Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution

DE’s litigation department successfully obtained the removal of a false and defamatory online news story that was harming client’s business reputation through demand to news organization. As a result of DE’s experience in prosecuting internet defamation matters, the news organization elected to remove the article in question.

The DarrowEverett Litigation team settled a Breach of Lease Agreement without the need for litigation on behalf of a property management client regarding the alleged failure of a large corporate tenant to terminate their lease correctly. The settlement, in the tens of thousands, secured the total renovation costs of the space plus multiple months’ rent. Additionally, our team was also able to overcome counter allegations of breach of contract.

Successfully defended a Declaratory Judgment Complaint filed by a number of health care institutions challenging a regulatory interpretation by the Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner against a Motion to Dismiss.  The Motion to Dismiss was denied and the case was allowed to proceed forward.

Represented a marijuana compassion center in securing what may be the first approval from the Department of Business Regulation on a change of location variance application allowing the compassion center to move to a new location.

Successfully represented a member of a limited liability company in prosecuting a breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, accounting, and judicial dissolution action against the controlling member, resulting in a significant judgment against the controlling member and operating entity.

Represented a borrower in defeating its lender’s prejudgment attachment request in a Massachusetts Superior Court.

Represented an entertainment venue in Superior Court litigation regarding the use of celebrity likenesses by third parties to promote events.

Appealed a decision of a local zoning board to determine the applicability of the administrative finality doctrine.

Filed a Petition with the United States Supreme Court for a Writ of Certiorari regarding the applicability of an arbitration clause and the right to class vs bilateral arbitration.

Represented property owners in defeating temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction requests.

Represented a digital marketing agency in noncompete, trade secret, and payment of wage litigation.

Successfully defended a large construction company against motions for preliminary injunctions, attachment of bank accounts, and a demand for a reach and apply.

Represented a Southcoast municipality in Superior Court litigation involving the demolition of a housing project and the replication of public housing units.

Prevented the amendment of FLSA complaint in Federal Court attempting to add a principal of a corporation as an individual defendant in an unpaid overtime complaint.

Filed a Motion for Summary Judgement involving the issue of tolling land development permits during the pendency of an appeal.

Represented an employer in defeating payment of wage claims.

Represented a regional service contractor in noncompete and trade secret theft litigation.

Represented a statewide homeowners’ association management company in noncompete litigation.