Relief Granted for Protection of Trade Secrets

Successfully obtained immediate injunctive relief (TRO and preliminary injunction) to protect clients’ trade secrets and confidential information against employees who violated the terms of their restrictive covenant contracts.

Laurie A. Perez