Successfully represented LaFace Records in a lawsuit brought by civil rights icon, Rosa Parks, for naming their Grammy nominated song “Rosa Parks.”  The suit alleged violations of the right of publicity and the Lanham Act, defamation and various other state law claims.  

Rosa Parks v. LaFace Records, 76 F.Supp. 2d 775 (E.D. Mich. 1999), aff'd in part, rev'd in part, 329 F.3d 437 (6th Cir. 2003), cert. denied, 2003 WL 22303348 (Dec. 8, 2003).

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Right of Publicity litigation on behalf of Russian comedian
Represented Russian comedian, Evgeni Petrosyan, against satellite television broadcaster for unlicensed use of image in advertising campaign; secured more
Mutual to stock conversion and IPO of Newport Federal Savings Bank
Represented Newport Federal Savings Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $45.2 million initial public offering by its newly public more
In re Vesta Insurance Group, Inc.
Represented the creditors' committee and then plan trustee for Vesta Insurance Group Inc. in connection with its liquidation. The firm assisted with more
Environmental coverage litigation for a major electrical equipment manufacturer
Represented a major electrical equipment manufacturer in environmental coverage litigation. more