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Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution

HNRK lawyers litigate large-scale, complex, and sophisticated matters in federal and state trial and appellate courts and arbitral forums nationwide. HNRK has successfully represented individuals and businesses, from startups to Fortune 500 companies, in a full range of business disputes and has handled numerous matters in which hundreds of millions to billions of dollars have been at stake.

We handle matters involving a wide variety of industries and encompassing various types of business activities, including: breach of contract, construction, employment, fraud, insurance coverage, intellectual property, partnership disputes, product liability, discrimination, restrictive covenants, securities and securities regulation, tenure, and trade secrets.

HNRK attorneys are creative and resourceful in identifying approaches to best resolve client matters and in quickly assembling effective, efficient, and tightly-focused teams to address and resolve potential or actual disputes cost-effectively.

Representative Matters

Representative Matters

  • Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York v. MTA (S.D.N.Y.) – Representing MTA and NYCTA in a class action brought on behalf of all individuals with mobility disabilities in the New York City area alleging that the elevators in the Manhattan subway system are not ADA compliant.
  • Cruz Aponte v. Caribbean Petroleum Corp., et al. (D.P.R.) – Represented an international testing company in a $500 million class action claim arising from an explosion and fire at an oil terminal in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The case was successfully settled on the eve of trial.
  • Ganzi v. Ganzi (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co.) – Representing the minority shareholders in a licensing and intellectual property dispute relating to the ownership of the intellectual property of The Palm restaurant group. The case went to trial in March 2017 in the Commercial Division, New York County, and we are awaiting a decision.
  • International Cards Co. v. Mastercard International (S.D.N.Y.) – Won a jury trial against Mastercard International on behalf of a Jordanian financial services firm. The jury awarded HNRK’s client the entirety of the amount sought at trial and awarded nothing to Mastercard on its counterclaims. The verdict is currently on appeal before the Second Circuit. 
  • Lockheed Martin v. MTA Capital Construction Company (S.D.N.Y.) – Represented MTA and its capital construction program in a breach of contract action arising from the installation of an electronic security system that was to be installed throughout the mass transit system. MTA was sued for $150 million and counterclaimed for $200 million due to the failure of promised technology. HNRK tried the case before a federal district judge over the course of five weeks in the fall of 2014 and is awaiting a decision.
  • Penny Port LLC v. MTA et al. (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co) – Representing the MTA and Metro-North in a suit by a Grand Central Terminal restaurant owner seeking damages for alleged breach of lease agreement relating to Michael Jordan’s steakhouse, and related tort claims.
  • Sinclair Wyoming Refining Co. v. Pro-Inspect, Inc. (D. Wyo.) – Defended Pro-Inspect against $180 million claim for property damage to the Sinclair Refinery for failure to detect a faulty pipe which caused an explosion at the refinery. HNRK tried the case before a federal district judge and is awaiting a decision

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