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Putative ERISA class action litigation against national airline
Representation of national airline company and former directors and officers in ERISA stock drop action and related claims in bankruptcy case. more Featured
Venture capital transaction for two venture capital firms
Represented two venture capital firms in a venture capital and investment fund transaction. more Featured
Unfair competition actions on behalf of major bottled water company
Represented a major bottled water company in unfair competition actions relative to advertising claims. more Featured
Formation and funding for start-up solar power company
Represented start-up solar power company with initial formation and funding. more Featured
Catastrophic injury services for burn injury from industrial boiler explosion
Represented a man injured when an industrial plant boiler exploded causing superheated steam to escape.  The case settled through mediation. more Featured
Catastrophic injury services for industrial accident
Represented a truck driver injured when an asphalt silo malfunctioned, spilling molten asphalt into the truck cab and trapping the driver. more Featured
Trust funds litigation for equitable accounting of lands and resources for a tribal community
Serves as lead counsel representing claims for an equitable accounting of the trust funds, lands and resources the U.S. government has held in trusts  more Featured
Product default claim stemming from off-road vehicle accident
Served as counsel for an individual in a product liability action against a manufacturer of components for 4x4 vehicles. Our client became paralyzed more Featured
Personal injury and products liability for injured child
Represented in a personal injury and products liability suit a four year old child who was seriously burned when a flammable liquid product was more Featured
Catastrophic injury services for family in product liability case
Represented a mother and her two young daughters in a product liability case against multiple defendants.  The family's mobile home caught fire when more Featured
Boardman Petroleum, Inc. v. Federated Mut. Ins. Co.
The firm served as lead counsel to Boardman Petroleum in two significant actions resulting in reported decisions. The first action was brought in the  more Featured
Litigation for a Georgia healthcare company
Represented a Georgia healthcare company in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of the hospital dismissing antitrust claims of a perinatologist who more Featured
Outsourcing for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers
Represented one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers in outsourcing of finance and accounting services. more Featured
Construction litigation for a general contractor
Represent a general contractor in complex litigation involving the construction of an approximately $13 million long-term, acute care hospital in more Featured
Master developer representation in transit-oriented development for Carter & Associates LLC 
Represented Carter & Associates LLC as master developer of Lindbergh City Center, a 50+ acre transit-oriented development adjacent to MARTA rapid  more Featured
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Expansion for the City of Atlanta
Represented the City of Atlanta by providing its Law Department with on-going legal counsel for its planned $6 billion, 10-12 year facility expansion  more Featured
Sherman Act conspiracy and monopoly claims against obstetrical staff of a major regional hospital
Represented the obstetrical staff of a major regional hospital in resisting Sherman Act conspiracy and monopoly claims made by a group of licensed more Featured
Damage claims of trust funds, lands and resources for a tribal community
Serves as lead counsel, representing a tribal community’s claims for damages for mismanagement of tribal trust funds, lands and resources the U.S. more Featured
Catastrophic injury services for chemical burn injury to industrial plant operator
Represented a man working as a chemical operator in an industrial plant.  He suffered severe burns when heated ingredients at near boiling point more Featured
Wrongful death litigation for a pro bono client
Represented a widow in a wrongful death suit against a railroad company arising from the derailment of an Amtrak passenger train in South Carolina. A  more Featured
Negotiation of Substantial Settlements for Four Tribes for Trust Mismanagement Claims Against the United States
Negotiated substantial settlements for four tribal clients in actions against the United States for mismanagement of trust funds and assets. more
In re Radnor Holdings Corp.
