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Commercial Litigation

Forsberg & Umlauf’s clients include companies and individuals involved in business and private disputes that are often not covered by liability insurance policies.

Forsberg & Umlauf attorneys defend entities and individuals in commercial litigation claims including cases involving:

  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Tortious interference with a contractual relationship or business expectancy
  • Fraud
  • Failed business transactions
  • UCC matters

Representative Matters

Forsberg & Umlauf represented a manufacturer of thermal recovery units placed in industrial smokestacks. The facility owner alleged that the recovery units were defective and cost the owner millions of dollars in lost energy incentives. Our attorneys prevailed on summary judgment by arguing that there were no defects and that the UCC warranties on such products did not apply to the alleged loss.

We represented a credit union in a suit alleging fraud by a credit union member. The credit union prevailed in a bankruptcy adversary proceeding when the court found that the alleged fraudulent activity was not discharged in bankruptcy.

Forsberg and Umlauf successfully represented a major credit card company in a case by a consumer alleging the company violated federal laws regulating credit practices. After the case was dismissed in United States District Court, the plaintiff appealed to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Our attorneys were also successful at the appellate level when the 9th Circuit upheld the original dismissal.