- The representation of Starz in a lawsuit against DISH Networks in Colorado state court for breach of contract and declaratory relief. DISH gave away for free several Starz pay premium movie channels for one-year to over 101 million DISH subscribers, seriously damaging Starz’s valuable rights as a provider of premium channels. The case was settled favorably in the middle of the jury trial. Arising out of this same incident, FX Networks filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against DISH and Starz in which the firm is defending Starz.
- The representation of Mattel, Inc. in the defense of claims brought by board game inventor Hersch & Co. Following a nearly month-long trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of Mattel on a claim that Mattel had failed to comply with the terms of a license agreement for the distribution of the board game “Outburst,” rejecting Hersch’s claim that Mattel had failed to advertise the board game as required by the license agreement.
- The representation of USI Holdings Corporation, the 9th largest insurance brokerage firm in the United States. KWIKA has represented USI and its subsidiaries as plaintiffs in numerous trade secrets and unfair competition actions. In these cases we have successfully enforced USI’s contracts containing covenants not to compete and non-solicitation clauses and obtained injunctive relief against defendants.
- The representation of insurance company Keenan in defense of claims for breach of fiduciary duty and unfair business practices. Following over 7 years of discovery and motion practice, KWIKA filed motions for summary judgment, upon which the case settled.
- The representation of Business Cards Tomorrow, a wholesale print shop, in its claims against a competitor and two former employees for misappropriation of trade secrets and trade libel. After filing a motion for summary judgment, KWIKA secured a favorable settlement.
- The representation of Smashing Pictures, an investor in motion pictures, on claims against Fox for breach of contract, an audit, and accounting under a written agreement with Fox. The matter was settled.
- Represented an accounting firm in federal court in bad faith insurance litigation against its carrier that refused to provide insurance benefits under the policy. KWIKA filed a motion for summary judgment, and on the eve of the hearing, the insurer agreed to settle the case.
- The representation of an accounting firm asserting claims of breach of fiduciary duty, breach of partnership agreement, and indemnity against a former partner. The former partner counterclaimed for breach of the partnership agreement and defamation. KWIKA filed a motion for summary judgment and the arbitrator issued a tentative ruling granting the motion. The case then settled favorably for our clients.
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