Significant Victory in Multimillion-Dollar National Class Action for Men’s Retailer
Secured a significant victory for a men’s clothing retailer on a motion to dismiss in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The plaintiffs alleged that certain sales promotions were deceptive and sought certification for a nationwide class, as well as Maryland and California subclasses, potentially exposing our client to hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. The court dismissed the nationwide claims, claims relating to the Maryland subclass, and large portions of the California subclass. The firm moved to dismiss the small portions of the lawsuit that remain.
Managed Consumer Class Action Lawsuits for Major Men's Retailer
Managed multiple consumer class action lawsuits for major men’s retailer. Obtained a dismissal of one lawsuit, and have motions to dismiss pending on two additional lawsuits.
Represented Telecommunications Company in Multi-Defendant Case Alleging Over 30 Claims
Represented the plaintiff, a telecommunications company, before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York alleging breach of contract, breach of tariff and improper charges related to a master services agreement. The multi-defendant case involved more than 30 counts or claims, 10 tariffs and three contracts.
Claims Dismissed for Major Insurance Company in ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Class Actions
Defended a series of ERISA breach of fiduciary duty cases for a major insurance company and successfully obtained dismissal of two related class actions – one on a motion to dismiss and the other voluntarily after discovery closed.
Counsel for Triathalon Coaching Company on Agreements, Intellectual Property
Counsel for triathlon coaching company, Hardcoeur Coaching LLC, on all aspects of coaching and athlete agreements and intellectual property protections.
Defense Verdict for Insurance Company in RICO and Medicare Suit
Defended a major workers’ compensation insurance company against RICO and Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSPA) claims stemming from the denial of worker’s compensation benefits. Secured a defense verdict on a motion to dismiss, which was later affirmed on appeal.
Favorable Outcome for Automotive Supplier in Patent Infringment Trials
Served as co-lead counsel for a global Tier 1 Automotive Supplier in two International Trade Commission patent infringement trials involving claims of illegal importation of wiper products, resulting in an initial determination of infringement in favor of the supplier in one matter, and favorable settlement for the supplier following trial in the second matter.
Settlement in Patent Infringement Action for Automotive Supplier Against Canadian Competitor
Represented a global Tier 1 Automotive Supplier against a Canadian competitor in relation to patent infringement, product disparagement and trade dress claims in both federal court and ITC. The case ultimately settled.
Arbitration Award for Civil Contractor in Federal Construction Contract Matter
Served as lead counsel for one of the largest Michigan-based heavy civil contractors in obtaining a AAA arbitration award for the unpaid contract balance on a federal construction project.
Settlement in Patent Infringement Actions for Mobile Telecommunications Company
Represented mobile telecommunications company in patent infringement action in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas involving the routing of wireless E911 calls, and in U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware involving the sale of digital content, such as ringtones, over the internet. Both cases ultimately settled.
Settlement in Patent Infringement Action for Automotive Supplier
Represented a global Tier 1 Automotive Supplier in a patent infringement action in the Eastern District of Michigan involving friction-welded steel pistons, which ultimately settled.