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Business Litigation

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Briggs and Morgan has extensive history as a pioneer firm in many fields of law, continually melding the wisdom of experience with the energy of innovation. With a strong commitment to integrity and high standards, our attorneys conduct broad-based business litigation in federal and state courts, and resolve disputes before tribunals, arbitration panels and administrative agencies throughout the United States.

Briggs prides itself in representing both Fortune 500 companies and small emerging and closely held businesses, along with their directors and officers. Our litigation services target many industries including banking and finance, construction, corporate finance, education, energy, government agencies, insurance, manufacturing and sales, nonprofits, professional services, real estate, telecommunications, and transportation.

We offer an outstanding array of skill, experience and know-how that clients rely on to guide legal disputes to satisfying resolutions. In each case, our clients are given one experienced attorney as the primary contact who coordinates a responsive, distinctively tailored team, equipped to deliver winning results. Corporate counsel participation is highly encouraged, where firm procedures aim to keep clients involved and informed about their cases.

Notable Litigation Representation:

  • Defense of food manufacturers in FLSA actions involving donning and doffing claims;
  • Representation for mortgage bankers in connection with the defense of class action litigation in 14 states, including challenges to escrow practices, truth-in-lending issues, RESPA §8 issues, among others;
  • Defense of a trade secret case brought by a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company seeking to protect $1 billion in product sales;
  • Defense in federal and state courts of 1,000-plus individual claims, plus two class actions, arising out of a train derailment; litigation efforts to date include multiple trials and federal and state court appeals, and successful opposition to certiorari petition in the United States Supreme Court;
  • Representation of the world’s fourth largest financial services company in adversary proceedings involving all types of insurance products including, but not limited to, fixed and variable annuities;
  • Successful trial defense against scores of personal injury and property claims alleging injury from a neighboring railyard's fuel releases;
  • Regularly represent utilities in defending stray voltage claims;
  • Represent Fortune 500 Waste Company in regulatory and personal injury defense matters;
  • Defended class actions brought under federal and state securities, consumer and banking statutes and common law.

Within our business litigation department, four members have achieved fellowship within the American College of Trial Lawyers, being among the top one percent of the state’s trial lawyers. Many have been named leading attorneys, “Super Lawyers” or “Rising Stars” in the field. Whether seasoned or new to the firm, all of our litigation associates are strongly encouraged to gain invaluable experience through service in pro bono programs, lending time and talent in public defender appeals, misdemeanor trials, legal aid programs and other public service.

Representative Matters

  • Regularly represent plaintiff's in complex tort and medical malpractice tort cases.
  • Regularly represent trustees in trust litigation.
  • Regularly serve as appeals counsel in complex cases in federal and state courts.