Civil litigation and other dispute resolution


Ms. Meade has handled a wide range of civil litigation and other dispute resolution matters, including:

  • Business litigation and arbitration:  contract disputes, unfair competition, breach of non-compete agreements, breach of commercial lease, intellectual property matters
  • Real estate matters:  title and boundary disputes, title insurance coverage, foreclosures, partition actions, property owner association matters
  • Trust and estate litigation:  will contests, breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Property tax appeals

REPRESENTATIVE LITIGATION MATTERS:

— Counsel to a national title insurance company for a variety of significant claims involving coverage issues, litigation defense, and recoupment litigation

— Counsel for an estate in multiple highly contested foreclosure actions

— Counsel for a textile company in an action against former employees alleged to have engaged in improper and unfair competition before and after leaving their former employer

— Counsel for the beneficiary of a trust in a suit for breach of fiduciary duty against the trustee

— Counsel for a home furnishings company in an ICAAN proceeding against a “cyber-squatter” who had registered the firm’s name as a website domain

— Counsel for a county school board in administrative proceedings and appeals to the state courts in the school board’s effort to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in state tax refunds that the state had refused

— Counsel for lake-front homeowners in a quiet title action against a developer contesting ownership of the water-front boundaries of their properties

— Counsel for a commercial landlord in lawsuit against former tenant for breach of lease

— Counsel for family members challenging the validity of a Will and deed executed in the final few months of the testator’s life