Armour v. Knowles

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’d512 F.3d 147 (5th Cir. 2007) (per curiam).

Civil Rights Case

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.

Music Industry Case

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.

Music Industry Case

Represented Grammy Award-winning recording artist in royalty dispute with record label. Procured payment of all unpaid royalties owed by label to client.

Gateway Logistics v. Dangerous Goods Management Australia Pty Ltd.

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)

In re Mousa

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)

Energy Industry Case

Case involving interpretation of arbitration clause in unique factual pattern.  Covington v. Aban Offshore Ltd., 650 F.3d 556 (5th Cir. 2011)

Construction Industry Case

Boss Mgmt. Servs. v. Acceptance Ins. Co., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 69666 (S.D. Tex. Sep. 19, 2007)

Governmental Immunity Case

Wilson v. Barcella, 284 Fed. Appx. 210 (S.D. Tex. July 10, 2008)

Insurance Industry Case

Pendergest-Holt v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London, 751 F.Supp.2d 876 (S.D.Tex. 2010)

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.