Casner & Edwards

Julie R. Bryan

Commercial Litigation

  • Obtained $3.5 million judgment and permanent injunction for client who had sued former employees for stealing trade secrets, customer information, equipment and parts to set up competing business using stolen goods and proprietary information.

Trade Dress & Trade Secret Litigation

  • Obtained favorable jury verdict in six-day trial defending clients against allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of duty of loyalty, and violation of M.G.L. c. 93A. The hard-fought case involved allegations that clients had wrongfully developed a competing product by misappropriating plaintiff’s trade secrets and aiding and abetting former employees of plaintiff in breaching their duty of loyalty to plaintiff. Plaintiff sought over $8 million in damages; jury rejected almost all of Plaintiff’s contentions and found clients liable for less than $1,000.

Construction Law

  • Represented subcontractor in enforcement of mechanics' liens against general contractors.

  • Represented homeowner in dispute with general contractor for negligence and breach of contract ending in favorable settlement for client.

Professional Negligence

  • Obtained jury award for 100% of claimed damages in contract dispute over unpaid invoices while successfully defeating counterclaims for professional negligence.

Federal Bankruptcy Litigation

  • Represented private equity firm in multi-state litigation filed in the Federal Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, defending the client against claims for breach of fiduciary duty by the Creditors' Committee resulting in a favorable settlement.

Probate Litigation

  • Represented representatives of estate sued for almost $1 million under a claim that decedent had made promises prior to her death. After a week-long jury trial, the jury rejected the vast majority of the plaintiff’s claims, awarding minimal damages.

Trademark & Copyright Litigation

  • Represented multiple clients in intellectual property disputes involving the enforcement of trademark rights and copyrights.

Real Estate Litigation

  • Aided commercial landlord in negotiating new lease for tenant entering bankruptcy proceedings.

  • Successfully evicted tenants for non-payment of lease and for harassment of other tenants.

Domain Name Disputes

  • Represented domain name holders in UDRP actions through the WIPO against cybersquatters, competitors, and phishers, obtaining infringing domain names for clients.