Jury awards $12,500,000 to client in Business suit over breach of Contract

Jim Foland and Joe Roper tried a 30 day jury trial in  the Missouri Circuit Court of Greene County, representing his client, an advertising agency, Meridian Creative Alliance against O’Reilly Auto Parts for breach of contract. The agency had created the O’Reilly jingle – “Oh! Oh! O’Reilly”.  Defendant claimed contract was non-exclusive so it could unilaterally terminate the contact at will and file a counterclaim against Jim’s client several million dollars claiming Jim’s client had committed fraud in the relationship.  After a contentious and complex 30-day trial Jim convinced a jury to enter a verdict for his client for $12.5 Million and verdict against Defendant on all counterclaims.