Business Litigation & Appeals

Harwood Law has extensive experience with business lawsuits at both the trial and appellate levels in:

  • Employment
  • Securities fraud
  • Intellectual property, unfair competition and false advertising
  • Legal malpractice, ethics and other professional liability
  • Entertainment
  • Breach of contract and interference with contract
  • Real estate
  • Defamation
  • Business ownership, valuation and business divorce.

Representative trial court matters:

  • Obtained a dismissal at trial of all claims against an entertainment company in a lawsuit involving breach of a licensing agreement for home video rights.
  • Obtained a verdict at trial on a breach of contract claim for a retailer of luxury goods.
  • Obtained a verdict at trial for a law firm defending claims of malpractice.
  • Obtained a verdict at trial for a retired CEO on a claim for breach of an employment contract.
  • Obtained temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions for employers barring former employees from theft of trade secrets in violation of non-competition agreements.
  • Obtained injunctions in trademark infringement actions on behalf of nationally and internationally recognized manufacturers and service providers.
  • Obtained a temporary restraining order for a real estate investor against an auction of real estate by the City of New York.
  • Obtained an injunction for a landlord against the tenant’s modification of a store front in violation of restrictive covenants in a commercial lease.
  • Obtained a Yellowstone injunction for a tenant against the wrongful termination of a commercial lease.

Representative appeals:

  • Obtained a ruling from the New York Court of Appeals granting a judgment to an international law firm dismissing claims by a retired partner for pension benefits.
  • Obtained a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirming a judgment dismissing all antitrust claims.
  • Obtained a ruling from the Illinois Supreme Court dismissing a class action, product liability lawsuit.
  • Prepared a friend of the court brief for the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department for a group of businesses supporting an increase to the minimum wage.

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