Breach of Contract Litigation
Pepper & Brothers limits its litigation practice to a few areas, including breach of contract cases and commercial litigation. If you have a domestic matter, criminal matter or need help with a will, we will be glad to refer you to another lawyer or law firm. By focusing our practice on a few areas, including breach of contract cases, we have achieved recognition, exceptional experience and outstanding results in those areas.
To achieve success in a breach of contract case, you need a lawyer or law firm with experience and expertise in trying breach of contract cases and with Tennessee breach of contract law concerning both liability and damages issues. The lawyers at Pepper & Brothers have handled hundreds of breach of contract cases and have nearly fifty years of combined experience representing clients in breach of contract cases.
Business and commercial disputes often arise because one party commits a breach of contract. The successful litigation of a case involving a breach of contract requires that you retain an experienced breach of contract lawyer who can develop a winning trial strategy based on the facts of your situation and Tennessee contract law. The early development of an effective trial strategy will maximize your chances of a settlement without the necessity of a trial.Breach of Contract Experience and Expertise: The Difference Between Winning and Losing
Even breach of contract cases which seem straightforward can be compromised if not handled by experienced breach of contract counsel. Tennessee breach of contract law is complex, and full of pitfalls for the inexperienced lawyer. Besides handling and trying breach of contract cases for years, our lawyers stay on top of recent developments and changes in Tennessee breach of contract law.Recent Successes in Breach of Contract Cases
Many of the cases which we have successfully handled are settled under confidentiality agreements which prohibit the disclosure of the terms of settlement. Here are a few of our recent successes which we can share:
Alexander Realty Capital, Inc. v. Laurel Cove Development, LLC, United States District Court for the Middle District of Tenn., no. 3:07-075. Obtained verdict in excess of $300,000.00 in breach of contract case involving real estate transaction.
SunTrust Bank v. Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Williamson County Chancery Court, no. 40767. Achieved settlement for bank in excess of a quarter of a million dollars on breach of contract claim against title insurance company.
Executive Air Express, Inc. v. Denny Hastings LP 22, Circuit Court for Rutherford County, Tenn., no. 13-CV-1707. Obtained verdict for breach of contract for $198,000.00 plus an award of attorney's fees for the client in the amount of nearly $100,000.00.
Johnson v. HDAV Corp., United States District Court for the Middle District of Tenn., no. 3:11-0732. Obtained judgment and award of attorneys’ fees and expenses in excess of $200,000.00 in breach of contract, breach of warranty, piercing the corporate veil, fraud, and Uniform Commercial Code case involving customized mobile advertising van.
Barnett v. The Fortress Group, Inc., Chancery Court for Davidson County, Tenn., no. 10-1346-I. Obtained verdict for breach of contract and successfully convinced court to pierce the corporate veil and hold individuals liable for judgment.
NOL, LLC et al. v. OccuComp, Inc., Chancery Court for Davidson County, Tenn., no. 10-128-11. Represented client’s company and client individually, in breach of contract and piercing the corporate veil case. Obtained verdict that corporate veil should not be pierced.
Southern Hobby Supply, Inc. v. Pirozzi, Chancery Court for Davidson, Tenn., no. 11-1355-II. Obtained judgment for breach of contract in case involving sale of business and non-compete agreement. Also obtained award of attorneys’ fees and expenses for client.
Saeedpour v. Virtual Medical Solutions, LLC, Chancery Court for Davidson County, Tenn., No. 11-554-I. Successfully defended client’s company and client, individually, in breach of contract and piercing the corporate veil case. Obtained verdict for client and client’s company on all counts. Successfully defended verdict before Court of Appeals of Tennessee which affirmed trials court’s verdict of no liability.
We have acted as counsel in hundreds of breach of contract and commercial disputes for plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts and in arbitrations and mediations. Some of the types of breach of contract cases and commercial litigation cases we have handled involved:
- goods and products
- fraud and misrepresentation
- The Uniform Commercial Code and UCC warranties
- The Tennessee Consumer Protection Act
- unpaid commissions
- real estate, land and real property transactions
- property and casualty insurance
- property damage
- brokerage commissions for insurance brokers
- lender liability
- collection of debts and promissory notes
- insurance and insurance policies
- stop-loss insurance
- life insurance policies
- disability insurance policies
- livestock and horses
- construction work and construction projects
- the lease and sale of construction equipment
- technology services
- commercial and residential leases
- employment contracts and employment agreements
- severance agreements
- non-compete agreements
- non-disclosure agreements
- indemnity claims
- sales of businesses, and warranties and representations in the purchase and sales of businesses
- business torts
- shareholder disputes and shareholder derivative cases
- oil well leases and investments
- sales agreements and lost sales
- franchise agreements
- professional services
- private placement offerings
- trade secrets
- undue influence
- lost profits
- fraud and fraudulent transfers
- third-party administration (“TPA”) contracts
- intentional interference with contracts