Business / Complex Commercial

LWS’s commercial and business litigation practice has the collective knowledge, background, and extensive trial experience needed to help businesses and individuals identify and manage risks and respond to existing or threatened litigation. LWS attorneys handle the full range of commercial and business disputes, including general contract disputes; disputes between buyers and sellers of goods; disputes between business owners; business torts, such as tortious interference, fraud and misrepresentation, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair competition; statutory claims, such as securities, antitrust, deceptive trade practices, and civil RICO; and disputes arising out of acquisitions and divestitures. LWS attorneys are experienced, tenacious trial lawyers with a long history of prevailing in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and ADR proceedings. Partnering with their clients, LWS attorneys use the latest technologies to prepare cases in the most-cost effective manner and to make compelling presentations, even on the most complex issues. Examples of our attorneys’ business and commercial litigation successes include:

  • Obtaining a multi-million dollar jury verdict on behalf of a former officer of a financial institution on claims of contract breach and defamation.
  • Successfully enjoining an energy company’s competitor from using misappropriated compression technology after a week-long temporary injunction hearing.
  • Winning a $2.5 million summary judgment award on a railway’s indemnity claim against a feed mill operator related to a railroad crossing accident. See Kan. City So. Ry. v. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30260 (W.D. La. Mar. 29, 2010).
  • Obtaining a favorable arbitration award on behalf of a fuel supply entity in a “bet the company” action.
  • Winning a favorable jury verdict on behalf of a national semi-conductor company on a million-dollar business theft claim.

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