Judgment on Appeal Affirmed by U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in favor of the owners of a tanker vessel involved in a major oil spill in the Port of Philadelphia. In a 7-2 majority decision, the Supreme Court upheld a $143 million damage award (primarily oil spill cleanup costs) to the vessel owner interests against the defendant petroleum terminal. $88 million of the award was allocated to the United States, which had earlier reimbursed the vessel owner interests that amount under provisions of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.
Represented Not-For-Profit in Settlement Dispute
Represented a not-for-profit client in a complaint brought in Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court regarding funds paid to the client as part of an earlier settlement. The client and its board of directors were sued by a Pennsylvania state agency alleging the funds had not been spent or loaned out in accordance with the terms of the settlement agreement. On initial motions, the Court determined that the matter should be treated as an original jurisdiction complaint as opposed to an action to enforce the agency’s earlier decision, resulting in a more favorable evidentiary standard for the client.
Multiple Defense Verdicts, Favorable Settlements for Global Software Company
Litigated multiple AAA consumer arbitrations on behalf of global software company resulting in multiple defense verdicts or favorable settlement terms.
Representation in Connection with Professional Athletic League and Related Sports Injuries Class Action
Represented companies offering claims services and non-recourse loans to class members against allegations of impropriety by nationwide class counsel in connection with a professional athletic league and related sports injuries class action.
Representation in Putative Class Action Alleging RICO Violations
Represented corporate executives in putative class action cases across the country alleging violations of RICO statute in connection with fintech servicing relationships with banks and non-bank lenders.
Successfully Resolved Alleged UDAAP Violations for Executives Following Investigation
Successfully resolved investigations and potential claims against individual executives and corporations brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for alleged UDAAP violations in areas of telemarketing, online lending, and fintech partnerships.