Commercial Litigation

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Lindquist & Vennum represents business clients in litigation, trials, arbitrations, mediations, and appeals ranging from straightforward matters to multimillion-dollar commercial conflicts. Our attorneys have vast experience in assisting clients navigate complex issues and business disputes involving contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, misappropriation, fraud, competitive torts, interference with commercial opportunities, unfair competition, misrepresentation, and a multitude of other issues across every industry. Our attorneys have won cases in venues ranging from county courthouses to the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as before state and federal regulatory agencies. Not only do we represent clients in litigation and arbitration, but we also leverage our significant experience and expertise to provide our clients with pre-litigation advice on avoiding litigation.

  • Defending the Valspar Corporation in a $50+ million product defects claim resulting in dismissal of all claims on summary judgment.
  • Serving as plaintiff’s counsel for Health Dimensions Rehabilitation, Inc. in a whistleblower case in federal court. The case was ultimately brought to trial and settled, with the defendants agreeing to pay the U.S. government $30 million, of which $5.7 million was paid to the client.
  • Representing Nilfisk-Advance, an international market leader in industrial floor cleaning machines, in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by the company’s largest competitor.
  • Obtained multi-million dollar judgment on behalf of American Bank of St. Paul and 25 participant banks after three week jury trial, with award holding defendant bank liable for aiding and abetting the fraud of one of its customers.
  • Represented Experian in four-week jury trial resulting in jury and bench trial verdicts in favor of Experian, rejecting plaintiffs’ claims of unjust enrichment, trademark infringement, passing off, and violation of Minnesota Deceptive Trade Practices Act, rejecting plaintiffs’ claim for over $300 million in damages, and granting Experian’s counterclaim for fraud on U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
  • Represented over 200 agribusiness clients, as well as several national pharmacy chains, in successful litigation involving a worldwide price-fixing cartel of vitamin manufacturers.
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Honors and Awards
  • Named to Law360’s 100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys (2016)
  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality – Perfect Score in 2016 Corporate Equality Index (2016)
  • Named one of the 50 “Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother Magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers (2015)
  • Minneapolis office recognized as one of the leading law firms in Minnesota in the legal practice areas of Corporate/M&A, Antitrust, Real Estate and Litigation (Chambers USA, 2015 guide)
  • Denver office recognized as one of the leading law firms in Colorado in the legal practice areas of General Commercial Litigation and White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations Litigation (Chambers USA, 2015 guide)
  • Sioux Falls office recognized as one of the leading law firms in South Dakota in the legal practice area of Corporate/Commercial (Chambers USA, 2015 guide)
  • Recognized with nine national and 36 metropolitan practice group rankings in the 2015 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey (U.S. News Media Group, 2015 edition)
  • 12 lawyers named "Leaders in Their Field" (Chambers USA, 2015 guide)
  • Four Lawyers recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” (Best Lawyers in America, 2015 edition)
  • 39 lawyers named to Best Lawyers in America (2015 edition)
  • Two Lindquist attorneys named “Top 100” Minnesota lawyers by Super Lawyers (2015)
  • 37 lawyers named to Super Lawyers in Minnesota (2015)
  • 19 Rising Stars recognized by Super Lawyers in Minnesota (2015)
  • Six lawyers named to Super Lawyers list in Colorado (2017)
  • Three attorneys named to Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers in Colorado (2017)
  • Four lawyers named to Great Plains Super Lawyers (2015)
  • Three Rising Stars recognized by Great Plains Super Lawyers (2015)
  • Finalist in M&A Advisor Awards (2015)
  • Ranked 1st in Midwest and 3rd nationally for Whole Bank Transactions by SNL Financial (2014)
  • Named a “Go-To All-Star Law Firm®” for top fortune 500 companies (Fortune magazine, 2013)
  • Named as one of 10 firms to The National Law Journal’s 2013 “Pro Bono Hot List” (The National Law Journal, 2013)
  • Ranked as the top firm in Minnesota for Women Equity Partnership (National Law Journal, 2012)

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