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Byrnes Keller Cromwell defended two Fortune 500 companies in business tort and breach
of contract litigation arising out of a failed strategic alliance. After a
federal court jury trial, the firm obtained a defense verdict on behalf of both
In connection with the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Byrnes Keller Cromwell represented seven prominent seafood processing companies that collectively processed over sixty percent of the affected fisheries. The firm recovered in excess of $100 million in favor of its clients.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell represented the owner of an NBA franchise in a lease dispute with the City of Seattle concerning the clientís efforts to relocate the team. After a highly publicized federal court trial, the firmís client was able to relocate the franchise to another city. The firm also successfully defended the same client in litigation brought by the teamís prior owner.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell defended a prominent Pacific Northwest law firm in a six week
trial alleging legal malpractice in connection with the administration of a
trust. The trial resulted in a defense verdict in favor of the firmís client.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell defended one of the nationís largest law firms against claims arising out of a sale of a technology company. After a two week jury trial, the legal malpractice claims were dismissed.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell defended a nationally prominent law firm against allegations of legal malpractice in a case involving a start-up internet bank, in which the plaintiffs sought over $300 million in damages. Following an eight week trial, the jury returned a unanimous defense verdict in favor of Byrnes Keller Cromwellís client.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell defended a nationally prominent law firm against a $100 million legal malpractice claim arising out of a initial public offering and subsequent litigation related to that offering. All claims were dismissed.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell has represented a number of other firms in professional liability matters in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada and Utah, arising from diverse practice areas, including securities offerings, real estate and business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and trial practice.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell defended an attorney in a federal securities fraud and RICO
case arising out of multiple investment syndications. A 3Ĺ month federal court
jury trial resulted in no recovery against the firmís client.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell defended a prominent law firm sued for securities fraud based on its work in a securities offering. After all other defendants settled, the firm obtained a defense jury verdict in favor of its client in a federal court trial.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell defended a publicly traded mining company in a federal securities fraud and RICO case brought by several investors seeking to recover in excess of $20 million. After the case was dismissed on the pleadings at the trial court level, the plaintiffs abandoned their claims in return for no monetary consideration.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell obtained defense verdicts in two separate securities fraud cases brought against a major life insurer by its policyholder and against a major brokerage firm by the same plaintiff.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell has represented investors in NASD arbitration proceedings, all of which resulted in either favorable awards or settlements.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell was trial counsel for a major tobacco company in a consumer
protection and antitrust case brought by the State of Washington. The case is
believed to have been the largest civil damages case ever tried in the State of
Washington. After ten weeks of trial, because of a nationwide settlement, the
trial was terminated.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell represented an independent natural gas seller in a federal monopolization case against a Pacific Northwest regulated utility. After a favorable outcome in a Ninth Circuit appeal, the firmís client received a multi million dollar settlement.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell was lead defense counsel in a consumer class action brought against several pharmaceutical manufacturers. Based on ďindirect purchaserĒ issues under state antitrust and consumer protection laws, all claims against the firmís clients were dismissed. The dismissal was affirmed on appeal.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell defended a nationwide athletic association in an antitrust class action brought by student athletes. The firm obtained a dismissal of all claims against its client.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell has represented clients in federal and state criminal and civil proceedings involving antitrust investigations in agricultural commodities, and the construction, soft drink beverage and seafood industries.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell was retained shortly before trial as trial counsel in a
product liability case brought by over twenty plaintiffs claiming cognitive
deficits and respiratory ailments from alleged toxic exposures on aircraft.
After an eleven week nationally publicized jury trial, a defense verdict was
obtained in favor of the firmís Fortune 100 client.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell defended a Fortune 100 medical device manufacturer in a product liability claim. The nationally publicized case included a nine-week jury trial.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell represented a Fortune 100 consumer products company in
multiple patent disputes, including a federal district court trial and multiple
Byrnes Keller Cromwell obtained a judicial declaration that several complex technology patents were unenforceable as a result of inequitable conduct by the inventor before the Patent Office.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell has represented clients in high stakes trade secret litigation in the computer and biopharma industries. Byrnes Keller Cromwell has represented a number of other companies in patent disputes regarding various products and technologies.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell defended a Pacific Northwest multi-family housing developer
in class action litigation claiming violations of housing discrimination laws.
After a jury trial, the firm obtained a defense verdict in favor of its client.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell defended several national banks in a civil rights action brought by investors in a minority owned bank. The firm obtained dismissal of all claims against its clients.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell brought a civil rights class action on behalf of incarcerated persons exposed to radiation as part of a cold war government sponsored experiment in Eastern Washington. The firm obtained a multi million dollar settlement on behalf of the class.
In a civil damages trial, Byrnes Keller Cromwell represented a number of
professional football players accused of sexual assault. In a civil damages
trial, the firm obtained a defense jury verdict in favor of its clients.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell has been retained on multiple occasions by a Washington state agency responsible for investigating allegations of misconduct by Washington judges. The proceedings it has handled have resulted in judges being removed, censured and reprimanded.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell has tried numerous eminent domain cases representing both landowners and condemning bodies.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell coordinated and helped lead consolidated wrongful death litigation against a cruise line arising from passenger deaths on a shore excursion in Mexico. The case resulted in substantial settlements in favor of all plaintiffs.
*Results in any particular case cannot predict the outcome in any other case.