Successfully represented the heirs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. against CBS Broadcasting Inc. in a highly publicized case before the Eleventh Circuit.  The decision upheld the validity of the copyright of the famous “I Have A Dream” speech against a challenge that it had entered the public domain.  Following briefing and oral argument, the Eleventh Circuit reversed a district court’s finding that Dr. King’s copyright in the speech “I Have A Dream” was forfeited when delivered in 1963 at the March on Washington and remanded the case for trial.  CBS thereafter agreed to a settlement of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Estate’s claim that CBS infringed copyrights when it used portions of the speech in a documentary by Mike Wallace. Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc. v. CBS, Inc., 194 F.3d 1211 (11th Cir. 1999), reh. denied, 207 F.3d 666 (11th Cir. 2000).

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Breach of contract involving a North Carolina university and a technology company
Successfully represented a North Carolina university in a 10-count complaint alleging breach of contract, fraud, defamation, etc. regarding an more
Copyright infringement litigation defense for one of the world's leading music companies
Represented one of the world's leading music companies in copyright infringement litigation. Summary judgment was granted in favor of our more
Acquisition by a national yarn manufacturer
Represented a large, privately owned yarn manufacturer in its acquisition of one of the largest suppliers in the United States and Canada of more
Amici curiae for Federal Express Corporation
Served as appellate counsel for amici curiae in support of a successful challenge in the Alabama Supreme Court to the practice of ex parte more