Litigation Expertise: Foley Bezek Behle & Curtis has a broad range of experience in commercial and civil litigation.
We have represented small and large companies, as well as partnerships and individuals in a diverse mix of litigation matters. We represent both plaintiffs and defendants. Because the firm provides zealous and conscientious service in each of its engagements, we have achieved a prominent reputation in the following practice areas (click on titles for more details):
Victims of consumer overcharges, wage and hour abuses, or Ponzi schemes, to name but a few, are individually powerless to protect their interests. The cost of litigation outstrips the loss that an individual victim has suffered. The power of class actions is to bring together a group of victims that may be as large as 87,800,000 consumers that have been damaged month after month, or it may be a group of employees or it may be investors that have been the victims of a Ponzi scheme. In all cases, the power of the group against a large opposing force puts the class of victims in a position to protect themselves. FBB&C has successfully protected consumers, employees and Ponzi victims and recovered as much as $332,000,000 for a single group of consumers. Frustration and fear can immobilize an individual victim. With FBB&C, the victim takes control.
As the economy tightens, lenders begin to take actions that may affect their borrowers. When this happens, it is essential that quick action be taken to minimize damage to the borrower.
The founding partners at FBB&C have been protecting their clients in lender liability cases for nearly thirty years. FBB&C has successfully litigated against some of the largest banking institutions in the country, including, Bank of America, Union Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, UBS, GECC to name but a few. The banks have their stable of talented lawyers from some of the largest firms in the country. FBB&C levels the playing field.
Successful business litigation requires a combination of careful strategy, dedicated preparation and effective delivery. With over thirty years business and litigation experience, FBB&C is uniquely positioned to understand that business litigation must have a business purpose. A plan designed to accomplish that goal is at the heart of every FBB&C designed strategy. Careful thought at the planning stage saves not only time and money, but maximizes the probability of business and litigation success. Intelligently aggressive litigation gives FBB&C clients the strategic advantage.
Intellectual Property Law
FBB&C has a diverse intellectual property practice. At one level, the firm aggressively litigates intellectual property disputes on behalf of its clients. The firm has extensive experience in litigating intellectual property cases in both state and federal court, and has obtained among the largest intellectual property verdicts in the United States. At another level, the firm works with its clients to identify and secure protection for their intellectual property assets. Whether through copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, or a combination of these, the firm formulates an intellectual property protection program to provide broad protection. Where appropriate, the firm also assists clients in securing intellectual property protection abroad, through its relationship with intellectual property attorneys around the world. Recognizing the interrelation between protection and enforcement, the firm is uniquely able to provide its clients with a comprehensive protection strategy designed for swift and effective enforcement through litigation.
FBB&C also serves multiple clients in the entertainment industry, including motion picture producers, directors, actors, and screenwriters as well as record producers, musicians and record companies. The firm also represents clients involved in the production of animation and video games, as well as licensing and merchandising of entertainment-based properties. As with its broader intellectual property practice, the firm assists its entertainment industry clients in securing the broadest rights possible, by contract, license or registration with the appropriate government agencies, and then enforcement of those rights through strategic litigation.