Won a summary judgment dismissing a copyright infringement lawsuit brought against Beyoncé, Sony BMG and the co-writers and publishers of “Baby Boy.” The court found that Beyoncé’s Grammy Award-winning song “Baby Boy” did not infringe the plaintiff’s copyright. The decision was affirmed on appeal in all respects. Armour v. Knowles, 2006 WL 2713787 (S.D. Tex. filed Sep 21, 2006), aff’d, 512 F.3d 147 (5th Cir. 2007) (per curiam).
Won the dismissal of a client from a $30 million Civil Rights Act race discrimination suit when federal court granted the client’s motion to dismiss.
Settled a $15 million lawsuit brought against a music industry client within weeks of the case being filed. The client paid nothing to settle the case, and the plaintiffs released all of their claims against the client.
Represented Grammy Award-winning recording artist in royalty dispute with record label. Procured payment of all unpaid royalties owed by label to client.
Established personal jurisdiction over Australian defendants who sent defamatory emails to Texas client. Gateway Logistics Group, Inc. v. Dangerous Goods Management Australia Pty, Ltd., 2006 WL 314441 (S.D. Tex. filed Feb 9, 2006) (establishing jurisdiction over Australian defendants)
Obtained reversal of trial court judge’s ruling removing client’s lis pendens against a parcel of real property. In re Mousa, 2004 WL 2823172 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] filed Dec 9, 2004)
Case involving interpretation of arbitration clause in unique factual pattern. Covington v. Aban Offshore Ltd., 650 F.3d 556 (5th Cir. 2011)
Boss Mgmt. Servs. v. Acceptance Ins. Co., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 69666 (S.D. Tex. Sep. 19, 2007)
Wilson v. Barcella, 284 Fed. Appx. 210 (S.D. Tex. July 10, 2008)
Pendergest-Holt v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London, 751 F.Supp.2d 876 (S.D.Tex. 2010)