Business & Commercial
Whether our business clients encounter technology, contract, risk management, advertising, or employment obstacles, we understand the complexity of legal needs that arise in commercial endeavors. Over the years, we have had the pleasure of working with business-women and men in various industries to help advance their business goals, maintain smooth operations and resolve legal disputes.
Emergency Restoration Claim: The Firm defended a local Parish in a complex commercial claim asserted by a Fortune 500 Company arising from extensive, emergency cleaning and restoration services performed at a number of Parish buildings and properties following Hurricane Katrina. Defense of the claim required scrutiny of voluminous procurement and billing records generated by the parties, and by plaintiff’s sub-contractors. Whereas the initial claim totaled six-times the available insurance coverage, firm attorneys pressing defenses focused on excessive and inflated manpower and materials charges successfully reigned-in and were able to resolve the claim within the available coverage.
Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act: Our attorneys successfully defended two clients in federal class action litigation in which plaintiffs alleged that they transmitted unsolicited advertisements via facsimile in violation of the Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 and other laws.
Computer Telemetry System: Our attorneys successfully represented a client in litigation involving computer telemetry system failure, defeating the claims leveled against our client and prevailing on a $1 million counterclaim in our client’s favor.
Production/Sequencing Computer: The Firm secured the de minimis settlement of a commercial claim arising from damage to a production operating/sequencing computer which allegedly caused a loss of production and associated profits. The client allegedly not only failed to repair the sequencing computer, but further damaged the computer while in possession of the machine. Firm attorneys pursued defenses serving not only to defeat the allegation that the device was damaged while in the client’s care, but also defusing the claim for alleged lost profits by demonstrating the limited utility of the device before it was tendered for repair. The claim was resolved on a cost-of-defense basis.