Matthew Green and Joshua Kaplan Successfully Defend Against a Claim by a Governmental Body

September 28, 2021

Congratulations to Matthew Green and Joshua Kaplan on their recent win representing their client a leading intelligent automation provider, in a suit by the Berks County Tax Collection Bureau for breach of a contract seeking nearly $950,000 in damages. In a case highlighting the complexities of public-private contracting for developing software solutions, Green and Kaplan successfully defeated the claims, and obtained an award for their client of more than $250,000 in costs and attorneys’ fees incurred in defending the matter.

The Bureau alleged that our client breached the contract by failing to provide a distribution software system for collecting, processing, and distributing local taxes and refunds within the time provided by the contract. After a week-long arbitration, Green and Kaplan successfully defended the case, establishing that the Bureau terminated the contract prematurely and that the system our client developed was, in fact, substantially functional.

Matthew concentrates his practice in commercial litigation and employment law in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has extensive experience and has been lead counsel in litigation relating to contracts, real-estate disputes, non-compete agreements, and employment disputes. He also has broad experience in defending claims before state and federal courts in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Joshua focuses his practice on commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and appellate matters. He helps his clients navigate through problems and ensures they have a realistic understanding of the litigation process. Josh has experience representing clients facing a variety of business issues, including disputes among shareholders in close corporations, contract claims, and business tort litigation.


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