Illustrative Matters

The Law Office of Samuel D. Davis, PLLC


  • Obtained $750,000 jury verdict for actual damages, $197,940 court award for attorneys’ fees, and $101,888 in pre-judgment interest in favor of Empire Torque Tools, LLC in breach of contract action against FMC Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest oilfield service companies. Prior to Samuel’s involvement, FMC refused to pay anything more than $35,000.


  • Obtained $369,680 jury verdict, $84,450 court award for attorney’s fees, and $134,114 in pre-judgment interest for breach of contract against National Oilwell Varco, LP (NOV), a worldwide supplier of products and services to the energy industry; defeated NOV’s counterclaims for fraud, conversion, and negligent misrepresentation; with the jury awarding NOV no damages on any claim.


  • Recovered net amount of $224,067 in arbitration for MasRam Mechanical, LP in breach of contract action against Balfour Beatty Construction, LLC, a subsidiary of a multi-national construction conglomerate; defeated Balfour’s $617,263 claim against MasRam for Balfour allegedly supplementing MasRam’s scope of work.


  • Obtained temporary restraining order and permanent injunction against steel purchaser and pipe yard on behalf of Samsung C&T America; obtained favorable settlement prior to trial in multi-million dollar action against steel purchaser and pipe yard for breach of contract, fraud, conversion, and tortious interference with an existing contract.


  • Successfully enforced JD Fields & Company, Inc.’s exclusive steel distribution agreement; recovered all damages and attorney’s fees incurred by JD Fields in action for tortious interference with an existing contract.


  • Recovered all of client’s land in boundary dispute with CRP/AR Sawyer Arts Owner, L.P, an affiliate of Alliance Residential, LLC, one of the largest rental residential real estate developers in the United States; CRP seized disputed land by force and accused Samuel’s client of seeking to “extort” CRP. After summary judgement briefing, CRP returned 100% of the client’s land and paid a $50,000 settlement.


  • Recovered one hundred percent of economic damages claimed by Samsung C&T America, Inc. in breach of contract and breach of warranty action against steel supplier; obtained favorable settlement prior to trial.


  • Recovered six-figure settlement for JD Fields & Company, Inc. in breach of contract action against customer that refused to pay for damages caused by customer’s cancelation of purchase order for steel piling.


  • Achieved six-figure settlement prior to trial in a business owner’s dispute with his former partner.


  • Dissolved temporary restraining order obtained by a client’s former employer and defeated former employer’s attempt to obtain a temporary injunction relating to alleged theft of trade secrets and confidential business information.


  • Obtained temporary restraining order and temporary injunction in favor of client prohibiting controlling shareholder from selling or alienating company equipment and preventing controlling shareholder from commingling or dissipating company assets in dispute between business partners.


  • Conducted risk assessment and provided pre-litigation advice relating to non-compete agreements and trade secrets for a client considering opening competing business with his employer.


  • Obtained favorable settlement in professional negligence and deceptive trade practices action against a client’s former advisor that improperly provided accounting services.




King & Spalding LLP*

Represented:

  • Investors who funded the development of patented technology in breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, promissory estoppel, and unjust enrichment action against former counsel, investment advisor, and business partners.


  • Natural gas plant operator/owner in breach of contract, fraud, and unjust enrichment action against investors.


  • Seller in breach of asset purchase agreement action relating to the sale of company providing information technology training.


  • Multinational energy company in groundwater and real estate contamination cases pending in state and federal courts across the country.


  • Beverage company in electricity supply contract dispute.


*Samuel did not serve as lead counsel on the matters listed in connection with his employment with King & Spalding LLP.