Represented ABT Building Products Corp. and ABT Co. Inc., one of the largest manufacturers of building materials in North America, and working with another firm, obtained a jury verdict of more than $18 million in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina (Statesville Division). ABT sought coverage under a three-year umbrella policy issued by National Union with respect to numerous class actions and individual lawsuits alleging defects in hardboard siding manufactured by ABT. The jury awarded our clients $2.5 million for breach of contract, $3.9 million for unfair and deceptive trade practices, $3.9 million for bad faith and $7.5 million in punitive damages for the carrier’s bad faith denial of coverage, misrepresentation of policy terms and failure to effectuate a prompt and fair settlement of the underlying lawsuit. The trial judge trebled the unfair and deceptive portion of the award and granted our clients’ motion for nearly $2 million in attorney fees. The Fourth Circuit affirmed. ABT Bldg. Prod. Corp. v. Nat'l Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, Inc., 472 F. 3d 99 (4th Cir. 2006). 

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Implementation of Brownfields Agreement for Kim's Greensboro Real Estate, LLC
Represented Kim's Greensboro Real Estate, LLC in the redevelopment of property that was the former site of a manufacturing plant for general more
Regulatory and compliance matters for Waffle House
Assisted Waffle House with ongoing federal and state regulatory and compliance matters. more
Defense of an investment adviser in various investment-related suits
Represented an investment adviser against a securities custodian and broker-dealer arising out of the theft of customer funds in an action alleging a more
Review of gaming licenses for an online gaming company
Represented a major online gaming company in connection with review of current gaming licenses in various jurisdictions with respect to a provision more