Representative Cases

Over the lenghth of his career, Edward Wiest has successfully represented businesses and individuals in a wide variety of disputes, often against mega-opponents represented by some of the largest law firms in the United States. Ed has devised winning strategies which benefited clients through:

  • securing the pretrial recovery of damages on behalf of a start-up manufacturing company for the sale of chemicals that failed to meet specifications—even though the supplier claimed that there was no warranty on the product in question. (see Winter Panel Corp. v. Reichhold Chemicals, Inc., reported at 823 F.Supp. 963 (D.Mass. 1993));
  • obtaining the reversal of a judge’s decision to increase the damages awarded to a victim of employment discrimination from the less-than-$30,000 found by the jury to over $100,000 (see Troy v. Bay State Computer Group, Inc., 141 F.3d 378 (1st Cir., 1998));
  • reinstating the complaint for fraud of a condominium purchaser against a realtor who allegedly failed to respond to his inquiry concerning noise levels in the vicinity of the unit that he purchased through that realtor, as well as preserving his right to demand that the condominium association take action to remedy the noise (see McEneaney v. Chestnut Hill Realty Corp., reported at 38 Mass.App. Ct. 573 (1995))
  • establishing the basis for a substantial settlement of a capital leasing company’s antitrust claims against a Fortune 10 manufacturer and two of its largest competitors (see Travelers Rental Co., Inc. v. Ford Motor Co., reported at 116 F.R.D. 140 (D.Mass. 1987));
  • recovering a client’s equity in her home after it was sold at a sheriff’s sale for one-eighth of its actual value (see In re Mase, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, Case No. 93-15966-WCH);

  • obtaining the settlement of a claim that a securities broker churned a retired couple’s account through the undisclosed use of option contracts  (NASD Case No. 92-01764)