Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Brian Iverson successfully argued against a motion to dismiss fraud and tortious interference claims in our client's complaint against Johnson Controls. As reported by Law360, the suit accuses Johnson Controls of failing in its role as a subcontractor to our client, Technology and Supply Management LLC (TaSM), a service-disabled veteran-owned small business, in connection with a government contract to build shelters for the Army in Kuwait. U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga in the Eastern District of Virginia "largely kept intact" TaSM's claims, dismissing only one of several components in the tortious interference claim. As pointed out in the article, Brian successfully "argued that both the fraud and tortious interference claims were warranted. The severity of Johnson's conduct showed that there was 'something more at play than a simple breach of contract or warranty.'"
Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Todd Overman, John Golwen, and Brian Iverson represented TaSM. The full article, "Johnson Controls Escapes Claim In Army Contract Row," was published by Law360 on May 20, 2016, and is available online.