Represented a leading supplier of fridge packs and other beverage containers in litigation brought by a former sales representative claiming an enormous sum of unpaid commissions. The firm was retained to take over defense of the lawsuit while the parties awaited a ruling on the client's summary judgment motion, fully briefed more than three years earlier. Due to this incredible delay in ruling on the motion, the plaintiff filed a motion for recusal. Shortly after being retained, the court clerk called our attorneys to let them know that the judge had prepared an order denying the client's motion. In light of the plaintiff's request for recusal, however, the court said that it would not enter the order and would instead transfer the case to Business Court. Anticipating that the Business Court would simply sign the order prepared by the prior judge, we identified additional arguments entitling the client to summary judgment, and persuaded the Business Court to let our client file a supplemental brief almost four years after the last summary judgment brief had been filed. One week after the hearing, the court entered an order granting summary judgment to our client on all counts. The defendant immediately appealed the Business Court’s decision. The firm prepared all of the appellate briefing, and the appellate court affirmed the Business Court's ruling.

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Health and welfare counseling for a natural gas distributor
Counsel a natural gas distributor on compliance issues relating to health and welfare plans, employee communications and reporting requirements. more
Brownfields Agreement for property redevelopment for clothing manufacturer
Represented manufacturer as the developer in negotiations with the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources to obtain a Brownfields more
Intellectual property and litigation for an aerospace and automotive products manufacturer
Defended an aerospace and automotive products manufacturer in a complex intellectual property licensing dispute involving allegations of breach of more
Race discrimination class action for one of the largest U.S. forest product manufacturers
Represented one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers in a suit brought against our client in Alabama Federal court by the EEOC on behalf more