RUNNYMEDE law group represents businesses and professionals in a number of industries in high-stakes litigation. Our clients include major publicly traded companies, mid-sized enterprises, closely held businesses, and individual entrepreneurs. We have represented our clients in federal and state courtrooms across the country in a variety of complex cases. We have a proven record of success.
Representative cases include:
In a multi-count invasion of privacy case, we successfully removed a case from the “judicial hellhole” St. Clair County, Illinois Circuit Court to federal court. The federal court then enforced our telecommunications client’s arbitration agreement in this multi-million dollar dispute. Provow v. Nextel, No. 2015 WL 2375871 (United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois).
We represented a national brokerage firm accused of fraud and misrepresentation in the sale of a commercial property. After successfully compelling arbitration and conducting a seven-day arbitration hearing, we won a favorable judgment on every disputed issue and a substantial fee award for our client. TripBT, LLC v. Deer Run Estates, LLC, et al.
In a dispute involving the interpretation of a complex contract, we won judgment on the pleadings on all claims on behalf of our client, a software developer sued by a Fortune 50 company, prior to the taking of any discovery in the case. The Court also awarded 100% of our attorneys’ fees. The Missouri Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court in all respects and awarded our attorneys’ fees on appeal. Charter Communications v. SATMAP, Inc., 2015 WL 4464547, __ S.W. 3rd __ (Mo. App. 2015)
We successfully represented a major real estate firm in an audit by the Missouri Real Estate Commission (MREC), resulting in the termination of the audit without any further action required of our client, despite threats of litigation by MREC. We convinced the Attorney General’s office that MREC’s actions exceeded its statutory authority and that litigation was unwarranted.
We represented a Fortune 500 company facing a major class action involving claims relating to business license taxes. With co-counsel, our team successfully shepherded the case to a final settlement and resolution. City of O’Fallon v. CenturyLink, No. 12SL-CC01723 (St. Louis County Cir. Court)
We represented a software vendor, along with co-counsel, in a privacy class action. After months of litigation in which we demonstrated the legality of our client’s actions, the plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the action. King v. MotionSoft, Inc., No. 4:13CV01039 (United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri).
The St. Louis County Circuit Court granted our motion to compel arbitration on behalf of our client, a major insurance-brokerage firm seeking to protect its trade secrets and enforce restrictive covenants. The case subsequently settled. The Insurance Group, et al. v. AssuredPartners of Missouri, LLC, No. 14SL-CC01176 (St. Louis County Cir. Ct.).
We won a unanimous decision from the Missouri Supreme Court facially invalidating a major piece of state spending legislation as procedurally unconstitutional. We also persuaded the Court to clarify its tests for severability of unconstitutional legislation, resulting in one of the Missouri’s leading precedents on the question of severability. MRFL v. State, 396 S.W.3d 348 (Mo. banc 2013).
We prevailed on a motion to dismiss parties that had been added as defendants to a re-filed lawsuit against a financial services firm, on the basis that Missouri’s savings statute did not save the claims and that Missouri’s borrowing statute required application of the Virginia statute of limitations. Tomlin, et al. v. Financial Management Partners, et al., No. 12SL-CC01444 (St. Louis County Cir. Ct.).
In a securities litigation action, we won summary judgment in favor of third-party defendants on the third-party plaintiff’s claims of common law fraud and securities fraud. Leavenworth/Lansing Physicians v. Cristiano v. CB Richard Ellis, Inc., No. 2007 CV 409, 242 P.3d 1281 (Leavenworth County Dist. Ct., Kansas 2009, Kansas Court of Appeals, 2010).