David Gallo and Jacob Edwards successfully challenge jurisdiction of arbitrator and secure dismissal of all claims

David and Jake represented a Coin Operated Amusement Machine (COAM) Master licensee in an arbitration brought by another COAM licensee.  Claimant alleged that the firm’s client received, but failed to pay for, nearly $1mm worth of COAM-related equipment.  The firm filed a successful challenge to the arbitrator’s jurisdiction, resulting in the dismissal all claims and […]

Krevolin & Horst grows and diversifies its practice with addition of multiple attorneys

Krevolin & Horst continues to grow, adding three attorneys to its corporate/M&A practice. A commercial real estate associate and litigation associate have also joined the firm. Jennifer Whitton joins Krevolin & Horst as a partner and new leader of KH’s healthcare practice, coming from BakerHostetler’s Atlanta office. Jennifer brings more than a decade of experience […]

U.S. Supreme Court: Federal Arbitration Act Does Not Apply to Employment Contracts of Airline Cargo Loaders

By R. David Gallo The U.S. Supreme Court issued an arbitration-related decision on June 6, 2022.  In Southwest Airlines Co. v. Saxon, No. 21-309, the Court weighed in on the scope of the Federal Arbitration Act’s Section 1 exclusion of certain employment contracts. Summary.  FAA Section 2 makes “valid, irrevocable, and enforceable” an agreement to […]

David Gallo and Jacob Edwards secure rare summary judgment win in arbitration

David and Jake represented a Coin Operated Amusement Machine (COAM) Master licensee in an arbitration brought by another COAM Master licensee.  Claimant alleged that the firm’s client tortiously interfered with Claimant’s prior-existing contract to place COAM machines in a certain location.  The firm filed a successful summary judgment motion, dismissing the claims against our client […]

Halsey G. Knapp, Jr. and Barclay H. Vallotton secure favorable jury verdict in a reverse discrimination lawsuit against City of Atlanta

Krevolin & Horst attorneys Halsey G. Knapp, Jr. and Barclay H. Vallotton secured a federal jury verdict in favor of the City of Atlanta in a reverse discrimination lawsuit against the City. Mr. Knapp and Ms. Vallotton were part of a trial team led by Halima White of Employment Law Solution. The team defended the […]

Choice-of-Law Clauses: Which Law(s) Are You Actually Choosing?

By R. David Gallo On April 18, 2022, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. v. Oceltip Aviation 1 Pty Ltd., — F.4th —, 2022 WL 1136990 (2022), affirming the district court’s confirmation of an arbitration award. Savannah, Georgia-based Gulfstream prevailed in AAA arbitration against Australia-based Oceltip in a dispute […]

Attorneys secure victory in federal court for client fighting discrimination claims

Krevolin & Horst attorneys Joyce Gist Lewis, Barclay H. Vallotton, and Jamil A. Favors recently secured a win for their clients in federal court. The team represented the City of Atlanta and its Director of the Office of Zoning and Development against discrimination claims by two white former city employees. Both former employees alleged they […]