Lawsuit forces company to pay severance to senior executive and shareholder.
Representing a senior executive and shareholder in a major health services company, our Business Litigation and Employment teams brought suit against the company for breaches of contract and fiduciary duty. We obtained a favorable settlement for our client, including reimbursement of all attorney’s fees, to resolve the wrongful withholding of our client’s severance payments by the former employer.
The shareholder was unreasonably forced out of the company and a separation agreement was reached resulting in our client’s release of legal claims and damages. However, the company then withheld a number of six figure severance payments. Our team filed suit in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware to enforce the employee shareholder’s rights.
Shortly after filing the lawsuit, we negotiated and obtained a favorable settlement for our client, including immediate payment of the outstanding severance proceeds and reimbursement of all attorney’s fees in connection with the lawsuit.