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Recently, my firm Cooley Manion Jones LLP, successfully obtained summary judgment (download pdf) on behalf of its clients, Boca Raton-based private equity firm Sun Capital Partners, Inc. and six of its affiliated entities.  The claims were brought by two entities that had entered into contractual relationships to serve as independent sales representatives on behalf of Sun Capital portfolio company ACT Electronics, Inc.  Plaintiffs asserted numerous contractual related claims under veil piercing theories, together…
Gone are the days of handwritten personal diaries and daily journal entries.  Internet-based social networking has replaced pen and paper.  Facebook reports that it had 901 million monthly active users worldwide as of March, 2012.  With the explosion of social networking in recent years, litigation counsel are becoming more savvy at using this technology to their advantage, and more an more courts are weighing in on the extent that a parties’ social media content is…
Co-authored by Brian Gross  On February 10, 2012, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court found that plaintiffs were entitled to more than $22 million when it held that the damages to which a plaintiff is entitled to recover pursuant to M.G.L. c. 93A and 176D for an insurers’ failure to effect prompt, fair and equitable settlement of claims must be based on the underlying judgment in the plaintiffs’ tort action, and not the loss of…