Ford v TSC
Ford filed a lawsuit against TSC in Wayne County Circuit Court, claiming that the operational speeds in a complex software package were deficient. Young & Associates represented TSC, a public company. Ford asked for over $30 million in damages from TSC initially, and demanded a verdict of $14 million at trial. The case was mediated for $6 million against TSC. After a 10-day trial, a jury awarded $3.1 million to Ford but the case was settled for substantially less prior to appeal.
Repunetics, Inc. v Virtual Technology, Inc.
This case involved a contract dispute over the design and manufacture of sophisticated electronic disc-drive cabinets for Virtual. The firm represented the Defendant Virtual. The Ann Arbor jury awarded Plaintiff nothing on its multimillion-dollar claim against Virtual and awarded Virtual nearly $200,000 on its counterclaim. This case generated a great deal of interest in the high-tech market.
Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. v Computer Methods Corporation [Tennessee]
This case involved the joint venture development of high tech tire tag technology between the parties. The firm represented Defendant Computer Methods Corporation. The trial was in the U.S. District Court in Nashville, TN. Bridgestone/Firestone, represented by Jones Day Reavis & Pogue, sued for $23.0 Million and was awarded nothing by the jury in its verdict. The jury granted Computer Methods Corporation over $600,000 of a $700,000 Counterclaim against Bridgestone.
Comm-Tract Corporation v Northern Telecom, Inc. [Massachusetts]
This case involved a Boston based telecommunications maintenance company that specialized in maintaining high technology telecommunication systems manufactured by Nortel and others. The firm represented Plaintiff Comm-Tract. This case lingered in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in Boston for nearly four and a half years before it finally went to trial.
This case was settled in the third week of the trial and, in the words of John Polmonari, President of Comm-Tract, “I never could have asked for anything more from my law firm.” Hale & Dorr represented Northern Telecom. Comm-Tract Corp. v. Northern Telecom, Inc., 168 F.R.D. 4, 1996-2 Trade Cases P 71,525, 35 Fed.R.Serv.3d 811.