Served as lead counsel on behalf of Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC who was sued in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan by the plaintiff, Wacoh Company. The plaintiff alleged that Mercedes and other automobile manufacturers infringed U.S. Patent No. 6,512,364, which relates to accelerometers used in the safety belt and anti-lock systems in vehicles. After a thorough investigation we determined that the suppliers of the accelerometers were responsible for indemnifying the claims of infringement against Mercedes. Thus, we successfully negotiated for a dismissal of Mercedes from the litigation.

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Insurance claims for national defense company involving construction delays in gasoline storage tank construction project
Handled claims under a builders risk/property policy for flood damage that shut down construction and significantly delayed completion of a propane more
Covad Communications v. BellSouth Corporation (antitrust litigation in Atlanta federal district court)
Served as lead in-house counsel representing BellSouth in this significant antitrust case, which raised issues under essential facilities doctrine more
Smith & Nephew Inc. v. Synthes (U.S.A.)
Represented Smith & Nephew in a patent infringement suit against Synthes Corp. in the Western District of Tennessee. After a three-week bench more
National counsel and local trial counsel for an international engineering and construction firm
The firm served as national counsel and local trial counsel (including 5 trials) for an international engineering and construction firm in asbestos more