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Complex Commercial Litigation

Wargo French Singer has been entrusted by some of the nation’s most successful companies to handle their complex litigation matters on a wide range of issues.

Our attorneys routinely handle complex matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country.  We work closely with clients to aggressively and efficiently resolve disputes in a manner consistent with the client’s goals.

  • Successfully defended Fortune 500 manufacturing company in $50 million breach-of-contract litigation brought by international chemical conglomerate in New York Supreme Court. Litigated case through discovery and filed comprehensive motion for summary judgment that led to settlement on vastly favorable terms for client.
  • Obtained nationwide preliminary injunctive relief in an action between industry-leading competitors, enjoining various types of unfair competition, including tortious and criminal conduct.
  • Represented private equity fund and shareholders of investment company in a two-week jury trial against international law firm, winning a $4.7 million verdict. The case involved allegations that law firm had committed malpractice and breached fiduciary duties by giving the fund bad tax advice and then failing to disclose that error to the fund and the shareholders.
  • Represented major insurance company in multiple arbitration and litigation proceedings pending in Delaware and Maryland involving, among other claims, a $94 million claim asserted against our client. Obtained a multimillion dollar settlement in favor of our client following extensive discovery and briefing on the merits.
  • Represented major cable television provider in tortious interference and negligent misrepresentation case brought by client’s vendor. After extensive discovery, obtained full summary judgment with respect to all claims asserted against client.
  • Represented whistleblowers in a qui tam lawsuit alleging that a for-profit education company had defrauded the United States Government out of hundreds of millions of dollars in Title IV funds. Aggressively pursued the litigation over eight years, including appeals. Ultimately reached a settlement with the publicly-traded defendant resolving the matter for a payment of $32 million.
  • Defended animal pharmaceutical company in patent litigation in which patent holder sought to have client held in contempt of court due to alleged violation of injunction against infringement. Obtained denial of motion for contempt following bench trial on allegations of contumacious conduct.
  • Retained by pharmaceutical company after finding of contempt for alleged violation of injunction against patent infringement to replace lead counsel and try damages and sanctions phase of case. Obtained favorable settlement and license for client following extensive damages discovery.
  • Represented major pharmaceutical company in patent infringement and trade secrets misappropriation case relating to drug delivery systems. Obtained favorable settlement for client following depositions of top executives for opposing party.
  • Represented national radio broadcasting company in four week jury trial against radio personality for return of a million dollar unearned bonus. Obtained a multimillion dollar jury verdict in favor of client, including the imposition of punitive damages against the defendant.
  • Successfully represented international insurance brokerage in three week jury trial over allegations that the client had tortiously interfered with a competitor by hiring several of its employees and inducing them to breach their employment contracts. The trial ended with the Court entering a full defense victory in our client’s favor.
  • Represented baby food manufacturer in litigation against packaging company and package manufacturer seeking recovery for damages sustained as a result of product recall. Defeated multiple motions to dismiss and obtained favorable settlement for client.
  • Represented financial institution in three related cases pending in federal court in New York, state court in California and federal court in Georgia concerning allegations of fraud, usury and breach of contract. Obtained summary judgment in favor of client and defeated cross-motion for summary judgment filed against client based on fraud, usury and breach of contract in federal court proceedings in Georgia. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the decision against the plaintiff in favor of our client.
  • Defended multinational office equipment company against multi-million dollar breach of contract and unfair and deceptive trade practices claims in the Middle District of North Carolina. Obtained summary judgment on unfair and deceptive trade practices claim, and reached favorable settlement after extensive pre-trial hearing on Daubert motion to exclude plaintiff’s lost profits expert.
  • Defended publicly traded technology company against $144,000,000 fraud claim brought by former supplier of company. Obtained complete dismissal of all claims on summary judgment.
  • Represented international food conglomerate in litigation in Florida and New York state courts. Obtained one of the largest non-party sanctions awards in New York history against officers of the defendant.
  • Obtained $7,000,000 jury verdict in federal court for former majority shareholders of publicly traded company on claims of fraud and breach of contract.
  • Represented a publicly traded company in multi-million dollar bad faith denial of coverage litigation and obtained summary judgment finding coverage available, which ultimately led to a favorable settlement.
  • Represented financial institution in litigation pending in state court in New York based on claims of libel, libel per se, interference with prospective business relations, interference with economic relations against Internet user and Internet Service Provider to obtain information concerning the Internet user’s identity. Handled similar matters pending in state court in Georgia concerning Internet message board postings to identify former employees and others engaged in misconduct.
