|The six Yosemite/CLN Trusts||Citibank N.A.||Postbankruptcy, Enron refused to pay off its credit-linked notes because it claimed Citibank, which issued the notes, was complicit in its failure. The notes' holders went after Citibank.||Citi, Enron, and the trusts reached an agreement that scored $2.1 billion for Quinn's client.|
|GM accused VW of corporate espionage after exec Jose Ignacio Lopez de Arriortua left GM for a senior position at VW.||VW agreed to pay GM $1.1 billion.|
|Jan Henric Buettner and Andreas von Blottnitz||Bertelsmann AG||Two German nationals who helped develop AOL Europe in the late 1990s, accused Bertelsmann, the site's co-owner, of breaching a contract that promised them an equity stake.||A Santa Barbara jury gave the plaintiffs $1 billion. (The judge cut it to $295 million.)|
A version of this article appeared in the September 2008 issue of Fast Company magazine.