civil Lawsuits and arbitration proceedings

Ewusiak Law represents plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits and arbitration proceedings.  Primary practice areas, and representative matters, include:


  • The theft of deposits into and withdrawals from investments

  • The theft of insurance premiums

  • The theft and conversion of funds by a shareholder of a corporation

  • A scheme by pharmacies, marketing companies, and doctors to inflate the cost of medically unnecessary drugs and services and submit claims for payment to a U.S. government benefits program

  • Deceptive and unfair trade practices by businesses

  • Misrepresentations and omissions of material fact (non disclosures) by owners, real estate brokers, and real estate agents in connection with the sale of residential property


  • The overconcentration of an investment portfolio in one industry sector or investment type

  • Unsuitable investment recommendations by financial advisors based on an investor's objectives, risk tolerance, experience, financial needs, and other considerations

  • Twisting and churning of investments over time

  • Mismanagement of retirement accounts (IRA, 401(k), etc.)

  • Unauthorized transactions in investment accounts

  • Negligent supervision of financial advisors

  • Unapproved investments (securities not held or offered by the brokerage firm) sold by financial advisors (known as "selling away")


  • Disputes among beneficiaries concerning the entitlement to life insurance death benefits (interpleader)

  • The breach of a contract for the sale of business assets

  • The failure of an exclusive sponsor to award prizes to contest winners pursuant to a sponsorship agreement

  • The failure of a successful bidder to honor the terms of an auction contract

  • The violation of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements

  • The breach of franchise agreements

  • The failure to comply with use and access agreements

  • The failure to honor the terms of forgivable loans and promissory notes

  • The breach of a contract for the sale of commercial property

  • The breach of a business lease agreement

  • Disputes involving purchase order financing

  • The breach of a joint venture agreement


  • Disputes among shareholders or members concerning ownership and control of a company

  • The breach of fiduciary duties owed by shareholders or members of a company

  • Disputes among shareholders or members concerning authority to act for a company

  • Disputes with suppliers and vendors concerning products and services

  • Unfair competition

  • Tortious interference with business relationships and contracts

  • The infringement, counterfeiting, and dilution of trademarks

  • The infringement of copyrights

  • False or misleading advertising


  • The failure of a professional to use reasonable care and skill in the course of performing work for a client

  • The failure of a firm to prevent the theft of client funds by cyberthieves

  • The failure of owners, lessors, or lessees of property to protect others from injuries resulting from dangerous conditions on property

  • The failure of a firm to properly transfer a decedent's assets to an estate or beneficiaries

  • The failure of a common carrier to use reasonable care in the transport of passengers