  • Immediately responded to an ex parte temporary restraining order obtained by Federal Trade Commission in Texas federal court. Obtained vacatur of order within 8 days of client’s business being shut down by FTC order.
  • Defended a multinational office equipment and supply manufacturer in litigation brought by the manufacturer’s utility supplier seeking over $1.5 million in damages in dispute over provision of natural gas. Obtained summary judgment in favor of manufacturer in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, which was affirmed by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Represented former shareholders of closely-held healthcare company against acquiring public company concerning allegations of fraud and breach of contract in defendant’s failure to make good on pledge to develop ambulatory surgical centers across the country.
  • Represented foreign chemical company in action against major domestic chemical company involving claims of fraud, breach of contract, trade secrets misappropriation and unfair competition. Defeated comprehensive motion to dismiss and effort to stay discovery. Obtained a favorable settlement for the client.
  • Represented an international business class web hosting company in numerous litigation matters across the United States, including defending securities claims and enforcing arbitration provisions in terms of service agreements with customers, including successfully enforcing an arbitration clause entered through a “click wrap” agreement.
  • Represented an international food conglomerate in federal litigation concerning a multimillion dollar computer software development project.
  • Represented Internet web hosting company in breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, specific performance, breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing and injunction case in federal court in Georgia, as well as related litigation in federal court in New York. Defeated opposing parties’ request for preliminary injunction and obtained full dismissal of three of the six counts in Georgia litigation. Obtained award of sanctions against opposing party based on discovery abuses. Negotiated favorable settlement of both the Georgia and New York litigation to fully and finally resolve matter.
  • Defended major cable television company in a consumer fraud class action in Minnesota. In a ruling of first impression, obtained a complete dismissal of all of the plaintiff’s claims based on the application of the filed rate doctrine. Dismissal was upheld on appeal by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. These decisions were the first in the country to hold that the filed rate doctrine applies to regulated rates for cable television service.
  • Represented regional shipping company in antitrust class action involving allegations of price fixing relating to fuel surcharges. Obtained voluntary dismissal of claims asserted by plaintiffs against client.
  • Served as national coordinating litigation counsel for a major carpet manufacturer in connection with its withdrawal from over 100 commercial leases across the country.
  • Represented multinational financial institution in action brought by property insurer alleging breach of contract and seeking substantial damages. Obtained summary judgment on all claims in the United States District Court on several grounds, which was affirmed by the Eleventh Circuit following oral argument.
  • Briefed and argued before Eleventh Circuit to affirm summary judgment on behalf of multinational financial institution concerning Plaintiff’s Employee Polygraph Protection Act claim, in first published opinion by the Eleventh Circuit regarding the “ongoing investigation” exemption.
  • Defended a publicly traded technology company in contractual dispute involving an alleged denial of both physical and virtual access to certain software computers. Plaintiff sought over $10 million in damages. In federal jury trial in Miami, Florida, limited plaintiff to recovery of nominal damages of one dollar.
  • Defended large distribution company in Section 337 Investigation in the United States International Trade Commission. In one of the largest infringement investigation to that date, the Court found the subject patent invalid based on a broadening reissue amendment and a deficient reissue amendment and a deficient reissue certificate. The Court held there was no violation of Section 337 and a general exclusion order did not issue.
  • Defended a major cable television company in a multi-million dollar Fair Labor Standards Action class action. Obtained summary judgment, after bifurcated discovery, with respect to all of the named plaintiffs’ claims prior to class certification.
  • Defended a major cable television company in litigation in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action in Texas. Obtained a complete dismissal of all the plaintiff’s claims based on an arbitration provision between the parties.
  • Represented physician practice group on appeal from certification of a class of former patients. Obtained complete reversal of trial court’s class certification order.
  • Represented major insurance company in action brought in federal court by a previously certified class of individuals who had taken an assignment of certain claims for indemnity against insurer from a third party as part of a class action settlement. Convinced the court not to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over the claims asserted by the class against the insurer and obtained complete dismissal of the action. When the case was refiled in state court, obtained complete dismissal of plaintiff’s claims on the merits.