Commercial Litigation

RRD has represented dozens of corporations, banks, directors and officers, municipal boards and agencies and small business in lawsuits brought by shareholders, customers and others. The firm has handled a wide variety of cases in this area, including claims involving fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, malfeasance in connection with corporate governance issues, unfair trade practices, wrongful termination, alleged theft of intellectual property, depletion of assets, lender liability claims, contractual violations and other commercial torts.

Recently, the firm obtained a defense verdict in a case brought by two shareholder plaintiffs who sought damages in excess of $9,000,000 plus punitive damages against five current and former corporate directors for breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and other alleged wrongdoing in connection with efforts to capitalize, produce and market an invention. The plaintiffs were founding shareholders of the corporation, and claimed that the defendants improperly gained control of the corporation and ownership of the intellectual property. After an eight-day trial, the court ruled for the defendants on all counts.

In addition, the firm successfully defended a class action involving approximately 1100 plaintiffs who sued a public housing authority and its executive director for alleged discrimination against certain applicants and tenants.  The firm was successful in another class action brought under the Federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act. 

We recognize that success in this area of the law results from consistently delivering high quality legal work combined with outstanding client service.