Blackwell Burke has won a $180,000 judgment for client ExxonMobil. In January of this year, the District of New Jersey granted summary judgment for ExxonMobil in a price discrimination case where the plaintiffs (two service station franchisees) had sought $10 million. Following that, Blackwell Burke filed a second summary judgment motion proving up ExxonMobil’s counterclaim damages. On March 27, the Court granted the motion and entered final judgment for ExxonMobil in the amount of $180,000.
Partner Benjamin W. Hulse led the defense of ExxonMobil. Mr. Hulse also currently serves as counsel for ExxonMobil in matters brought by former franchisees in New Jersey and Illinois courts. He represents corporate clients as national counsel in a diverse array of matters, including jury trials, class actions, antitrust litigation, and appeals in state and federal courts. He graduated Order of the Coif and with Honors from the University of Chicago Law School and magna cum laude from Harvard University. He clerked for the Honorable James B. Loken, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Before joining Blackwell Burke, Mr. Hulse was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Blackwell Burke P.A. represents various corporations, businesses, and individuals in connection with all types of commercial and business disputes. The firm’s broad commercial practice includes litigation in a variety of commercial matters including class action defense, antitrust issues, sales practice matters, licensing and registration issues, and breach of franchise, non-compete, and royalty agreements.