Represented the HoltraChem Manufacturing Co., a producer of chlorine and other chemicals, in the largest OSHA fine in North Carolina history. Our team successfully negotiated a fine reduction from $1 million to $110,000 paid over 12 months. Subsequently, we defended our client in a suit brought by 71 individual plaintiffs/former employees seeking class action relief alleging various injuries from mercury poisoning. The plaintiffs’ counsel had brought a similar case in Georgia in which our firm was not involved that settled for over $20 million. In our North Carolina case, the Company chose to fight rather than settle. After several years of litigation, we won summary judgment which was upheld on appeal to the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court.

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Patent prosecution and counseling for Rice University
Represents Rice University in pursuing patent coverage in the area of biologically active nitric oxide (NO) releasing polymers and methods of their more
Defense of City of Augusta, Georgia against state Clean Water Act enforcement action
Represented the City of Augusta, Georgia in defense of a Georgia EPD Clean Water Act enforcement action. more
Severance arrangements for a provider of technology solutions to the financial world
Provided advice, separation agreements, and related documents to a provider of technology solutions to the financial world in connection more
Trademark counsel for the American Cancer Society
Represents the American Cancer Society in trademark matters and in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal more