Tried case and secured award in client’s favor before three-member arbitration panel related to breach of contract and alleged fraudulent representatives over sale of debenture. Witnesses at trial included experts in actuarial science and fair market valuation. The matter also involved a companion federal district court, which settled as a result of the arbitration.
Online travel company hotel occupancy tax litigation
National counsel for a leading facilitator of on-line travel company priceline.com in defense of numerous occupational tax cases and audits across the country. This role included serving as lead trial counsel in a two-week trial in New Hampshire. After securing a defense judgment at trial, Anne Marie argued before the New Hampshire Supreme Court, which upheld the trial court’s judgment.
HealthSouth v. former CEO and outside advisors
In October 2008, HealthSouth reached a settlement against its former investment bank, through which HealthSouth received $100 million in cash, in addition to the release of counterclaims and a $33 million judgment. The company’s claims against its former CEO, Richard Scrushy, were tried for two weeks in May 2009, after which the trial judge issued an opinion awarding the company over $2.8 billion in damages.
Member of trial team that secured defense verdict for Merck after Alabama state court jury trial. Coordinated state defense of claims with national team, including numerous jurisdictional battles, development of expert testimony, and preparation of cases for trial.
Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Tried week-long multimillion-dollar construction dispute in Poarch Band of Creek Indian Tribal Court.
Coordinated firm’s defense efforts for hundreds of state and multi-district court cases. Extensive work in developing removal briefing, expert testimony, and settlement strategy.
Post-arbitration enforcement disputes: University Commons-Urbana, Ltd. v. Universal Constructors, Inc., 304 F.3d 1331 (11th Circ. 2002); Crow Construction Company v. Jeffrey M. Brown Assoc., Inc., 264 F. Supp. 2d 217 (E.D. Pa. 2003)
Tried bench trial in Pennsylvania Federal District Court and jury trial in Alabama Federal District Court relating to post-arbitration challenges to arbitration awards.
Intergraph Corp. v. Intel Corp.
Defended Intel in complex matter involving patent, antitrust, and state law claims valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.