Lewis & Llewelyn Wins $30M Award in Arbitration
Following years of litigation, Lewis & Llewellyn client EDAG Engineering won "$28 million in arbitration against electric vehicle startup Byton, after a payment dispute arose from their combined efforts to build an all-electric luxury SUV called the M-Byte," as reported in Law360. It was further reported the firm defeated a counterclaim seeking approximately $30M in damages in the same proceeding.
Complete Defense Victory in Arbitration
Lewis & Llewellyn recently defended one of the world’s largest computer manufacturers in a multi-million dollar dispute involving allegations of fraud, trade secret misappropriation, and interference with contractual relations. Following a multi-day arbitration hearing, Lewis & Llewellyn secured a complete defense victory, with the arbitrator ordering the Claimant to cover a substantial portion of our client’s costs.
Secured a Robust TRO in Trade Secret Dispute
Lewis & Llewellyn secured an important victory in the Northern District of California for a Fortune 500 financial services company. The litigation concerned a financial consultant who left his employment to join a competitor. After filing suit on behalf of the former employer, the firm succeeded in securing a robust TRO that, among other things, enjoined the former employee and his new employer from "using, disclosing, transmitting, and continuing to possess" the trade secrets at issue.
Victory at Trial in a Contentious Corporate Governance Dispute
A Lewis & Llewellyn team recently represented a group of defendants at trial in a hotly contested dispute over the composition of a board of directors and control of a corporation. After the plaintiffs rested their case, we moved for nonsuit, arguing the plaintiffs had failed to present sufficient evidence to sustain their burden of proof. The Judge granted our motion and dismissed the plaintiffs’ case without our clients having to present any evidence.
Successful Prosecution of Trade Secret Claims in Federal Court
The firm represented a Bay Area real estate network in a trade secrets lawsuit against industry giant Zillow. The dispute centered around allegations of trade secret theft by Zillow; more specifically, TAN alleged that Zillow stole its business model regarding off-market listings and then rolled out a copycat product. After dozens of depositions, including that of Zillow’s CEO, the parties reached an amicable resolution before trial.
Landmark Summary Judgment Victory Against AIG
Lewis & Llewellyn secured summary judgment for its client, a major consumer electronics manufacturer, against AIG Insurance Company in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The Court ruled that AIG was required to defend the firm’s client in a series of underlying class actions spanning several years. The ruling is expected to have a significant impact on the duty to defend doctrine for years to come.
Arbitration Victory on Behalf of Major San Francisco Retailer
Lewis & Llewellyn defended a major San Francisco retailer in a bet-the-company commercial arbitration where the plaintiff was seeking substantial damages. The Lewis & Llewellyn team secured a complete defense victory for the client. In addition, the plaintiff was ordered to pay our client’s attorneys’ fees.
Successfully Represented the Founder of a Thriving Tech Startup
Lewis & Llewellyn prosecuted claims for breach of oral contract, wrongful termination, and fraud, among others, on behalf of the founder of a successful tech startup. After overcoming a demurrer, obtaining an award of monetary sanctions in the face of discovery abuses, and defeating summary judgment, the firm obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of its client on the eve of trial.
Complete Dismissal of Trade Secrets Case
Lewis & Llewellyn represented a high-level executive in an employee mobility lawsuit involving alleged theft of trade secrets, securing a complete dismissal on behalf of its client.
Complete Defense Victory in Unfair Competition Case
Lewis & Llewellyn represented the world’s largest consumer electronics manufacturer in an alleged unfair competition and false advertising case. The firm secured a complete dismissal on demurrer before discovery or summary judgment.
$1.2 Million Settlement Following an 8 Week Jury Trial
Lewis & Llewellyn obtained a $1.2 million settlement after an eight week jury trial in a child sexual abuse case. The key to the favorable settlement was the firm winning a contentious and protracted battle to compel the production of an allegedly privileged internal report regarding prior allegations of sexual misconduct.
$2.85 Million Settlement in Child Sexual Abuse Case
Lewis & Llewellyn obtained a $2.85 million settlement on behalf of a victim of child sexual abuse against a Bay Area School District. The firm obtained the settlement before any discovery or pleadings challenges. The victory was featured in the Daily Journal’s list of California’s top verdicts and settlements.