Represented Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, in a copyright case related to his 2007 hit “I Get Money.” Tyrone Simmons, the plaintiff in the matter, claimed he purchased the beat behind the record in 2006 from producer William Stanberry. In 2007, Stanberry sold the beat to 50 Cent, who used it to release “I Get Money.” Simmons filed a copyright infringement claim against Stanberry and 50 Cent in 2010, more than three years after the release of “I Get Money.” In 2014, a judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York dismissed Simmons’ claim, finding that his case was time-barred, a ruling that was later affirmed on appeal.
Cammeby’s Management Company, LLC v. Affiliated FM Insurance Company: Represented Affiliated in matter where Cammeby’s alleged that Affiliated breached the insurance contract by failing to pay only $10 million of $30 million coverage limit for losses caused by Superstorm Sandy. After an eight-day trial, a judge ruled that Affiliated proved by clear and convincing evidence that the endorsement containing the $30 million coverage limit contained a mutual mistake as to the amount of the coverage, that the actual coverage limit was $10 million, and that the policy was reformed accordingly.
Representing major insurer in reformation and coverage action relating to flood coverage for Hurricane Sandy.
Representing major bank in class actions relating to role as trustee with respect to RMBS certificates.
Represents performing rights organization in copyright, antitrust, and licensing litigation against music users on the Internet and wireless devices.
Represents major retailer in multiple litigations including those involving copyright infringement, breach of a patent license, and various real estate transactions.
Represents major manufacturer in multiple lawsuits involving CERCLA cost recovery matters.
Represents generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation involving colonoscopy preparation drug.
Represents a European telecommunications company in patent litigation involving international text messaging.
Represents a Danish manufacturer in patent litigation involving laser transponders.
Represents a Japanese clock manufacturer in copyright litigation and licensing negotiations with music publishers concerning IC chips in clocks.
Arbitration of trade secret and breach of contract case between a Canadian biopharmaceutical company and a U.S. biopharmaceutical firm involving inventorship and ownership of patent applications for methods of treating Alzheimer's disease, held under the auspices of the ICC. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
Represented major manufacturers in complex toxic tort matters relating to PCB, TCE and other contamination. Matters handled ranged from CERCLA issues, state law toxic tort claims (personal injury and property diminution), and insurance recovery issues (for both insured and insurers). (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
Jury trial on behalf of the private equity arm of a financial institution upheld on appeal, in an action involving the sale of several television stations, resulting in a verdict for the client. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
Represented financial business communications firm in dispute concerning ownership of intellectual property in business services software products. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
Represented educational publisher in dispute with authors of business books and software over royalties. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
Trial of pharmaceutical patent case between a Japanese pharmaceutical company and a Canadian generic pharmaceutical company under the Hatch-Waxman Act involving drug for treating ear infections. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
Represented sprinkler system manufacturer in multiple patent litigations relating to industrial sprinkler head manufacturing and design. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
Represented copyright owner against professional sports team for copyright infringement. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
Acted as national coordinating counsel and handled the negotiation of nationwide class action settlement on behalf of a sweepstakes publisher in numerous consumer protection sanctions, from inception through final approval on appeal of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)