The Colt Legal Group is pleased to announce its expansion from San Francisco / Silicon Valley to the Tahoe/Northern California region. With this expansion comes increased capability to service clients throughout California.
A State Attorney General alleged that product packaging of a major software manufacturer was false and misleading. Prepared a presentation for the Attorney General’s office and developed modified product packaging; obtained a settlement for a nominal fee. #UnfairCompetition #BusinessLitigation
Mr. Colt represented a film studio in a copyright dispute involving an award-winning documentary. Obtained a complete dismissal of all claims of infringement based on various fair-use defenses in the copyright code. #CopyrightTrademark
Mr. Colt represented one of the world's largest software manufacturers in multiple suits for trademark infringement and false advertising brought by H&R Block. The suits included extraordinarily accelerated time-tables, beginning with proceedings for a temporary restraining order and a permanent injunction. One such suit resulted in an unprecedented reversal of a temporary restraining order by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in only five hours. Each suit settled on ext
Client was served with a complaint and a motion for a temporary restraining order at approximately 5:00 p.m. Opposition papers were due 8:00 a.m. the following morning. Alleging trademark infringement and false advertising, the plaintiff demanded that the client immediately dismantle a $20 million nationwide advertising campaign that included television, radio, and billboard advertisements, as well as 20,000 taxi-top displays.
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Represented the former General Counsel of a publicly traded company in a high-profile breach of stock options contract case that arose from what the legal press called “one of the most storied soap operas in recent Silicon Valley history.” Obtained confidential settlement after aggressive litigation and discovery practice. #BusinessLitigation #Employment
After two years of litigation including removal to federal court and extensive motion practice, Mr. Colt obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of a semiconductor manufacturer which had been sued for an amount in excess of $30 million for breach of contract, breach of implied warranties, unfair competition and related claims. #UnfairCompetition #BusinessLitigation
An investor in one of the country’s largest accounting firms sued the firm after losing tens of millions of dollars in an offshore hedge fund. Mediation resulted in a settlement in which the investor recovered only a small fraction of the damages sought. #BusinessLitigation
Representing the CEO of one of the nation's largest security companies in a breach of contract and wrongful termination suit brought by former Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Colt obtained summary adjudication of claims for breach of partnership agreement and breach of fiduciary duty. #BusinessLitigation
Representing one of Silicon Valley's best-known venture capital firms, Mr. Colt successfully settled a discrimination and wage/hour lawsuit brought by a high-ranking administrative employee. #Employment