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Focus. Determination. Strategy. Results.



Pilsbury v International Paper

Federal Court, Houston, Texas. Ed Ruberry represented Pillsbury against 15 defendants in a price-­β€ fixing conspiracy case. After a six month jury trial, Mr. Ruberry obtained a verdict in favor of Pillsbury, with his clients receiving over $8 million from the litigation.


TIG v Phelps Dunbar





successfully obtained a $6.2 million verdict in a Florida arbitration proceeding on behalf of our client, the underlying insurer. The suit involved a legal malpractice action against underlying defense counsel for its failure to adequately defend the insured in the underlying action.


Wells Fargo v Zurich

State Court, New York. Ed Ruberry tried an environmental coverage case to verdict in the New York Supreme Court wherein he represented Kemper regarding an environmental policy purchased as additional security on a loan tied to a number of Flordia gas stations. The plaintiffs claimed damages of $12-­β€15 million. Mr. Ruberry obtained a verdict of zero damages after the plaintiffs turned down $960,000. The case was recently affirmed on appeal.

The ruberry group: Resolving complex commercial disputes pragmatically

When businesses are involved in disputes with other businesses, it is not uncommon for litigation costs to quickly skyrocket. The Ruberry Group’s commercial litigators are renowned for their pragmatic and creative approaches to resolving complex commercial disputes, while keeping our clients’ bottom-lines a top priority. We thoroughly review each case and carefully set realistic goals. Attorneys in our Commercial Litigation Practice have served as advocates, facilitators, and counselors to our clients, nationwide, in the following areas: contract disputes, director and officer liability, breach of fiduciary duty claims, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition claims, indemnity disputes, interference with business contracts,

administrative law claims, high value commercial arbitrations, breach of confidentiality agreements, claims of libel and slander, successor liability claims

In addition to providing direct defense to our corporate clients, The Ruberry Group has extensive experience in handling insurance coverage disputes on behalf our insurer clientele arising under CGL, D&O, E&O and professional liability policies. We have successfully litigated declaratory judgment actions in federal and state courts nationwide. Whether providing a direct defense or acting as coverage counsel, a commercial litigator must have certain traits. That attorney must have quick instincts, a keen perception and a solid reputation.



Will v Comprehensive Accounting

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The Ruberry Group attorneys have extensive national experience with all manner of cases involving construction defects. Our construction defect practice involves construction claims ranging from residential properties to large scale commercial ventures. We have specific experience and expertise on questions particular to whether there is an Occurrence, Property Damage, and the Business Risk exclusions.

involving claims of group boycott, tie-­β€in and breach of contract clause. After a lengthy trial, the jury returned a verdict for millions of dollars in favor of numerous franchises.

Our lawyers focus on particular jurisdictions (we have lawyers admitted in twenty- three states) or specific areas of coverage. To increase efficiency, our partners meet at least once a week to roundtable new cases, recent decisions and any issues or questions that arise concerning strategy and evaluation of claims. To maintain our national scope regarding developments in the construction defect area, our lawyers maintain familiarity with construction defect case law and are admitted in multiple state and federal jurisdictions, which has enabled us to accumulate success across the country.

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