Update: PA Supreme Court Upholds Defense Verdict on $89M Claim Obtained by Attorneys Matthew Green and Lars Lederer

February 20, 2020

After years of legal proceedings, the PA Supreme Court declined any further appeals, upholding a 2017 defense award obtained by Matthew Green and Lars Lederer. The decision confirms their client’s control of H&H Manufacturing Company, Inc. – a family-owned business. On November 30, 2017, Green and Lederer helped Philadelphia businessman Thomas Tomei successfully obtain a defense verdict in a lawsuit seeking ownership and control of the company and $89 million; Green and Lederer also recovered all legal fees incurred in defending the matter through judgment. This defense verdict stands as the third largest non-jury award in Pennsylvania for 2017 following the PA Supreme Court denial of plaintiff’s and intervenor’s recent petitions for allowance of appeal. Learn more background on the dispute and our victory here.

Matthew concentrates his practice on 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.

Lars focuses his practice on commercial litigation and advising facilities maintenance companies in the area of premises liability defense and subcontractor agreements. He also has extensive experience in commercial motor vehicle and construction law matters.

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