The Third Circuit sided with Day Pitney client Ford Motor Co. in an August 25th ruling overturning an approximately $30 million jury award to 11 former Ford Motor Co. heavy-duty truck dealers. The truck dealers alleged that Ford breached its contracts when it ceased manufacturing the trucks after selling off the unprofitable business line in 1997. Law 360 highlighted the victory in an article, "3rd Circ. Overturns $30M Verdict for Ford Truck Dealers" that was published on August 26. According to the story, a three-judge panel ruled in favor of Ford, holding that specific language in the sales and service agreement between Ford and the heavy-duty truck dealers said the company could "discontinue any heavy-duty truck or other company product at any time without liability to the dealer," reversing a previous judgment and vacating the $29.6 million in damages that a New Jersey federal jury had awarded in 2012 to the truck dealers. Partners Dennis LaFiura and Paul Halasz represented Ford in the case along with other co-counsel.
Mark Salah Morgan authored an article, "Strengthening Egypt's IP Laws Could Help Fight Brain Drain," which was published in Law360.
Paul Halasz wrote an article, "Ascertaining When a Dealership or Distributorship is Subject to the NJFPA," forNew Jersey Lawyer Magazine. The article is about whether a relationship between a supplier and its distributors is subject to the dictates of the New Jersey Franchise Practices Act, and how these arrangements could be critical to an enterprise facing major business challenges.
Stamford, Conn., August 24, 2015 - Day Pitney is pleased to announce that 68 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers ranks lawyers through peer-review surveys, and has been published annually since 1983.
Paul Halasz and Namita Shah were quoted in the article, "What You Need To Know As A Summer Associate," in Law360. They offered summer associates advice such as exploring different practice areas, networking and to treat each assignment as though it was work for a client.