Represented lender in Chapter 11 bankruptcy of leading producer of foam cups and containers. more
Trespass Class Action Against the United States
Successfully represented a Tribe and over 1,000 allottees in a complex class action trespass claim against the United States regarding an expired more
Water Litigation for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Lead counsel for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in its case against California water districts seeking a declaration and quantification more
Employee Breach of Contract Litigation
Represented Office Depot, Inc. in a lawsuit in which the plaintiff claimed that our client breached an employment contract and was unjustly enriched more
Pro Bono work on behalf of the Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy
Pro bono work on behalf of the Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy, a non-profit entity using groundbreaking research and public education more
False Claims Act Retaliation Litigation
Represented Emory University, Inc. in an action brought by a former employee who claimed she was discharged for engaging in protected activity under more
Medical malpractice litigation for a Georgia hospital
Represented a Georgia hospital in medical malpractice litigation. more
Wyler Summit Partnership v. Turner Broadcasting System
Represented Turner Broadcasting System against a variety of breach of contract and related claims. The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of more
Consultation and analysis for possible construction claims
Provided consultation and analysis for possible claims arising from design and construction defects, as well as negligent maintenance of a high rise more
Lockton v. AT&T Broadband, et al.
Obtained summary judgment for leading telecommunications provider in business tort action brought by former officer and minority shareholder of more
Patent counseling for Clean Control Corporation
Performed patent work for Clean Control Corporation, an environmentally friendly cleaning solutions company. more
Trademark portfolio management for apparel design and sourcing company
Provide global trademark portfolio management and enforcement advice and assistance to an apparel design and sourcing company with prominent more
Patent licensing and litigation for global agricultural equipment company
Over the past several years, has drafted and/or negotiated the majority of IP agreements entered into by the client, working closely with in-house IP  more
Represented medical practice in False Claims Act litigation
Reached a favorable settlement with a relator, the federal government and State of Georgia for a medical practice in a Federal False Claims Act more
Successfully responded to a civil investigative demand and persuaded the DOJ not to take any action against client
Conducted an internal investigation and represented a healthcare practice in responding to a civil investigative demand and investigation into more
Asset sale of Greenleaf Environmental Group's environmental remediation business
Represent Greenleaf Environmental Group in the asset sale of its environmental remediation business including the sale of its solid waste processing more
Counsel for Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Provide counsel to the Attorney General of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians regarding litigation matters and provide risk management and risk more
Clean Air Act for subsidiaries of Rollins Inc. Western Fumigation and The Industrial Fumigant Company
Represent major subsidiaries of Rollins Inc., Western Fumigation and The Industrial Fumigant Company, in response to ongoing federal and state Clean more
Equity holder and secured creditor representation *
Led representation of an equity holder and secured creditor in a Chapter 11 case of a landfill developer. Achieved dismissal of bankruptcy case more
Burn injury litigation
Represented a worker injured in a transformer explosion.  The case settled through mediation. more
Representation in federal grand jury investigation for community bank
Successfully represented community bank in connection with a federal grand jury investigation into alleged criminal activity by a former bank employee more
Malpractice for minor
Represented a child injured when medical care following an automobile accident failed to address burn related injuries.  The case settled through more
Breach of contract litigation for several hospitals
Represented several hospitals in a breach of contract action against a healthcare management company. After discovery revealed evidence establishing more
Exide Technologies vs. Johnson Controls Battery Group Inc.
Represents Johnson Controls Battery Group, Inc., a leading battery manufacturer, in trade dress infringement litigation against Exide Technologies more
Clean Heat LLC v. Enviro-Log Management Inc.; Ultra-Clean Logs LLC v. Enviro-Log Management Inc.
