The contract is the foundation of the business deal. Contracts also provide perhaps the largest source of business litigation. As a large regional corporate law firm, Robinson+Cole has represented numerous clients in contract disputes. It has successfully brought suit to enforce contracts and successfully defended its clients against breach of contract lawsuits. The firm has litigated and tried these cases in both the federal and state courts. It has also successfully arbitrated and mediated many contractual disputes. Although the firm is tenacious in pursuit of its clients' interests during litigation, it is equally as focused on finding a satisfactory way to resolve the contractual dispute in an efficient and cost effective manner. Representative contract litigation matters handled by Robinson+Cole include the following:
Representation of a Fortune 5 company in an action filed in federal court in California sounding in contract and business torts. The plaintiff claimed damages exceeding $110 million. Robinson & Cole successfully transferred the matter to Connecticut federal court and obtained a dismissal on jurisdictional grounds. On appeal, the Second Circuit reversed and reinstated the action. Thereafter, the matter was settled for a nominal amount.