The firm represented a Michigan resident in a lawsuit brought in California alleging breach of contract and interference with contract arising from disclosure of a trade secret. The firm filed a notice of removal of the case to Federal District Court and then obtained a dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction.
LODHS represented a venture capital investor and its manager who were sued in Federal Bankruptcy Court by a Creditor’s Committee of a high-tech startup company that had filed for bankruptcy protection. The plaintiff committee alleged that our clients, along with other directors and VC investors, had committed waste and had improperly misappropriated assets of the high-tech startup company.
In two recent shareholder derivative cases, LODHS has been successful in disqualifying counsel from representing both the defendant directors and the corporation.
In an extremely hard-fought case, LODHS successfully represented a group of investment advisers who left their former firm to start their own and were then sued for trade secret misappropriation by the former firm. In the California District Court of Appeal, LODHS obtained a reversal of the trial court’s entry of a preliminary injunction barring the advisers’ solicitation of their former clients. (The Retirement Group v. Galante (2009) 176 Cal.App.4th 1226).
LODHS successfully defended a Seychelles company in a breach of contract action over alleged misappropriation of a Chinese trademark registration. Before contacting LODHS the client company had had a default taken against it in Federal District Court.