We are equipped with the trial-tested results and resources to represent some of the biggest retailers in the United States, as well as the agility and business perspective to assist the store down the street. From national grocery store chains and multinational big box retailers, to upstart boutiques, Taylor English is constantly seeking results that will mitigate risk and avoid adverse public-relations exposure while maximizing value to its clients.
We have assisted our clients in successfully navigating every aspect of retail litigation: premises liability, contract and lease disputes, false arrest and related security claims, pharmacy liability, and negligent hiring/supervision claims.
We recognize that often the best resolution for the client is to avoid litigation or quickly resolve it at the outset.
Working with our corporate attorneys, many of whom served as general counsel at major corporations, our litigators make a concerted effort to evaluate cases early on and, where beneficial, negotiate and craft workable settlements for our clients before the disputes escalate into costly litigation. In short, we bring a “business” mentality to understanding how a court case or arbitration fits into your overall business goals and objectives.
Taylor English litigators have significant experience with matters that deal with a property owner’s duty to keep its premises reasonably safe from negligent acts, as well as intentional and criminal acts committed by third parties.
Our team members are equipped with the know-how to handle these claims, which range from allegations of negligent security, slip and falls, dram shop cases, negligent maintenance and negligent property management.
Won appeal to the Court of Appeals of Georgia on premises liability matter for national retail grocery chain.
Represented national retail grocery chain in premises liability action brought by a customer for injuries allegedly sustained while on the premises. A background check and multiple open records requests uncovered nearly 100 criminal convictions that the plaintiff had not disclosed in discovery and these were used to negotiate a settlement for a fraction of the amount originally demanded.
Defended national truck and trailer rental company in accident litigation involving allegations of negligence, product liability, and negligent entrustment. Served as lead counsel defending the company and its employees in numerous matters and conducted pre‐litigation investigations, evaluations and negotiations. Successful outcomes included leading the investigation and defense of five wrongful death actions arising out of a catastrophic single ...
Led team that developed and implemented a national discovery counsel program for a major national retailer for its general liability claims, including premises liability and product liability claims. The program resulted in improvements in consistency and efficiency of discovery responses, improved litigation outcomes, and overall litigation cost reduction.
Represented leading carpet manufacturer and a subsidiary in defending a large trade secret case involving a method for manufacturing carpet cores from recycled materials. The parties reached a confidential settlement right before trial.
Represented HD Supply in defending claims of breach of licensing agreement with software provider. Obtained quick dismissal of the case with prejudice. Appsense, Ltd. v. HD Supply Construction Supply, Ltd.
Represented HD Supply in defending claims of breach of lease and in asserting counterclaims for money had and received and related claims. The parties reached a confidential settlement.
Represented alleged debt collectors in defeating a federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Georgia Fair Business Practices Act, and Georgia Unfair or Deceptive Practices Toward the Elderly Act lawsuit on a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim in federal district court and on appeal in a Per Curiam Affirmed decision by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Represented alleged debt collector in defeating a federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claim on a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim in federal district court.
Advised companies regarding compliance with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Georgia Fair Business Practices Act (FBPA) and Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA).
After obtaining favorable result on behalf of one of the nation’s largest grocery chains, the plaintiff attempted to back out of the agreement. Client was not only able to enforce the terms and conditions of the agreed upon settlement, but was also awarded all of its attorney’s fees and costs incurred in so doing.
Resolved breach of contract, corporate veil liability and fraud claims.
- January 8, 2016