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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Asset sale for the Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr. Inc.
Represented Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr. Inc. in the sale of Dr. King's papers to a buyer sponsored by the City of Atlanta. more
American Eagle Outfitters Inc. v. Payless Shoesource Inc.
Represented American Eagle Outfitters in asserting its trademarks and advertising motif relative to advertising and sale of AMERICAN EAGLE footwear more
Strategic acquisition by international construction company
Represented Kajima International Inc. concerning the potential risks associated with the acquisition of another major U.S. general contractor on its more
Public offering for Superior Essex Inc.
Represented Superior Essex Inc. in an $86 million secondary public offering of common stock. more