In dispute over the development of a website, issues included breach of contract, unjust enrichment, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference with business relations, tortious interference with prospective economic advantage, engaging in deceptive acts and practices, unauthorized access to electronic communications, conversion and wrongful interference with possessory rights, trespass to chattel, and breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing. In dispute between apparel design firm, licensor, and its licensees over the payment of royalties under their license agreement, issues included questions of successor liability and fraudulent conveyance under New York debtor-creditor law where the licensees had transferred assets to secured lender, and the granting of a declaratory judgment confirming licensor's right to receive proceeds from potential judgment in then pending litigation brought by licensees against a major department store for illegal chargebacks and deductions taken by the department store against the licensees. In dispute over the sale of a jewelry firm to a new corporate owner, issues included breach by the buyer of its obligations to continue to make payments of the deferred purchase price pursuant to an asset purchase agreement and to pay consulting fees under the sellers' employment agreements with the buyer, wrongful termination of those employment agreements, and sellers' failure to record a reserve for returns and to accrue expenses in accordance with GAAP. In dispute between senior executive and a hedge fund, issues included breach of contract on a claim of a "guaranteed bonus" and promissory estoppel. In a dispute over the performance of a consulting agreement in the beverage and spirits industry, issues included breach of obligations to make consulting payments, issue stock to consultant, and present consultant to shareholders for election to the Board of Directors, scope and enforceability of non-compete clause, and interpretation of "for cause" ground for termination, as well as breach of guaranty by third-party guarantor, unjust enrichment, and intentional misrepresentation. In dispute between commercial landlord and high-profile restaurant in Manhattan, issues presented were validity of lease modifications, constructive eviction, commercial practicability, and recovery of lost business and profits. In dispute between U.S. subsidiary of Moscow-based electronics company domiciled in the Isle of Man and its CEO, issues included breach of employment agreement, fraudulent inducement to accept the position of CEO, breach of a stock purchase agreement providing for the grant of an equity interest in parent company, conversion and replevin, grant of a declaratory judgment confirming ownership of shares, and issuance of injunctive relief against interference with such ownership. In dispute between a truck manufacturer/distributor and one of its dealerships, issues included grant of a declaratory judgment terminating the dealership for breach of its performance obligations under dealership agreement and counterclaims by the dealership for violations of New York State Franchised Motor Vehicle Dealer Act and Federal Automobile Dealer's Day in Court Act, as well as breach of contract and breach of duty of good faith and fair dealing. Disputes over legal fees have included questions of the reasonableness of fees and contractual intent.
These disputes have also presented a number of business and policy issues such as the creation of appropriate and acceptable remedies beyond remedies that the judicial system may provide and consideration of the impact of disputes and their resolution on parties not participating in the mediation.