Representing green technology company in two licensing disputes and prosecuting cross-claim for breach of warranty and fraud. (California more
Trademark litigation for owner of PASCHAL's restaurant brand
Successfully represented the owner of PASCHAL’S restaurant brand to retrieve nine website domain names that incorporated the famous PASCHALS more
Litigation for lender against breach of promissory note and guaranty agreement
Represented lender, in pursuing borrower and guarantor in a lawsuit for breach of a promissory note and breach of a guaranty agreement. Defeated more
Brand licensing and counsel to manufacturer of paper and paper products
Brand licensing and counsel to one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of tissue, packaging, paper, pulp, building products and more
Environmental counsel regarding removal of a legacy brownfields property
Assisted the client with removal of a legacy brownfields property from the Georgia Hazardous Site Inventory through new protections provided under more
Brownfields property purchase for Glynn County Georgia
Represent Glynn County, Georgia with regard to the purchase of a major brownfields property, which currently is listed on the federal Superfund list.  more
Litigation defense for real estate development firm
Represented a real estate development firm in action arising from a dispute with a law firm in San Diego. The California law firm had obtained a  more
Intellectual Property counseling for global provider of integrated energy management products
Represented leading global provider of integrated energy management products regarding smart meters and the support of smart grids. more
Catastrophic injury services for burn injury
Represented a nine year old girl seriously burned when an oil candle with an unguarded flame ignited her dress.  The case settled through mediation. more
In re South Fulton Medical Center Inc. *
Led representation of South Fulton Medical Center, Inc., a non-profit hospital, in its Chapter 11 case. Successfully sold assets to for-profit more
Litigation regarding the siting of a multi-modal transportation facility for county government
Represented county government in litigation against one of the nation's premier transportation companies regarding the siting of a multi-modal more
Health care litigation for hospital system
Represented hospital system in investigating potential Stark and anti-kickback law violations and subsequently in the preparation and submission of a  more
Compensation and benefit advice for leading southeast textile rental and envelope manufacturing company
Assisted a leading Southeast textile rental and envelope manufacturing company with compensation and benefit matters in connection with the spin-off more
Wrongful death industrial accident involving crane operator
Represented a man injured when a beam being moved by crane operator came into contact with an overhead power line electrocuting the man. The case was  more
Action against United States government for trespass and breach of contract
The firm serves as lead counsel for a Native American tribe in actions in federal district court and the court of federal more
Catastrophic injury services resulting from stove fire
Represented a man burned in an apartment stove fire when the smoke detector never sounded because it was improperly wired and had no battery backup.   more
Cyberfone Systems Inc. v. Amazon.com Inc. et al.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Intercontinental Hotels Corporation in defending a patent infringement case. We obtained summary more
Breach of contract litigation for Dash Crofts
Served as local counsel and lead trial counsel for Dash Crofts, of Seals & Crofts, a popular 1970s folk rock group, in a federal lawsuit raising more
Aeritas LLC v. Delta Air Lines Inc. and US Airways
Defending Delta Air Lines in the District of Delaware. Aeritas LLC filed multiple actions in District of Delaware alleging infringement of the use of  more
Bear Creek Technologies Inc. v. Cox Communications Inc. et al.
Represents Cox Communications, Inc. in a patent infringement suit filed by Bear Creek Technologies, Inc. in the Eastern District of Virginia. more
GTZM Technology Ventures LTD v. Cox Communications Inc. and CSC Holdings LLC, et al.
Represents Cox Communications, Inc. and CSC Holdings, LLC in a patent infringement suit pending in the District of Delaware involving modem more
Wolfe v. DuPont
Represented E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a toxic tort personal injury action in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The matter was more
Sky Technologies LLC v. Microsoft Corporation et al.
Represented Manhattan Associates in a patent infringement litigation in the District of Massachusetts. The plaintiff asserted a patent related to more
Leon Stambler v. Atmos Energy Corp., et al.
