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International Copyright Dispute Over Curtis Mayfield’s Work

Jeff Horst and Michael Boutros represent Curtis Mayfield’s widow through Curtom Classics, LLC in this copyright dispute over the Superfly soundtrack. The dispute will first be heard in the UK and then depending on the resolution could be heard in the Northern District of Georgia.

$5 Million Judgment in Breach of Fiduciary Duty Lawsuit

Joyce Gist Lewis served as lead trial counsel representing the receiver of a failed community bank in the first case tried to a jury following the Georgia Supreme Court ruling in Fed. Deposit Ins. Corp. v. Loudermilk, which outlined the limits of Georgia’s business judgment rule as a defense to claims of director and officer […]

8-figure Pre-Suit Settlement Against Directors and Officers of Failed Bank

Joyce Gist Lewis secured a $14 million settlement against the former officers of a community bank in Puerto Rico after demonstrating that the officers breached their fiduciary duties and failed to comply with representations made to regulators as a condition of being permitted to transfer mortgage servicing from the bank’s holding company to the bank.

Commission Claim Resolved

Halsey Knapp and Adam Sparks represented a sales representative for a residential home building company who, after selling 35 new home, was terminated without cause.  We filed and resolved an AAA arbitration relating to commissions he had earned. (November 2018.)

$3.2 Million Settlement Against Former Bank Directors and Officers

Joyce Gist Lewis led a litigation team that obtained a $3.2 million settlement against former bank officers and directors who negligently approved commercial real estate loans in violation of the bank’s loan policy and without requiring cash equity from borrowers.

Federal Declaratory Judgment Dismissed

Joyce Gist Lewis received a dismissal with prejudice of federal declaratory judgment action filed by insurance company seeking to deny $5 million in director and officer liability coverage.

$650,000 Pre-Suit Settlement Against Real Estate Closing Attorney

Joyce Gist Lewis led a litigation team that obtained a $650,000 pre-suit settlement against a former real estate closing attorney for a community bank after demonstrating that the attorney facilitated same-day “flip” transactions and failed to advise his client that properties were acquired for hundreds of thousands of dollars less than the sales price represented […]

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