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Lewis Rice Obtains $4.5 Million Judgment for Petter Packaging

After a four-day bench trial in St. Clair County, Illinois, and extensive post-trial briefing, Lewis Rice attorneys R. Bradley Ziegler and Matthew J. Haas obtained a $4,579,664.05 judgment for their client, Petter Packaging, LLC (“Petter Packaging”), in a case involving claims for breach of fiduciary duties and breach of a covenant not to compete. The award included $2,250,000 in punitive damages.

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Lewis Rice Member Brad Ziegler primarily handled the lawsuit for Petter Packaging and was the lead trial attorney. Matt Haas second-chaired at trial and assisted Brad with pre-trial matters and post-trial briefing. Jack Martin assisted the team with research and briefing throughout the case, including with the argument to enforce the covenant not to compete as written. Geralyn Spacher assisted the team before and during trial. Finally, Rubin Brown Partner Thomas Zetlmeisl served as Petter Packaging’s expert witness at trial. Judge Rice found his opinion regarding damages to be logical and consistent.

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