Represented Delta Air Lines and United Airlines in a patent infringement litigation in the Eastern District of Texas. The plaintiff asserted patents more
Labor and employment litigation for supply chain management company
Represented a supply chain management company in a case in federal court in Georgia in which plaintiff and a class of similarly more
Environmental Counseling for Southeast Lumber Manufacturers Association (SLMA)
Represent Southeast Lumber Manufacturers Association (SLMA), a trade association with approximately 125 independent lumber manufacturer member more
Counsel for a city on waste water treatment plants
Represented a city to defend against $34 million dollars in contractor claims on several waste water treatment plants. The case against the city  more
Represented a political activist
In this court-appointed case, the firm represented a political activist serving a life sentence for murder, sued the Georgia prison system, alleging more
Wrongful death
Represented the parents of a 28-year-old woman in wrongful death action filed in Kentucky against a corporate defendant. The decedent was a single, more
Complex business litigation for paperboard container manufacturer
Successfully defended paperboard container manufacturer in a wrongful termination action brought by a timber supplier who was seeking to recover the more
Mohawk Industries Inc. and Shaw Industries Inc. v. Interface Inc.
Represented Interface Inc. in a suit filed by two competitors alleging that Interface had "falsely marked" certain carpet tiles and thus was subject more
Shareholder derivative litigation against senior living facility
Represent the officers and directors of a publicly held company in a shareholder derivative action pending in the Business Court in the State of more
Patent litigation for developer and manufacturer of plastic and fiber products
Lead counsel for the plaintiff, a leader in the development and manufacturing of porous plastic and porous fiber products, in patent more
Real estate related Chapter 11 bankruptcy litigation for special servicer
Represented special servicer of approximately $125 million of secured mezzanine debt in a real estate related Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding in the  more
Putative nationwide class action litigation against national telecommunications company
Represented a national telecommunications company in a putative class action lawsuit, in which plaintiffs alleged fraud over its allegedly defective

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Southern Mills Inc. d/b/a TenCate Protective Fabrics v. Insight Holding Group LLC (significant contract litigation in federal district court and in arbitration)
Obtained a major victory for the firm’s client Southern Mills d/b/a TenCate Protective Fabrics in a complex case involving a contract for the sale of  more
Parma Community General Hospital v. Premier Anesthesia of Parma (jury trial of contract and fraud claims in the Northern District of Ohio)
Secured a significant victory for our client, Premier Anesthesia LLC (“Premier”), an anesthesiology practice management company, after a seven-day more
Catastrophic injury services for injury caused by disconnected gas line
Represented a man injured when a gas stove exploded as a result of disconnected propane gas line.  The case settled through mediation. more
Catastrophic injury services for burn injuries involving uncapped gas line
Represented a mother and children severely burned following explosion caused by uncapped gas line. more
Electrocution injury representation involving high voltage power line
Represented a man who sustained an electrocution injury when coming into contact with a downed high voltage power line while walking in woods.  The more
Burn injury and wrongful death *
Represented a man in litigation when a hot water heater explosion killed his wife and burned one of his sons. more
Products liability litigation against drapery manufacturer and retailer
In a county located in the Southeast United States, a minor and her parents were represented in a case involving the minor child who had suffered more
Insurance litigation for nBank
The firm served as lead counsel in representing nBank in its efforts to recover under a Financial Institution Bond for losses arising out more
Sale of manufacturing facility of North American industrial textile manufacturer and distributor.
