Our client, a national franchisor, found themselves in a complex dispute with a corporate employee. The employee defrauded our client as to her abilities and qualifications to perform the required duties, responsibilities and objectives of her position. In committing this fraud, she also arranged the assistance of other individuals and a corporate entity to further deceive our client in violation of, among other things, the Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act in the relevant jurisdiction.
Our client had no choice but to terminate the employee. After her termination, we strategically worked with our client to investigate and build a substantial case not only against her, but also against the multiple defendants involved in the dispute. Our investigative efforts included research of corporate entities related to each defendant, locating each defendant, conducting in-depth interviews of defendants and third parties to the litigation and conducting detailed legal analysis of the case. As a result, we filed a complaint in federal court against individual and corporate defendants and aggressively pursued service and discovery efforts in the matter.
As a result of our continuous and diligent efforts to speak to third parties and directly with opposing counsel of the defendants, we were able to obtain favorable settlements against the defendants. These settlement agreements provided economic recovery and equitable relief for our client, while also saving significant time and expense of proceeding with complex business litigation in federal court.