Our experience includes these matters:

  • A Fortune 100 company retained us to defend it in a lawsuit seeking rescission of the sale of a business for hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. After obtaining a partial summary judgment for our client, the plaintiffs continued to seek damages in excess of $400 million. Following a two-week bifurcated bench trial on liability only, a complete defense verdict was won and affirmed on appeal.

  • We served as lead national trial defense counsel for a major tire manufacturer in cases alleging consumer fraud, false advertising, failure to warn, negligence, defect, and product liability property damage claims. Seven cases were tried to jury verdict. A class action settlement was reached.

  • We defended a major accounting firm in a lawsuit involving complex allegations of actuarial and auditing malpractice in which plaintiff sought damages totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. We obtained partial summary judgment for our client and settled the case for a small fraction of the amount sought.

  • We represented affiliated real estate firms and their individual principals, affiliates of the general partners, investment advisers and their principals, and financial services companies against claims seeking $110 million in damages from alleged RICO and fiduciary duty violations in connection with the sales to third parties of the assets of the partnerships. Our motion to dismiss was granted.

  • We serve as appellate counsel for a national insurance company in a multimillion-dollar dispute and convinced the state supreme court to hear the case. The case has garnered press coverage as the issue on appeal may substantially alter the scope and breadth of the attorney-client privilege in Pennsylvania. Oral argument was held in 2008, and we are awaiting the decision.

  • We defended a global provider of influenza vaccines in a putative class action for alleged violations of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act in its promotion of its flu vaccine. We successfully settled the class action and negotiated an indemnification agreement with a third-party vendor to cover the cost of the settlement as well as nearly all fees incurred by our client in defending the case.

  • We represented a prominent real estate group in connection with its efforts to build a convention center despite the opposition of county commissioners. We obtained a preliminary and permanent injunction enjoining the county commissioners from rescinding a guarantee of a $63 million bond issue for the construction. We also defeated the commissioners' attack on a state grant to build the convention center.

  • We represented a national health care provider in class action litigation concerning the applicability to HMOs of the anti-subrogation provisions of Pennsylvania's Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law (MVFRL). The Third Circuit affirmed federal removal jurisdiction of the litigation under ERISA and certified the state law question to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which held that the MVFRL does not apply to HMOs.

  • We represented a pension trust in a complex arbitration case involving market timing. Our client recovered millions of dollars.

  • We assisted an exchange with a plan of demutualization to convert the exchange from a membership corporation into a stock corporation. We successfully demonstrated in briefing and at an injunction hearing that our client's plan of demutualization was properly conceived and entirely lawful, and the court denied the injunction and ultimately awarded the exchange summary judgment.

  • We obtained a $110 million summary judgment in district court on behalf of a national financial institution against an insurer based upon a credit risk insurance policy. We then argued an appeal in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. The case settled favorably for our client.