Victor Vital Leads Greenberg Traurig Trial Team to Secure $6.9 Million Jury Verdict

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Victor Vital Leads Trial Team to Secure $6.9 Million Jury Verdict

Victor Vital, a shareholder in the Dallas office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, recently led a team that secured $6.9 million jury verdict, including $1.75 million in punitive damages. Vital and his team tried the case for Horizon Health Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of firm client Universal Health Services, against Acadia Healthcare Company and other defendants on claims of breach of non-competition and non-solicitation covenants, theft of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference and fraud. The trial team also secured a $41,000 discovery sanction and a spoliation/adverse inference instruction against one of the defendants. [Horizon Health Corp. v. Acadia Healthcare Co. Inc., Psychiatric Resource Partners Inc., Michael A. Saul, Timothy J. Palus, Peter D. Ulasewicz, Barbara H. Bayma and John M. Piechocki, Denton County District Court, 16th. Cause No. 2011-10846-16]

“We are thrilled to have helped our client achieve this trial victory,” Vital said. “We believe in protecting and pursuing the rights of our clients in trial matters in courts throughout Texas and across the country.”

Vital is a business trial lawyer who is passionate about protecting and pursuing the rights and interests of companies, executives and high net worth individuals in a broad range of difficult and high stakes court cases, arbitrations and investigations across the country. Vital has tried more than 100 cases in his civil and white collar criminal defense practice and as a former state prosecutor in a prominent District Attorney’s Office.

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Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 100 attorneys in Texas, serving clients from offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig has more than 100 attorneys in Texas, serving clients from offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston. Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 35 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal's 2012 NLJ 250. For additional information, please visit

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