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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Joint venture for WebMD
Represented WebMD, in connection with the international aspects of a $1 billion joint venture with NewsCorp. more
Construction dispute for major national general contractor
Represented a national general contractor in multimillion dollar dispute against a local hospital. The case involved significant delays and more
Defeasances of billions of dollars of CMBS loans
Represented servicer and special servicer in defeasances of billions of dollars of securitized mortgage loans. more
Settlement of a major title insurance claim for a 54 acre development project
Served as lead counsel representing the developer of a high profile, 54 acre project in a major title insurance claim arising out of an easement more