Since founding our firm in 2015, we have represented clients in complex cases both in Illinois and throughout the country. Some of our cases are described below:
We represented an entrepreneur in a case against a large corporation that acquired his company with a promise of both an up-front payment and future payments. The acquiring company refused to make the future payments and its lawyers, a Vault 15 law firm, threatened to sue the entrepreneur. After a series of rulings in our client’s favor, the case settled with a substantial payment to our client and his shareholders for roughly 80% of the amount sought.
We represented a publicly traded corporation in three-day arbitration proceeding regarding a construction dispute. The defendant port company, represented by one of the best firms in North Carolina, asserted that it owed nothing for the work performed. WJY obtained a victory at arbitration and recovered the full amount of the contract plus years worth of interest.
We represented a skin cream manufacturer in a trademark proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board. The adverse party was one of the world’s largest consumer goods company, represented by a Vault 30 law firm. That company threatened to cancel our client’s trademark if our client did not allow the company to register a similar mark which would have substantially diluted our client’s mark. Ultimately, after contested proceedings, the company unconditionally abandoned its trademark application and allowed our client to keep its mark.
We represented a professional in a wage and hour claim in Illinois. The adverse corporation was represented by a Vault 100 law firm. At an evidentiary administrative hearing, we won a ruling that WJY’s client was misclassified as an independent contractor. Following the ruling, the case settled on confidential terms.
We represented a real estate entrepreneur in a real estate investment dispute in Illinois. The real estate entrepreneur’s company filed a lawsuit claiming that he had forfeited a substantial investment. We filed a counterclaim for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. The case settled on confidential terms.
We represented a pharmaceutical company in several trademark and business disputes around the country. All these disputes settled on confidential terms.
We defended a group of real estate professionals and lawyers in a RICO claim in the Northern District of Illinois. The case settled on confidential terms.
We defended a tenant against a lawsuit filed by landlord claiming penalties and attorneys’ fees. After the close of discovery, we obtained summary judgment for the tenant.
We are currently pursuing a consumer class action in California state court against a major national retailer based on its retroactive expiration of credit for purchases made under its rewards program. The corporation filed a motion to dismiss, which the court denied in its entirety. The corporation is represented by a Vault 60 law firm.
We are currently pursuing a consumer class action in the Northern District of Illinois against a multinational corporation based on product mislabeling. The corporation is represented by a Vault 30 law firm.
We are currently pursuing a lawsuit in Delaware state court brought by an entrepreneur who sold his company to a subsidiary of a major corporation. The lawsuit alleges breach of an earnout agreement. The corporation is represented by a Vault 50 law firm.
We are currently pursuing an FLSA case in the Northern District of California against a bank based on failure to pay its tellers for transactions they performed when they were registered as off-the-clock. The bank is represented by a Vault 40 firm.
We have represented several other clients in both large and small cases.
All cases are different, and litigation always involves some degree of uncertainty and risk. Nobody can predict with any certainty what a judge or jury will do in any particular case. Accordingly, none of the results described above are intended to suggest that a client will obtain a similar result if he or she hires our firm.
We can help clients assess the value of their claims or their risk of exposure after a thorough review of their unique factual situation.