Experience
  • General Experience
    • 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.  

      Tucker v. Scrushy, (Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Ala. 2009)
      Counsel for HealthSouth Corporation in obtaining $2.8 billion judgment in a non-jury trial of claims against HealthSouth's former CEO for breach of fiduciary duty arising out of a multibillion-dollar accounting fraud.

      Favorable summary judgment
      Obtained favorable summary judgment on behalf of a client in Alabama state court.

      Summary judgment and dismissal
      Trial counsel representing national hospice provider in intervened and unsealed False Claims Act action which alleged the admission and recertification of patients who were not terminally ill. A three- month trial ultimately resulted in summary judgment for the client and dismissal of a $200 million lawsuit.  

      Secured settlement against investment bank
      Part of team that secured a substantial settlement recovery from a large investment bank arising from allegations of misconduct while advising a national rehabilitation provider.