Panasonic Co. v. Zinn

William J. Dyer

Case Conclusion Date:June 25, 1990

Practice Area:Litigation

Outcome:Won 5th Circuit appeal on breach of contract case

Description:Panasonic Company, a division of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America, had its lawsuit to collect business debts guaranteed by Defendant Zinn thrown out by the trial judge on summary judgment. I helped brief and then orally argued the successful appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit whereby that appellate court reversed the district court's summary judgment and rendered judgment in favor of Panasonic, remanding with instructions to the district court to determine and then enter judgment for the hundreds of thousands of dollars, plus interest, for which Panasonic had sued. Panasonic Co. v. Zinn, 903 F.2d 1039 (5th Cir. 1990).