Commercial Litigation

Cummins & White, LLP successfully provides creative litigation services to our clients, providing practical solutions with an eye toward quick resolution. When business disputes arise, our litigators are prepared to analyze the problem and determine the most practical, quickest, efficient and cost-effective route to resolution.

It is always our goal to resolve business disputes quickly and inexpensively for our clients. If there is a business solution possible, we work with our clients to accomplish it. But if a business solution is not possible, our clients can rest assured that they are being represented by attorneys with a track record of winning lawsuits. Cummins & White attorneys are known and respected for our outstanding trial skills.

Because our clients’ outcomes are usually excellent, they continue to place their trust in us. Many of our litigation clients have worked with us for more than 20 years.

Our litigators bring a diverse set of skills to the table. We successfully prosecute and defend most matters that a business might become involved, including:

  • Commercial construction disputes
  • Business sale disputes
  • Contract disputes
    • Breach of warranty
    • Sales disputes
    • Franchise disputes
  • Unfair competition
    • Theft (solicitation) of key employees
    • Interference with prospective economic advantage
    • Trade libel
    • Intellectual property disputes
    • “Stolen” customer lists
    • Trade secret (methodology, computer code)
    • Copyright
    • Trade Name
    • Trademark
    • False designation of origin
    • Fraud
  • Corporate governance and control disputes
    • Partnership and Corporate Dissolution
    • Claim for Accounting/Breach of Fiduciary Duty
    • Directors and officers liability
  • Business assets in trust and probate disputes
  • Employment disputes
    • Defending against all kinds of Employee claims
    • Defending all forms of wage and hour claims
    • Defamation
    • Non-competition
    • Confidentiality agreements
    • Trade secrets
  • Directors and officers liability
  • Real estate disputes
    • Failure to perform by backing out of transaction
    • Concealment of known problem
    • Breach of lease
    • Eminent domain
    • Inverse Condemnation
    • Foreclosure
  • Insurance Coverage Claims
  • Professional Error and Omissions Claims

Commercial Litigation encompasses a wide range of business-related disputes, including issues within the fields of Real Estate, Contracts, Business Liability, Employment, Insurance Class Action lawsuits, Trust and Probate lawsuits and much more. In our long history, Cummins & White, LLP has found inventive solutions both for businesses and for those adversely affected by them. As these case studies show, no case is the same, and neither are the strategies we’ve used to win for our clients.

Commercial Debt Collection

Cummins & White, LLP has been successfully involved in commercial debt collection for more than 60 years. We have earned a reputation as aggressive but cost effective collection attorneys and as the “go to” people for the simplest of collection cases to those involving complex issues.

A simple debt collection matter may be reduced to cash by garnishment or writ of attachment. But we also excel at handling more complex matters where large dollars are at stake and assets are frequently hidden by the debtor. If the situation requires, we will seek to set aside fraudulent conveyances that the debtor made to protect his assets, or pierce corporate veil if someone has used a corporation to commit a fraud against our clients.

Cummins & White represents clients with their commercial debt collection needs in all industries, including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Sales
  • Construction
  • Professional service
  • Technology
  • Leasing
  • Petroleum

Mass Tort Litigation

Cummins & White, LLP routinely defends clients facing mass tort exposure and understands that mass tort litigation involves high financial risks and potentially lengthy litigation. Our state-of-the-art technology systems allow us to lead the way in electronic document retention and communicate with multiple law firms involved in mass tort cases. The combination of our experience and superior technology allow us to be efficient and cost-effective for our clients.

From diligent trial preparation to compelling courtroom presentation, we have the skills to protect your company’s interests through every phase of mass tort litigation and defend claims made against insurance carriers.

Our attorneys have substantial experience in the following areas:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical devices
  • Toxic exposure and environmental claims
    • Asbestos
    • Mold
    • Underground Petroleum Leaks
  • Food contamination
  • Consumer fraud class actions
  • Commercial claims for product defects
  • Mass accident cases

Trade Secret Litigation

Cummins & White, LLP lawyers successfully represent clients in both defending and prosecuting trade secret litigation. We investigate and determine the merits of the claim, compose or respond to “cease and desist” letters, and handle all facets of the case from the complaint to and through trial and appeal, if necessary.

Trade secret cases generally arise from an employment situation, such as:

  • Hiring an employee with “alleged” trade secrets
  • Suing another company for hiring a former employee who left our client’s company with “alleged” trade secrets.

Cummins & White attorneys bring a solid understanding of business operations and employment law to trade secret litigation. Whether we are protecting our client’s trade secrets or defending clients accused of trade secret abuse, we continually achieve favorable results.

Contact Cummins & White about your Commercial Litigation needs today.