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Complex Litigation

Complex Litigation Consultant

Litigation is a process, not a product. It involves strategic thinking, calculated implementation, and effective written and oral advocacy. Studies consistently show over 98% of cases filed are resolved before trial. A successful resolution is a direct result of effective planning and preparation. For the 2% that don't settle, effective communications are necessary.

 

Cooper Shattuck is experienced with all types of complex litigation including:

Complex Litigation Experience

Multi-District Litigation (MDLs) and Class Actions

Cooper is experienced in multi-district litigation and class actions involving:

  • Consumer fraud

  • Lender violations

  • Environmental claims

  • Medical devices

  • Toxic torts

  • Pharmaceutical claims

  • Compliance

Construction Litigation

Cooper is experienced in the following types of construction litigation including defaults involving large projects in multiple states and Puerto Rico:

  • Large commercial projects

  • State projects

  • Federal projects

  • Public works

  • Delay claims

  • Construction contract disputes

  • Arbitration

  • Change orders

  • Surety claims

  • Surety rights

  • Surety takeovers

  • General contractors

  • Subcontractors

  • Claims for additional work

  • Latent defects

  • Notice of default

  • Bankruptcy

Environmental Litigation

Cooper is experienced in the following types of environmental litigation:

  • Multiple cases rising out of issues related to ruptured or leaking underground pipelines and underground storage tanks

  • Cooper played an integral role on behalf of the state of Alabama in the litigation resulting from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010

  • See Environmental Mediation page

Products Liability

Cooper is experienced in the following types of products liability litigation:

  • Workplace tools and equipment

  • Consumer products

  • Motor vehicles

  • Aircraft

  • Construction materials

 

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Cooper is experienced in the following types of personal injury and wrongful death cases:

  • Motor vehicle accidents

  • Aviation accidents

 

Employment Litigation

Cooper is experienced in the following types of employment litigation:

  • Contracts

  • Discrimination

  • Sexual harassment

  • Race discrimination

  • Wage and hour

 

Bankruptcy Litigation

Cooper is experienced in the following types of bankruptcy litigation:

  • Chapter 7

  • Chapter 11

  • Chapter 13

  • Trustee representation

  • Debtor's claims

  • Creditor's claims

  • Involuntary filings

  • Relief from stay

  • Priority

  • Claim valuation

  • Secured status

  • Nondischargeability

  • Fraudulent transfers

  • Preferences or preferential transfers

  • Adversary proceedings

 

Financial Litigation

Cooper is experienced in the following types of financial litigation:

  • Force placed insurance

  • Credit life insurance

  • Compliance

  • Lender liability

  • Forgeries

  • Fraud

  • Safe deposit boxes

  • Commercial paper

  • Negotiable instruments

  • Inter-bank claims

  • Workouts

  • Bankruptcies

  • Shareholder litigation

  • Collections

  • Conversion

  • Wrongful foreclosure

  • Foreclosures

  • Credit reporting

  • Participation agreements

Oil & Gas Litigation

Cooper is experienced in the following types of oil and gas litigation:

  • Leases

  • Participation agreements

  • Exploration

  • Production

  • Sales

 

Healthcare Litigation

Cooper is experienced in the following types of healthcare litigation:

  • Nursing homes

  • Hospitals

  • Compliance

  • Malpractice

  • Medicare claims

  • STARK

  • Acquisitions and mergers

  • State regulation

  • CON Board

  • Joint Commission

  • Insurance contracts and claims

 

Intellectual Property Litigation

Cooper is experienced in the following types of intellectual property litigation:

  • Right of publicity

  • Trademarks

  • Copyrights

  • Patents

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