In litigation, there are very few mechanisms that are as powerful and game changing as the remedy offered by preliminary injunctive relief. Because preliminarily-granted injunctive relief is an extraordinary remedy, both in terms of its timing and effectiveness, it is absolutely essential to understand the best strategy to pursue in obtaining that relief and, if you represent the party opposing that outcome – recognizing the ways in which you can persuade a judge to deny that remedy when your client is given an opportunity to be heard. In this Sound Advice, Dana Lumsden, of Bradley's Charlotte office, provides advice on obtaining or resisting injunctive relief.
Listed in Benchmark Litigation, "Litigation Star," North Carolina, 2014-2015 Listed in Business North Carolina Magazine, “Legal Elite,” Commercial Litigation, 2013 Listed in North Carolina Lawyers Weekly “Emerging Legal Leaders,” 2010 Diversity and Inclusion Award, 2019 Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2009 Listed in LMG Life Sciences, "Life Sciences Star," 2019-2020, 2022 North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, Class of 2019 Legal Aid of North Carolina, Mecklenburg County Bar Individual Pro Bono Award, 2023 Watkins v. MTD Products Co. and Lowe’s Companies, Inc., - As lead trial counsel defended manufacturer of riding lawn mower and retailer in product liability case involving a $10 million claim of damages due to alleged traumatic brain injury. United States v. Bank of America, et al. - The firm represented Ally Financial, Inc, Residential Capital, LLC and GMAC Mortgage in the largest national joint state/federal government settlement in history. The case began with “robo-signing” investigation and then broadened into examination of the mortgage industry. The case involved 49 state attorney generals, 48 state banking departments, the Department of Justice, the Department of Treasury, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Consumer Financial Protect Bureau, and the Federal Trade Commission. Advised an International Financial Institution - Advised an international financial institution in the investigation of an employment discrimination class action brought by employees of the company’s securities operations. Confidential Arbitration in an International Dispute - Tried a confidential arbitration for a Japanese multi-national corporation in an international dispute involving the design and construction of a power plant in South America. Confidential Arbitration on Behalf of National Insurance Company - Tried a confidential arbitration that resulted in a favorable award on behalf of a national insurance company. Defended a National Advertising and Branding Company - Defended a national advertising and branding company in a multi-million dollar wrongful death claim brought in Massachusetts Superior Court. Defended a Publicly-Traded Wireless Communications and Technology Company - Defended a publicly-traded wireless communications and technology company in a business dispute with one of its suppliers in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Defended a Software and Telecommunications Company - Defended a software and telecommunications company in a business dispute involving allegations of fraud, unfair trade practices, and negligent misrepresentation in New York State Supreme Court. Enforced a Multi-State Covenant-Not-to-Compete - Enforced a Multi-State Covenant-Not-To-Compete on the behalf of a Virginia-based municipal services company. Represented a National D&O Insurer - Represented a national D&O insurer in a confidential coverage dispute arising out of claims against the management of manufacturing company. Represented a National Insurance Company - Represented a national insurance company in coverage action involving allegations of property damage due to mold growth. Represented a National Insurance Company - Represented a national insurance company in a multi-million dollar environmental coverage action brought by an international mining concern. Represented an Individual Investor - Represented an Individual Investor in a business dispute with an international brokerage and securities firm. Trademark License Agreement for Leggings - Drafted and negotiated trademark license agreement for socks/leggings and other related apparel.