Complex Business Litigation
Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack provides experienced and effective representation for plaintiffs involved in complex business litigation and breach of contract disputes in the United States and all over the world. Presently, we have clients residing in Europe, South America, Central America, Asia and Africa. Our firm represents individuals, major companies, and groups of plaintiffs in complex, high-stakes cases. Our complex business litigation practice cuts across various fields of law and numerous industries, including high technology, entertainment, environmental, manufacturing and insurance. We have successfully litigated business matters in state and federal courts, including handling the initial investigation, the trial, and the appeal, if necessary.
We handle complex business litigation cases on a contingency basis and offer free consultations.
For more than 40 years, our lawyers have been achieving remarkable legal success for our clients. In the antitrust field, Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack firm was co-lead counsel in a consumer class action case brought on behalf of every gas and electricity rate payer in California against El Paso Natural Gas Company and Sempra Energy. This case arose out of the California Energy Crisis of 2000-2001, and resulted in the recovery of more than $3.5 billion in relief for California utility customers.
Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack also represents the State of California in qui tam actions against a large number of pharmaceutical companies seeking restitution for massive overcharges to the state’s Medi-Cal program. Pharmaceutical companies were reimbursed on the basis of “average wholesale price,” a figure grossly inflated by the drug companies.
We represent, on a nationwide basis, certain agents and dealers who have suffered, and will suffer, losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars against Xerox for its breach of their respective contractual agreements to exclusively market Xerox products.
We also recognize that individuals often have legitimate legal grievances for losses suffered because of negligence or misconduct. We represented two businessmen who were wrongfully deprived of their equity interests in the early stages of a franchise lending business, which grew to become very successful. A jury awarded the two plaintiffs a total of $32 million, including punitive damages.
Past Complex Business Litigation Cases:
Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack represented retail insurance brokers who lost their business when a surplus lines broker placed coverage for a large trucking industry group with non-existent insurers overseas. A jury awarded approximately $17 million.
Our firm represented the former president of an Internet automobile seller in a battle for stock that had been contractually promised in the former president's employment agreement. A retired judge acting as arbitrator awarded stock valued at approximately $15 million.
Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack handled a claim of a small business that had sold out to a Western Union subsidiary in return for a percentage of profits from mailgrams. The defendant was refusing to pay, but settled at the time of trial for $8 million.
A client in the business of providing simulated fighter pilot experiences to customers retained an investment banking firm to take the company public. When the investment banker backed out at the eleventh hour, the firm sued on behalf of the client. A jury awarded $7 million.
We represented a franchise automotive dealership against Ford Motor Company for breach of a decade old agreement to relocate the dealership when Ford refused to honor the agreement citing changed market conditions. After a month long trial, the jury awarded our client $12.25 million.
In the entertainment and intellectual property field, Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack has handled a number of claims by producers, writers, artists and former spouses for their percentages of revenue from distribution of films or music, or for damages for copyright infringement. We have handled patent infringement claims, legal and other professional malpractice claims, and actions for breach of contract, fraud, interference with contract or business relations, unfair business practices, and breaches of fiduciary duty.