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FMG’s Commercial Litigation/Directors & Officers Section handles disputes involving complex business or financial transactions, multi-jurisdictional claims and numerous plaintiffs and defendants. Our team  includes attorneys from all of our offices who provide specialized defense for private, public and non-profit organizations.


Chris Donnelly and Paul Piantino secured injunctive relief in federal court in New Jersey on behalf of a large commercial client, converting a temporary restraining order into a one-year preliminary injunction against our client’s former subcontractor. Our client, along with the now enjoined subcontractor, previously performed IT work for the United States Department of Agriculture. Unbeknownst to our client at the time, the subcontractor also began working with our client’s direct competitor to solicit business from the USDA. Mr. Donnelly and Mr. Piantino alleged that this solicitation was a breach of the agreement between our client and its subcontractor. After presenting their case, the District Court found: (1) that Mr. Donnelly and Mr. Piantino demonstrated reasonable success on the merits of various breach of contract claims arising out of the subcontractor’s solicitation of the USDA; (2) the record demonstrated they were reasonably likely to establish damages resulting from the breach; (3) they had demonstrated irreparable harm and that any harm to the defendant subcontractor was self-inflicted; (4) and that the public interest was served by enforcing the restrictive covenant.


Dana K. Maine, General Counsel

Dana K. Maine
General Counsel
Atlanta, GA

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