Business Litigation at The Lanier Law Firm
In addition to representing individuals, The Lanier Law Firm has significant experience working on behalf of businesses in cases involving breach of contract, patent infringement, oil and gas litigation, employment disputes, antitrust, fraud, and other causes of action.
Our Business Litigation Practice Group helps businesses in legal actions against larger competitors who use unfair and illegal business practices to gain a competitive edge. Our aggressive approach to business litigation has resulted in several noteworthy – and often highly confidential – recoveries for our clients.
Our team has represented:
- Retractable Technologies Inc., a syringe manufacturer, in an antitrust case against industry giant Becton Dickinson and Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of medical syringes and needles, and Premier and Novation, two hospital Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs), alleging anti-competitive conduct that prevented our client from accessing the multi-billion-dollar hospital market;
- A noted national pharmaceutical-benefits provider in a significant breach-of-contract matter against a major New York metropolitan-area healthcare association;
- Central Florida homeowners exposed to cancer-causing radiation in their homes due to improper clean up from phosphate mines in the area;
- An individual who was employed as a news producer in a breach of contract claim against a major broadcast network, which resulted in a confidential settlement;
- A medical device patent holder alleging breach of contract and patent infringement against one of the world’s largest manufacturers of medical products; and
- A small company in the business of creating and licensing software suitable for industrial use in a breach-of-contract and fraud action against a large foreign corporation.
- Negotiating a precedent-setting settlement for a national sugar association trade group and several of the largest U.S. sugar manufacturers regarding a false promotion lawsuit against one of the world’s leading distributors of artificial sweeteners.
- Representing a well-published musician in a copyright matter to determine the rights maintained by the musician and subsequent copyright claims against a record label;
- Representing a key leader in the oil and gas industry with respect to his ownership interest of a very successful exploration company in South Texas;
- Securing a confidential settlement for 130 Dresser-Rand employees in a lawsuit over unpaid bonuses related to the sale of a company subsidiary; and
- Representing businesses in lawsuits filed against Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) over allegations of anti-competitive business practices that restrained fair market competition and prevented our clients from gaining entry into a relevant market. (A GPO is an entity that leverages the purchasing power of a group of businesses to obtain discounts from vendors based on the collective buying power of the GPO members. Group purchasing is used in many industries, but it is common practice in the grocery, health care, electronics and agricultural industries.)
Not only do our business clients benefit from our courtroom expertise, but many of our opponents have later hired us to represent them in their own disputes. Clearly, they know that it’s better to have The Lanier Law Firm with them than against them.