The firm served as lead counsel in litigation against our client’s insurance broker and several major insurance carriers, including AIG, Travelers, Zurich and ACE, alleging that various agreements between the carriers and the broker providing for payment of so-called “back end” or “contingent” commissions violated Florida law. The lawsuit included claims for breach of fiduciary duty, RICO, antitrust conspiracy and other Florida state law claims. Disagreeing with rulings (later overturned by the Third Circuit) entered by a federal court in New Jersey rejecting federal antitrust and RICO claims alleged in a putative nationwide class action, the Florida trial court issued what was the first significant ruling upholding the state law causes of action that had been alleged. After three more years of vigorous litigation and discovery involving production by defendants of more than 18 million pages of documents and 38 depositions, the case settled on terms favorable to the client. Office Depot, Inc. v. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., 21 Mealey’s Litig. Rep. Ins. Bad Faith 20; 2007 WL 3339228 (Fla. Cir .Ct., Palm Beach County Sept. 24, 2007).

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Executive benefit programs for major bottled water company
Represented a major bottled water company in the restructuring of its executive benefit programs, including executive medical and split dollar life more
Sales of shares of a major online gaming company
Represented the management of a major online gaming company in connection with the sale of all shares in the company to a public company. more
Joint venture of gaming and resort company
Representation of gaming and resort company in theme park development joint venture. more
Breach of fiduciary duty claims for directors and officers of a senior living facility
Represented directors and officers of a publicly traded company managing senior living facilities in a derivative action asserted by minority more