Breach of anti-piracy and confidentiality covenants
Represented Cobbs, Allen & Hall, Inc. (CAH) in an action brought by CAH against four former employees for breach of anti-piracy and confidentiality covenants. CAH’s lawsuit also asserted claims against the former employees’ new employer for intentional interference with contractual relations. The trial court entered a $1 million sanctions award in favor of CAH as a result of discovery abuses committed by the defendants. Our team discovered that defendants were engaged in a scheme to conceal documents from production by placing spaces between letters of words in emails so the documents would not be found using electronic word searches. After years of contentious litigation, which included millions of pages of paper discovery and more than 40 depositions, the parties reached a settlement on the day the tortious inference trial was to begin.
Obtained defense verdict
Obtained defense verdict following a bench trial on plaintiff’s claims for fraud and fraudulent concealment, civil conspiracy, negligence, breach of contract, conversion, unjust enrichment, constructive trust, and accounting. Plaintiff was seeking in excess of $2.75 million in damages.
Obtained summary judgment
Successfully obtained summary judgment as to liability on behalf of air conditioning manufacturer seeking indemnification from a component manufacturer.
Cargo Master, LLC v. Dixie Pulp & Paper, Inc., Case No. 63-cv-2013-901513
Successfully obtained dismissal of action filed against Dixie Pulp & Paper, Inc. in Alabama state court.
Defeated motion for preliminary injunction
Successfully defeated a motion for preliminary injunction following evidentiary hearing.
Represented manufacturer in products liability litigation
Represented a tire manufacturer in products liability litigation in federal and state courts in Alabama arising out of alleged tire failures.