John has obtained for his clients favorable verdicts in significant cases. Representative matters include the following:
John won a jury verdict in favor of Wal-Mart in an antitrust and tort action in Adams County, Colorado.
Complex Commercial Litigation
Comcast. John successfully represented Comcast Corporation in various complex litigation matters. This representation has included a $120 million class action securities case in federal court, a significant dissenters' rights action, multimillion dollar insurance coverage disputes, and other cases in various courts.
Jones Intercable. John successfully represented Jones Intercable, Inc. as lead counsel in various complex commercial litigation matters. He won judgments for Jones as defendant in (1) a $30 million derivative action that was tried in Kansas City, Missouri, (2) a $25 million breach of contract action tried to a jury in Denver, Colorado, and (3) a $40 million securities derivative action decided on summary judgment in Arapahoe County, Colorado after trial of the case to an independent counsel. In the Arapahoe County case, the Colorado Supreme Court issued an opinion on a Rule 21 petition filed by Jones that established important new law in Colorado concerning the rights of defendants in derivative litigation. The petition is reprinted in Colorado Appellate Law and Practice, Volume 18, 2004 Pocket Part, § 15.14 as a guide to lawyers for the proper preparation of Rule 21 appellate petitions.
Class Action – Securities
John successfully represented a former officer of Charter Communications, Inc. in a class action securities case in St. Louis and various companies in actions in Colorado, Tennessee, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Florida, Alabama, Massachusetts and California.
In recent years, John's practice has focused on post-trial and appellate matters. He is or has been lead counsel in appellate cases in a number of jurisdictions, including the First Circuit, the Sixth Circuit, the Seventh Circuit, Colorado, Illinois, Tennessee, Missouri, Virginia, Minnesota, California, Florida, Louisiana and Indiana. He and other Taylor | Anderson lawyers are currently representing Cinemark in a number of lawsuits brought by the victims of James Holmes’ mass assault at the Cinemark theatre in Aurora, Colorado in July, 2012.