Representative Cases

Experienced Counsel To Help You Through

With over 35 years of litigation experience, I have the experience and know-how to help you through any complicated legal conflict that may arise.

Since forming Fergus, A Law Office, in 2002, I have maintained a strong work ethic and am able to provide clients personalized, deep-dive representation that drives results. With sound judgment, I have been able to help clients successfully navigate their way through a variety of difficult situations.

Representative Cases

My experience spans a vast array of clients and industries, and I have a proven track record of producing favorable results. The following is a representative sample of cases I have been involved with:

$3
BILLION

DEFENSE VERDICT

Represented Enron in wholesale electricity market manipulation litigation in the Pacific Northwest ( $3 billion at risk), tried before Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (2001); (defense verdict)

$3
BILLION

DEFENSE VERDICT

Represented Enron in wholesale electricity market manipulation litigation in the Pacific Northwest ( $3 billion at risk), tried before Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (2001); (defense verdict)

$2
BILLION

SETTLED AFTER TRIAL

Represented Enron in wholesale electricity market manipulation litigation in California ( $2 billion at risk), tried before Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (2002-2004); (settled after trial)

$2
BILLION

SETTLED AFTER TRIAL

Represented Enron in wholesale electricity market manipulation litigation in California ( $2 billion at risk), tried before Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (2002-2004); (settled after trial)

$1.2
BILLION

SETTLED AFTER TRIAL FOR $1.2 BILLION

Represented former deputy attorney general of the United States who was appointed as fiduciary for over approximately 18,000 individuals; (settled after trial for $1.2 billion)

$1.2
BILLION

SETTLED AFTER TRIAL FOR $1.2 BILLIONL

Represented former deputy attorney general of the United States who was appointed as fiduciary for over approximately 18,000 individuals; (settled after trial for $1.2 billion)

$250
MILLION

SETTLED AFTER TRIAL FOR $250 MILLION

Represented former deputy attorney general of the United States who was appointed as fiduciary for over approximately 6,000 individuals; (settled after trial for $250 million)

$250
MILLION

SETTLED AFTER TRIAL FOR $250 MILLION

Represented former deputy attorney general of the United States who was appointed as fiduciary for over approximately 6,000 individuals; (settled after trial for $250 million)

$750
MILLION

SETTLED AFTER TRIAL FOR $750 MILLION

Represented former deputy attorney general of the United States who was appointed as fiduciary for over approximately 12,000 individuals; (settled after trial for $750 million)

$750
MILLION

SETTLED AFTER TRIAL FOR $750 MILLION

Represented former deputy attorney general of the United States who was appointed as fiduciary for over approximately 12,000 individuals; (settled after trial for $750 million)

$200
MILLION

SETTLED AFTER TRIAL FOR NEARLY $200 MILLION IN SETTLEMENTS TO DATE

Represented former deputy attorney general of the United States who was appointed as fiduciary for over approximately 7,000 individuals; (settled after trial for nearly $200 million in settlements to date — case is still pending)

$200
MILLION

SETTLED AFTER TRIAL FOR NEARLY $200 MILLION IN SETTLEMENTS TO DATE

Represented former deputy attorney general of the United States who was appointed as fiduciary for over approximately 7,000 individuals; (settled after trial for nearly $200 million in settlements to date — case is still pending)

$18
MILLION

2013 CLASS SETTLEMENT OVER $18 MILLION

Co-lead counsel and then executive committee member In re Literary Works in Electronic Databases, MDL 1379, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, a worldwide class action brought on behalf of freelance authors against leading database and publishing defendants (2013 class settlement over $18 million)

$18
MILLION

2013 CLASS SETTLEMENT OVER $18 MILLION

Co-lead counsel and then executive committee member In re Literary Works in Electronic Databases, MDL 1379, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, a worldwide class action brought on behalf of freelance authors against leading database and publishing defendants (2013 class settlement over $18 million)

NATIONAL STOCK BROKERAGE

Sued a national stock brokerage because of its unfair business practice of allowing parents of minor children to control their custodial accounts set up under the Uniform Gift to Minors Act long after their children reached legal age. As a result, the stock brokerage changed its business practices nationwide to require transfer of control to account holders when they reach the age of majority (2005-2006)

NATIONAL STOCK BROKERAGE

Sued a national stock brokerage because of its unfair business practice of allowing parents of minor children to control their custodial accounts set up under the Uniform Gift to Minors Act long after their children reached legal age. As a result, the stock brokerage changed its business practices nationwide to require transfer of control to account holders when they reach the age of majority (2005-2006)

$50
THOUSAND

1996 VERDICT

Represented Southern Pacific Railroad in a valuation dispute over 2,500 miles of fiber optic cable buried in the railroad right of way (1996 verdict; over $50,000 for lease period)

$50
THOUSAND

1996 VERDICT

Represented Southern Pacific Railroad in a valuation dispute over 2,500 miles of fiber optic cable buried in the railroad right of way (1996 verdict; over $50,000 for lease period

2011 VERDICT

Represented a shareholder in a breach of fiduciary duty case involving the improper transfer of valuable international subsidiary assets to another corporation (2011; settled)

2011 VERDICT

Represented a shareholder in a breach of fiduciary duty case involving the improper transfer of valuable international subsidiary assets to another corporation (2011; settled)

2010 PHOTOGRAPH REMOVED

Successfully represented a minor child whose photograph was being commercially exploited by an international corporation (2010 photograph removed)

2010 PHOTOGRAPH REMOVED

Successfully represented a minor child whose photograph was being commercially exploited by an international corporation (2010 photograph removed)

SETTLED AND PHOTOGRAPHS REMOVED, 2007

Represented the spouse of a deceased celebrity whose likeness was being exploited commercially without the permission of the heirs (settled and photographs removed, 2007)

SETTLED AND PHOTOGRAPHS REMOVED, 2007

Represented the spouse of a deceased celebrity whose likeness was being exploited commercially without the permission of the heirs (settled and photographs removed, 2007)

LICENSE NEGOTIATED

Represented a musician whose music was used without his permission by a Hollywood studio in a major motion picture (license negotiated)

LICENSE NEGOTIATED

Represented a musician whose music was used without his permission by a Hollywood studio in a major motion picture (license negotiated)

2007-PRESENT

Represented a nationally syndicated author and artist in enforcing and licensing intellectual property rights for her literary works and art nationwide (2007-present)

2007-PRESENT

Represented a nationally syndicated author and artist in enforcing and licensing intellectual property rights for her literary works and art nationwide (2007-present)

2008-PRESENT

Representing a majority owner of right of publicity for deceased celebrity in licensing use of likeness (2008-present)

2008-PRESENT

Representing a majority owner of right of publicity for deceased celebrity in licensing use of likeness (2008-present)

1986-1996

Tried over 100 cases (some as groups) involving asbestos claims against numerous manufacturers (1986-1996)

1986-1996

Tried over 100 cases (some as groups) involving asbestos claims against numerous manufacturers (1986-1996)

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