Commercial & Business Litigation
We are a small firm, which means the Randle Law Office team will devote our collective experience and expertise to give you and your case personalized attention. Not all boutique law firms are practiced in litigation, but we are ready to take your matter to court, if need be.
Individuals, as well as small and medium-sized businesses, are often at a disadvantage when suing or being sued for contract issues, fraud claims, allegations of deceptive trade practices, and other legal issues that typically arise in our increasingly complex society.
Whether you are suing on a simple debt or on a piece of complex business litigation, hiring a lawyer can be the most important decision you make, whether you are an individual or sole member LLC, or a company with hundreds of employees. Typically, the larger the law firm, the higher the fees. Oftentimes, lawyer fees result from over-staffing a case, which can be good business for a law firm, but bad business for the client.
The Best Representation for Your Case
The Randle Law Office team works closely with our clients to establish reasonable objectives and understands the need to resolve commercial disputes settled fairly and promptly.
Areas in which we assist businesses include:
- Breach of contract, performance disputes and other contract issues
- Fraud claims
- Defective products
- Allegations of deceptive trade practices
- Noncompliance with deed restrictions
- Commercial collections
- Commercial landlord/tenant disputes
- Commercial foreclosures
Our litigation practice’s experience includes cases involving insurance, international trade, advertising, zoning and annexation:
■ Concerned Property Owners of the Normayburn Estates Subdivision v. The Providence Home Health Services, Inc., Teresita L. Alquero, and Romeo Alquero; Cause No. 10-DCV-182005; in the 268th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas. The concerned property owners of Normayburn Estates Subdivision (in Fort Bend County) sued The Providence Home Health Services for failure to comply with the deed restrictions of Normayburn Estates, which constituted a distinct and substantial breach of the applicable restrictive covenants. Civil damages were pled and an application for a temporary and permanent injunction was filed. Settlement was reached at the 12th hour (during trial).
■Marinepar v. Commerce Trading, Inc., International Wood, L.P., Imports International, Ltd., Brazilian Direct d/b/a Commerce Trading, Inc. and Richard W. Neelley v Ricardo Slaviero, Mohawk Carpet Distribution, L.P., Mohawk Industries, Inc. and Finest Brazilian Imports, Inc. and d/b/a Finest Floors, Dan Cosgrove Individually and d/b/a Brazilian Direct, Ltd., Cause No. 2006-18031; in the 61st Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas. Successfully defended individual against personal liability in multi-party complex commercial case involving the financing and international importation of exotic hardwood flooring.
■Hartford Fire Insurance Company v. City of Mont Belvieu, Texas and Williams Industries, Inc.; 611 F.3d 289 (5th Cir. Tex. 2010). Successfully litigated performance bond claim against Hartford Fire Insurance Company which resulted in a jury verdict awarding city $995,000.00. The Fifth Circuit reversed and rendered on appeal in favor of Hartford as a matter of law.
■Cernosek Enterprises, Inc., CJN Investments, Inc. and Anthony Cernosek vs. City of Mont Belvieu and Enterprise Products Operating, LLC; 2011 Tex. App. LEXIS 1770 (Tex. App. Houston 1st Dist. Mar. 10, 2011). Successfully defended City against collateral attack of settlement agreement arising under a previous lawsuit titled City of Mont Belvieu v. Enterprise Prod. Operating, L.P., 2007 Tex. App. LEXIS 1395 (Tex. App. 2007). First District Court of Appeals affirmed trial court decision granting the City’s plea to the jurisdiction and summary judgment.
■SignAd, Ltd. v. City of Mont Belvieu and Mont Belvieu Board of Adjustment; Cause No. 23618; In the District Court of Chambers County, Texas, 344th Judicial District. Successfully defended the City against vested right and constitutional challenges to a city zoning ordinance that banned outdoor billboard advertising and prohibited off-premise signs. City prevailed at trial; case settled on appeal.
■City of Cresson v. City of Granbury, 2007 Tex. App. LEXIS 3057 (Tex. App. 2007). Annexation.
■City of Cresson v. City of Granbury, 245 S.W.3d 61 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2008, pet. filed) (op. on rh’g). Annexation.
■In re City of Cresson, 245 S.W.3d 72, 2008 Tex. App. LEXIS 972 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2008). Annexation.
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