Represented a major North American industrial textile manufacturer and distributor in the sale of a manufacturing facility and its entry into a more
Sewer use agreements for a municipal and county government *
Represented a municipal and county government in preparation of sewer use agreements with developers. more
Burn injury
Represented a burn victim in a personal injury claim.  The victim was severely burned at work when anhydrous ammonia released from a refrigeration more
Product liability claim for burn injuries
Represented a man who suffered second and third degree burns in a product liability claim.  The injuries occurred when a pressure washer lacking more
Patent prosecution counseling for a welding company
Represented a welding company in patent prosecution matters, helping them obtain a significant number of new patents, and providing validity and more
Acquisition for Saint Joseph's Medical Group
Represented Saint Joseph's Medical Group in acquisition of Vascular Institute of Georgia, P.C. and Georgia Vascular Clinic, P.A. more
Burn injury litigation
The firm served as lead counsel for a couple in a catastrophic injury case. The victim was a maintenance worker who was burned by superheated steam more
2011 A. Stephens Clay Good Apple Awards
Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice presented one of four 2011 A. Stephens Clay Good Apple Awards to Kilpatrick Townsend in recognition of more
Burn injury litigation
Represented a woman who suffered burns from a flaming drink she ordered at a restaurant.  The drink, which contained grain alcohol, exploded.  The more
Litigation for health care institutional system
Represented an institutional health care system in a qui tam action brought by a former staff anesthesiologist who alleged improper billing of more
Electrocution injury involving power line *
Represented a child who suffered an electrocution injury when climbing a tree and coming into contact with a power line. more
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act internal investigation
Conducted an internal investigation into Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues in the Caribbean for a public company and later, provided extensive more
Acquisition of Augusta Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery by University Health Care System
Represented University Health Care System in acquisition of Augusta Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery, P.C. more
Wrongful death from mid-air collision
Successful settlement for the family of the pilot of small jet who was killed in a mid-air collision that resulted from error by the pilot of more
Construction defects litigation for a retirement community facility
Represented a retirement community facility in connection with suit against architect, contractor and roofing component manufacturer for widespread more
Fraudulent conveyance litigation for former shareholder and director *
Represented a former shareholder and director of debtor in fraudulent conveyance lawsuit brought by the Trustee of Northlake Foods. Matter pending. more
Products liability litigation over burn injury
Represented two children injured when acetone spilled from a non child-resistant container onto a kerosene heater causing an explosive fireball.  more
Nisqually Indian Tribe v. Christine Gregoire, et al.
Successfully represented Frank’s Landing Indian Community (Frank’s Landing) in contract litigation dispute. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals more Case Study
Violation of General NPDES Stormwater Permit
Represented developer with regard to federal citizen suit action brought by adjacent property owner claiming violations of General NPDES Stormwater

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Litigation and public relations for medical laboratory testing company
Represented medical laboratory testing company in defending tort and battery claims asserted against one of its contractor phlebotomist by multiple more
In re HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation et al. *
Led representation of HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation, et al., a home mortgage originator and servicer, in their Chapter 11 cases. Matter pending.

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Workplace violence suit for an aerospace and defense company
Represented an aerospace manufacturing company in a wrongful death, personal injury and race discrimination lawsuit arising from a more
Franchise agreement negotiations for music franchisor
Managed a successful negotiation for a background music franchisor with its franchisee association for the system-wide renewal of a significantly more
Burn injury
Represented a woman injured when superheated grease from a fryer spilled on her causing serious burns.  The case settled through mediation. more
Business litigation for financial advisor
Represented a registered financial adviser and its principals in a lawsuit filed in Georgia state court by a dissatisfied advisee who claimed that more
Catastrophic injury litigation for a minor child
Represented a minor child who was mistreated by an orthopedic physician resulting in total loss of hip joint. more
Civil rights claim involving significant scald burns
Represented the family of a special needs adult who sustained significant scald burns, from which he later died, while a resident in a state-run more
Burn injury
Represented a woman when malfunctioning temperature controls on a hot tub caused her to suffer scald burn injury.  The case settled for a more
Patent prosecution and counseling for Georgia Health Sciences
Represent Georgia Health Sciences in preparing and prosecuting numerous U.S. and international patent applications, including applications relating more

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Burn injury litigation
Represented a woman who suffered burns from a flaming drink she ordered at a restaurant.  The drink, which contained grain alcohol, exploded.  The more
Burn injury and wrongful death
Represented a man in litigation when a hot water heater explosion killed his wife and burned one of his sons. more
Burn injury litigation
The firm served as lead counsel for a couple in a catastrophic injury case. The victim was a maintenance worker who was burned by superheated steam more
Catastrophic injury services for burn injury from industrial boiler explosion
Represented a man injured when an industrial plant boiler exploded causing superheated steam to escape.  The case settled through mediation. more