First chair trial attorney who has litigated and tried commercial, product liability, environmental, insurance, intellectual property and class action cases in courts and forums throughout Michigan and the United States.
Lead counsel for Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership in litigation and counseling arising out of a release from an oil pipeline. The litigation includes claims for property damage, personal injury, remediation, and business claims, in state and federal court, including defense of several class actions.
Lead Michigan counsel for The Dow Chemical Company in a putative class action alleging dioxin contamination of property from historic discharge of materials into the Tittabawasee River.
Lead counsel for Ford Motor Company in wide variety of commercial and product liability litigation, as well as dealer litigation and arbitrations, both internationally and throughout the United States.
Lead Michigan counsel for Lorillard Tobacco Company throughout the United States in a series of trademark infringement litigation arising from sale of counterfeit cigarettes. In one of the cases, obtained a published decision from the 6th Circuit establishing the proper standards for preliminary injunctions in trademark litigation, overturning the lower court?s denial of injunctive relief, and directing the trial court to enter a preliminary injunction without further proceedings.
Lead Michigan counsel for Microsoft Corporation in trademark and copyright infringement litigation arising from the sale of counterfeit software and other products. In one of the cases, received a published decision granting summary judgment, including an award of substantial attorney fees, which established standards for liability and damages in infringement cases in the Eastern District of Michigan.
Lead Counsel for MGM Grand Detroit in putative class action filed against all Detroit casinos arising out of proposed private enforcement of disassociated persons list at casinos. Dismissal of case affirmed by Michigan Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court.
Lead counsel for MGM Grand Detroit and other Detroit casinos in class action alleging violations of the Michigan Consumer Protection Act in the use and operation of certain types of slot machines. The trial court dismissed the case prior to discovery and the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of claims.