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W. Jay Brown

W. Brown’s Legal Cases

6 total

  • Contractor v Home Owner

    Practice Area:
    Construction & Development
    Date:
    Jun 03, 2010
    Outcome:
    Jury verdict in favor of contractor client
    Description:
    Attorney W. Jay Brown represented a contractor who sued for payment on a large residential construction project. The matter was tried before a jury in the U.S. District Court in June of 2010. The jury awarded the contractor more than was requested.
  • Business owner v financier

    Practice Area:
    Business
    Date:
    Aug 05, 2008
    Outcome:
    Return control of facilities to family trust
    Description:
    W. Jay Brown represented a family trust in an ownership dispute over several Mid-Michigan hydroelectric facilities. The client had been displaced by an out-of-state lender who maintained control of the facility. Through a lengthy preliminary injunction hearing, the client was placed in control of the facility. A favorable settlement was eventually obtained after extensive discovery unearthed several key pieces of evidence that built a very strong case.
  • Cattle Partner v Cattle Partner

    Practice Area:
    Business
    Date:
    May 04, 2009
    Outcome:
    Victory plus sanctions for client
    Description:
    W. Jay Brown represented a cattle farmer whose business partner suddenly removed the herd from the property and claimed ownership of all cattle and that no partnership existed. Acting very quickly, W. Jay Brown obtained temporary restraining and preliminary injunctive orders requiring the return of the herd and the maintenance of the status quo during the case. Upon being tried, the assets of the partnership were split 50-50 and Plaintiff was further awarded more than $34,000 in case evaluation sanctions against the Defendant.
  • Property Owner v Neighbor

    Practice Area:
    Real Estate
    Date:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Outcome:
    Successful defense against claim
    Description:
    W. Jay Brown represented property owners who had bought an 80 acre farm in northern Bay County. After the neighboring property owners sued and claimed that an old fence was the property line rather than a survey line, W. Jay Brown successfully defended the matter and obtained complete victory for his clients at trial. The key to victory was doing the legal research early in the case and developing parallel facts to an existing case through discovery. Also, by viewing the property, W. Jay Brown determined that it was important to have the judge personally view property, which was done
  • Furnace Buyer v Manufacturer

    Practice Area:
    Commercial
    Date:
    Nov 08, 2007
    Outcome:
    Successful defense of manufacturer
    Description:
    W. Jay Brown represented a manufacturer of corn-burning furnaces who had been sued on a claim that a furnace was defective. Through discovery and an inspection, photographs were obtained showing that the home owners' installation was the reason the furnace was not delivering sufficient heat to the home. At trial the business prevailed
  • Individual Boat Owner v Boat Manufacturer

    Practice Area:
    Commercial
    Date:
    Apr 04, 2006
    Outcome:
    Favorable Settlement for Client
    Description:
    W. Jay Brown represented an individual who bought a new 35 foot boat that developed significant and mysterious water leakage problems. By digging deep during discovery, it was revealed that the boat had been used extensively as a "test boat" by the manufacturer prior to being sold as new. A successful settlement was reached after this fact became known.