Obtained a preliminary injunction on behalf of three real estate companies, preventing the defendant from using our clients' names to describe its real estate services. The District Court rejected the defendant's reliance on the nominative fair use defense. On appeal the Third Circuit adopted a new test for nominative fair use cases and remanded the case. The parties settled before any further proceedings on remand.

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ERISA class action involving Reynolds American Inc.

Represented R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJRT) successfully in Employee Retirement Security Act (“ERISA”) class action.
On February 18, more

Creative defense of Banque Audi in dilution case
Represented Banque Audi, one of the largest consumer banks in Lebanon that also does business in the U.S. and whose name is identical to a major car more
Defense of breach of fiduciary duty claims and pursuit of insurance coverage for directors and officers of high-technology company and related investment funds
Defended former directors and officers of high-technology company and related investment funds against breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and other more
License for domain name for Lasvegas.com
Represented Lasvegas.com LLC in negotiating a 99-year license for domain name, including formation of special-purpose LLC to hold intellectual more