Successfully defeated a contested class certification motion for Volvo Group North America, LLC, in a nation-wide breach of warranty case in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. The plaintiffs filed suit against our client asserting claims based on alleged defects in two models of Volvo’s high-displacement diesel engines. The plaintiffs alleged that defects in various systems of the engines led to repeated malfunctions and breakdowns of the trucks in the field and that Volvo was unable to develop and implement adequate solutions to the defects. Five days after the court held a hearing on the class certification motion, the judge entered an order denying the plaintiffs’ motion for class certification. The court found that the plaintiffs failed to show how they could prove any issue central to the validity of their claims on a class-wide basis. The court also found that the plaintiffs failed to address the substantial choice of law issues or how the court could address the material variances in state law.

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Litigation for national cable company
Represented a leading national cable company in dispute with a regional telecom company over whether telecom’s IPTV services violate cable more
Multifaceted debt refinancing transaction for Interface Inc.
Represented Interface Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, production and sales of modular carpet, in its approximately $300 million public debt more
Patent prosecution and portfolio management for Emory University
Represent Emory University in connection with the provision of patent prosecution and portfolio management services in the areas of psychiatry, more
Counsel to pipeline company in manufacturing specialized products
Represented pipeline company, as lead counsel, in the design, manufacture and procurement of $5 million worth of specialized products. more