Zeldes, Needle & Cooper is regarded as one of Connecticut’s foremost litigation firms by the most qualified experts around – other lawyers, who frequently refer significant cases to us, and choose us when they need representation.
The following are a few representative examples of our accomplishments in the litigation arena:
•On behalf of a physician’s group, we successfully challenged under antitrust laws a hospital’s requirement that intensive care services to critically ill newborns could be provided only by hospital employed neonatologists.
•We obtained substantial damages on behalf of a French company in arbitration against a US publicly traded company concerning distribution rights to an ophthalmic laser.
•We obtained summary judgment for a Fortune 500 company in the defense of a premises liability claim where the plaintiff suffered substantial injury.
•We obtained on behalf of a publicly traded provider of medical services and products an injunction preventing a physician from practicing medicine in violation of a covenant not to compete.
•We obtained summary judgment, affirmed on appeal, on behalf of a law firm charged with tortiously interfering with a disappointed heir’s expectancy under a life insurance policy.
•We won injunctive relief against a Connecticut municipality barring discriminatory enforcement of zoning regulations against persons with HIV.
•We won summary judgment on behalf of a Fortune 500 company charged with breach of fiduciary duties under ERISA.
•We obtained from the Connecticut Supreme Court a favorable ruling concerning the usurpation of a corporate opportunity by corporate insiders.
We also recognize that, for clients, litigation is a means to an end, not an end in itself. We staff matters efficiently, and we strive to avoid unproductive motion practice and wasteful discovery battles. We explore with our clients whether the goals of the litigation can be achieved through more cost effective alternatives such as mediation.