business litigation

Intellectual Property Litigation – Part I: Defending Creations of the Mind

Do you know your legal rights in Intellectual Property (IP) disputes? Trademarks, copyrights and patents all differ.  A copyright protects an original artistic or literary work.  A patent protects an invention.  A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, … Continue reading

Misappropriation of Trade Secrets — Fighting What’s Unfair

On April 06, 2011, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. filed a lawsuit against USA Performance Technology Inc. and two individuals for allegedly misappropriating trade secrets and proprietary information related to the company’s titanium technologies business.  The diversified manufacturing and … Continue reading

Credit Card Processing — Entrepreneurs take Legal Action

The credit card is the beating heart of the “payment card” industry (PCI), which denotes credit, debit, prepaid, e-purse, ATM and POS cards, along with associated businesses. And it’s a really big heart.  Total U.S. revolving debt (98 percent of which … Continue reading

Avoid a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit: Legally Terminate Employees

Feeling the heat of the economic climate?  If your business has resorted to layoffs or may soon scale back operations, you may be at an increased risk for wrongful termination lawsuits.  Hundreds of employment lawsuits are filed each week, and … Continue reading

Crafting Remedies for Breach of Contract

Nobody wants to enter a relationship expecting it to fail.  It’s easier to believe both parties will perform in good faith, as expected and with integrity.  At the exciting start of a relationship, the last thing on anyone’s mind is … Continue reading

Progressive Policies and Trade Agreements Facilitate Cross-Border Litigation in China

Although trade between China and the United States has been steadily increasing and western business practices are becoming more prevalent in the east, especially in Hong Kong and Beijing; there are still huge cultural differences that continue to complicate their … Continue reading

BP Counts on Public’s Short Term Memory to Continue Deep-Water Drilling

Oil giant BP is counting on the public having short term memory when recalling the biggest oil disaster in history. Whereas environmentalists are counting on BP having to answer for the damage it has caused to serve as a deterrent … Continue reading

Our Firm Has Developed A Reputation For Excellent Results In The Practice “Cross-Border Litigation”

Hornberger & Brewer, LLP – Premier Trial Lawyers of California, Experts in Handling Cross-Border Litigation – Cross border commercial and business ligitation; pre or non-litigation legal advisory services:  We focus our practice on disputes of any type including cross-border commercial … Continue reading

Lawsuit Alleges Yelp Extorting Money from Business Owners

The website Yelp has been accused of trying to extort money from companies. The company is a customer review website and the class action lawsuit filed in court states that Yelp is extorting companies through high pressure sales tactics. The … Continue reading

Law Offices of Michael A. Brewer – Business Litigation

Business Litigation For the Business Client, Our Commercial Litigation Experience is a Valuable Asset Disputes naturally arise in business relationships, often with significant consequences to core issues such as revenue, competitive position, or client relationships. As California trial lawyers, we … Continue reading

Verdicts & Settlements

  • $33 Million verdict Wrongful death action against O.J. Simpson
  • $19 Million verdict Malicious prosecution action against Chinese importers
  • $6.8 Million verdict Business fraud & conversion case representing a Russian company
  • $6.5 Million settlement Breach of contract action against multinational corporation resulting in a $6,500,000.00 settlement
  • $5.3 Million verdict Business fraud and breach of contract case
  • $4.7 Million verdict Wrongful death / Fraudulent transfer case representing both American and Ukrainian residents
  • $4.7 Million settlement Liver Transplant case for wrongful death of Saudi Arabian citizen
  • $3.1 Million binding arbitration Personal injury's head on collision
  • $2.0 Million settlement Fraudulent transfer case
  • $2.0 Million settlement Independent Sales Organization for alleged breach of contract claim
  • $1.75 Million settlement Shareholder in connection with corporation shareholder dispute
  • $1.5 Million settlement Fraud and breach of contract case
  • $1.5 Million Judgment Breach of contract and defamation action resulting in default judgment collected
  • $1.3 Million verdict Employment and breach of contract case
  • $1.2 Million verdict Misappropriation of trade secrets and indemnity claim
  • $1.0 Million settlement Employment termination and breach of contract case

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