Breach of Contract in a Case Involving Two Recycling Companies

We represented the plaintiff, a recycling and scrap metal company, in a jury trial centered on allegations of breach of contract. Our client collected metal and had entered into a contract to supply that metal to Industrial Services of America, a larger recycling company. The contract also called for Industrial Services of America to refer certain customers to our client, specifically with regard to retail customers for their recycling needs. However, when the scrap metal salvaging market became increasingly profitable, our client saw that customer referrals were no longer coming. We alleged that Industrial Services of America had breached the contract, and in a two-week jury trial, we proved that the defendant had stopped referring clients. We were awarded a $990,000 jury verdict for the client.