Brokered an advantageous settlement agreement for Washington University in St. Louis in a complex copyright infringement action. The case involved the University's acquisition of a film and media archive in 2001 consisting of various documentary film materials that were collected by the late Henry Hampton, the documentary filmmaker famous for his critically acclaimed television series on civil rights in America, "Eyes on the Prize." Six years after acquiring and housing the archive materials in the University's Film and Media Archive, the late Henry Hampton's media company sued the University in Boston, Massachusetts for copyright infringement, conversion and various other claims based on the University's possession and use of the archive. We immediately filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit and entered into settlement discussions that raised nuanced and novel questions of copyright law.

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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
Environmental class action litigation for farmers and an agricultural association
Represented commercial seed farmers and their agricultural trade association who were sued in Idaho state court in a nuisance and trespass class more
Acquisition for financial services corporation
Represented a financial services corporation in connection with its acquisition of a leading manufacturer and distributor of truck and trailer more
Wilkins et al. v. PPG Industries, Inc. et al.
Successfully defended E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a toxic tort action claiming wrongful death allegedly caused by exposure to trace more