The firm served as lead counsel and scored a major victory for BellSouth Advertising & Publishing Corporation in a class action filed against the company by South Florida advertisers, seeking refunds for the time period in which delivery of the 2005-2006 directories had been allegedly delayed when Hurricane Wilma struck South Florida. The case was originally filed in federal district court in Miami but was transferred to Atlanta on our motion to enforce the mandatory forum selection clause in the terms and conditions of the advertisers' contracts. On October 28, 2008, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the Northern District of Georgia's decision denying class certification and granting summary judgment to the company. This victory was significant because similar state-wide class actions against AT&T in California had been certified.

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Merger of Pro Brand International Inc.
Represented Pro Brand International, Inc., in its merger with special purpose acquisition company Granahan McCourt Acquisition Corp. (AMEX: GHN). Pro more
City of Raleigh groundwater variance
Obtained complex variance for the City of Raleigh allowing the use of monitored natural attenuation to remediate groundwater and resulting in savings more
Design/build agreements for correctional facilities
Drafted and negotiated design/build agreements on behalf of P.J. Dick Incorporated for the construction of three campus-style correctional facilities more
Alternative dispute resolution for a Las Vegas-based developer
Represented a Las Vegas-based developer/owner in a complex $85 million arbitration with its general contractor. The dispute arose out of the more