Litigation

The Litigation team at Ball Janik LLP works closely with clients to understand their objectives and craft winning strategies. Our results speak for themselves.

Ball Janik LLP has long represented WaferTech LLC, one of Southwest Washington's largest employers, in a series of construction disputes related to its silicon-chip manufacturing plant in Camas, Washington. Ball Janik has been lead counsel to WaferTech in all aspects of this matter, from the trial court level to the Washington State Supreme Court and…
Ball Janik LLP has represented Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), the premier medical, research and teaching hospital in Oregon, on insurance-coverage and broker-malpractice cases. James T. McDermott, Dwain M. Clifford, and Kevin S. Mapes (litigation partners) represented OHSU.
Ball Janik LLP is defending Marsh & McLennan Cos., Inc. and Marsh Inc. in a lawsuit brought by the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) under Oregon’s new securities-fraud statute in the wake of the New York Attorney General’s (NYAG) investigation of Marsh, AIG, and many of the largest insurers and brokers in the world.…
On December 15, 2006, after a five week trial in state court in Portland, Ball Janik LLP obtained the largest jury verdict of the year in the United States and the largest punitive damages verdict in Oregon history.  Ball Janik partner Rick Stone was the lead trial lawyer in the record-breaking case. The case, a…
Represented several secured lenders owed hundreds of millions of dollars in complex civil litigation spanning several bankruptcy cases and an SEC enforcement action. The litigation involved secured loans to entities affiliated with Sunwest Management, Inc. and its principals who were accused of executing a "Ponzi-like scheme" to obtain funds from tenant-in-common investors. This high stakes litigation…
Ball Janik LLP represented Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC (a reinsurance intermediary that is part of the family of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.) in a case filed in the Idaho Federal District Court asserting several claims by an insurer that allegedly suffered over $55 million in damages stemming from our client's placement and negotiation…
Beaverton School District - Acquisition of High School Site Ball Janik LLP represented the Beaverton School District, providing condemnation guidance and litigation counsel and trial support, in connection with the District’s efforts to acquire approximately 45 acres for development of a future public high school. The property consisted of two parcels, one owned by the…