Case Studies

Judgment in Excess of $14,000,000

Represent a real estate investment division of a hedge fund. Filed suit to enforce a complex credit facility and ultimately negotiated and obtained a consent judgment in excess of $14,000,000 against a commercial property investment group. As part of prosecuting the unpaid credit facility, also simultaneously foreclosed on the collateralized 300,000 square foot commercial building, resulting in the client obtaining ownership of the commercial building.

Verdict in Excess of $1,000,000

At the conclusion of a three day trial, obtained a verdict in excess of $1,000,000 against a real estate developer for a client who loaned funds to the developer under a credit facility that included securing the loan through coastal rental properties.

Complaint Dismissed Before the Federal Trade Commission

Obtained a defense verdict causing the U.S. government’s Complaint to be dismissed against client after a lengthy trial before the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. Action was a seminal case brought by the Federal Trade Commission against the Defendants for alleged deceptive and false advertising over the internet, domestically and internationally. Link

Prosecuted Trademark Infringement Lawsuits

Prosecuted numerous lawsuits in U.S. District Courts throughout the United States on behalf of franchisors Dunkin Donuts, Inc. and Baskin Robbins, Inc. against franchisee businesses for trademark infringement and violations of franchise agreements.

Represent NFL Players In Six Figure Buyouts

Represented several players of the National Football League in business disputes and successfully obtained six figure buyouts for their investments for membership interests in limited liability companies created for deceptively representing franchise and real estate developers.

Successful Outcomes for Travelers Insurance Company

Obtained successful outcome on lawsuits initiated against Travelers Insurance Company on lawsuits initiated against a performance and payment bond issued by Travelers for a general contractor on the construction of Wal-Mart retail stores throughout the southeast United States.

Lucrative Settlement For Hotel Development Company

Obtained a lucrative settlement after filing suit for alleged violations of N.C.’s Deceptive Trade Practices Act on behalf of a hotel developer company against a commercial property developer based on the developer’s wrongful methods of managing the common area charges for a large commercial development.

Represented NC’s Largest Residential Cabinet Distribution Company

Represented North Carolina’s largest residential cabinet distribution company in various litigation and transactional matters including obtaining a successful outcome in obtaining judgment liens for non-payment in large coastal developments in North Carolina and Virginia.

Successful Results for Nationwide Residential Security Company

Filed suit on behalf of and obtained successful results for a nationwide residential security company in several disputes including litigation arising out of wrongful competition by another residential security company.

Successful Prosecution and Defense of Non-Compete Employment Agreements

Represented businesses located throughout the United States to obtain successful outcomes in disputes and litigation to enforce non-compete agreements against employees. Defended apex contracted executives in non-compete enforcement actions brought by large company employers.

Van Horn Law Firm handles many cases with varying and complex legal issues. The case studies identified herein are not intended to guarantee a result in your case or to mislead you into choosing this law firm based on our prior results. Each case has its own individual set of facts and issues that determine the best position of the client and the value of the case.