Lorance & Thompson’s commercial and business litigation experience offers our clients the ability to have attorneys that know how to try a case coupled with attorneys that have served in-house in the board room. Litigation takes tremendous resources of time and money. Seldom do companies use litigation as a means to increase their business, but when they do it is comforting to know that you have the combination of trial attorney and business attorney at your disposal. Most litigation is part of the cost of doing business. Business executives want and need to spend their time doing what they do best – making money for their owners and shareholders. That is why it is important to have attorneys who know how to evaluate the facts and the law and can advise you when it is best to settle or to try the case.
Lorance & Thompson’s experience varies with the wide variety of businesses that we count on as clients. A representative example of the types of cases we have handled is set forth below.
- Represented business advisor in obtaining a $14,000,000.00 jury verdict in breach of contract case involving multiple parties and defeating counterclaims concerning a dozen business tort causes of action.
- Represented seller and distributor of complex gas monitoring systems used in the oil and gas industry against buyer for breach of contract and U.C.C. violations. Quickly and creatively settled against buyer and its parent company, the largest drilling contractor in the world.
- Represented non-hazardous waste carrier in successfully challenging the constitutionality of City of Houston ordinance requiring transporters to pay a fee to obtain license and permit to transport non-hazardous waste originating in the city.
- Represented an oil services company in “bet the company” litigation involving claims of fraud, embezzlement, and breach of contract. A very favorable settlement was able to save the company.
- Represented a warehouse company in a six-month trial in bankruptcy court resulting in complete defense verdict.
- Represented small business in shareholder dispute and demand for dissolution that threatened to destroy the company. Negotiated a favorable resolution allowing original family to maintain business.
- Represented manufacturer of emergency response equipment in a products liability suit wherein it was alleged that the stretchers were failing resulting in injuries to the emergency medical technicians and patients. Negotiated a very creative settlement that was very favorable to the client.
- Represented a third-party administrator in an ERISA suit that resulted in a favorable settlement.
For more information about Lorance & Thompson’s Commercial Practice, please contact us at (713) 868-5560 or via email.