At Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright, we have represented individuals and businesses, including corporations and limited liability companies, in a wide variety of business related litigation. We are highly experienced in complex business disputes.
Litigation is a process that resolves a disagreement between two or more people, where people could be individuals, a business or even government agencies. Typically, people in a dispute attempt to resolve the disagreement between themselves before resorting to legal action. After attorneys are involved, there are often discussions in an attempt to settle the dispute as well. However, in many cases, a court case must be started. The case can still be settled outside a courtroom before trial, but if it can’t, a judge or jury will decide the dispute. If damages are awarded, the goal is to make the party that was hurt, “whole” for the damages they suffered as a result of the other party’s actions. There is no criminal sentence associated with a civil matter.
Civil litigation can be complex. Our focus begins with a thorough factual investigation. We supplement our investigation with extensive research of the legal, medical, engineering, scientific and financial issues, as relevant to the particular case. Our goal is to make complicated facts, legal principles, medical conditions, scientific information and financial data easy to understand for a judge and/or jury so that they can easily see why you deserve an acceptable award or why you are not responsible for the damages.
Our business and commercial litigation attorneys handle litigation disputes of all kinds, including disputes involving contracts, unfair competition, payment and collection disputes, employment litigation (including noncompetition agreements), partnership disputes, real estate matters, construction litigation, and many others.
The firm has represented numerous claimants in various hotel construction trials, and recently successfully defended the lender against dozens of lien claimants relating to the construction of the Aladdin hotel/mall project in Las Vegas. The firm played a key role in the three-week federal jury trial against Equinox International, which resulted in the recovery of some $40 million for victims of an illegal pyramid scheme. Other trials include the Resort at Summerlin, MGM and Sunrise Suites Hotel. The firm also represented one of the main defendants (mechanical engineer) in the famous Hilton Hotel fire cases (where 8 died and over 200 were injured). The firm also recently defended Bridgestone Japan from a major product liability claim. The firm recently won a million dollar jury verdict in a complex negligence and malpractice trial.
Mr. Bud Stoddard joined the firm 2006 after leaving the Los Angeles office of a major, international law firm where he practiced in one of the most highly regarded products liability defense practice group in the nation. Since joining ASWA, Bud also represents a select group of personal injury clients, using his experience as a former insurance defense trial attorney. Of course, Bud also continues to assist in insurance defense matters, using his background as a former insurance defense trial attorney and Federal law clerk.
The litigation attorneys of Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright will fight to protect your interests should litigation arise.
Call our attorneys at 702-384-7111.