The firm served as lead counsel in representing the Atlanta Braves in its effort to recover benefits under a disability insurance policy compensating the Braves for time that former pitcher Mike Hampton was "disabled" by injury. Hartford Life, the carrier under the insurance policy, had paid the Braves for the time that Hampton missed from 2005 through 2007, but took the position that Hampton's left torn pectoral muscle--sustained while warming up in the bullpen minutes before his first start during the first week of the 2008 season--was not covered under the policy because it was unrelated to his prior arm injuries. In February, we brought suit against Hartford Life in federal court in the Northern District of Georgia. After some discovery and a mediation, the case settled on a confidential basis.

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Right of Publicity/Copyright/Parody advice for Source Marketing Group
Advised Source Marketing Group on intellectual property issues related to proposed advertising campaign using parodies of current and old movie and more
Health and welfare counseling for a natural gas distributor
Counsel a natural gas distributor on compliance issues relating to health and welfare plans, employee communications and reporting requirements. more
Intellectual property portfolio management services for one of the largest apparel companies in the world
Represents one of the largest apparel companies in the world in protecting their hosiery, hosiery machinery, knitwear, casual wear, shoes, lingerie more
Executive compensation and employee benefit matters for major North American bottled water company
Redesigned the executive deferral plans, split dollar life insurance plans and executive health plans for a major North American bottled water more