Successfully represented LaFace Records in a lawsuit brought by civil rights icon, Rosa Parks, for naming their Grammy nominated song “Rosa Parks.”  The suit alleged violations of the right of publicity and the Lanham Act, defamation and various other state law claims.  

Rosa Parks v. LaFace Records, 76 F.Supp. 2d 775 (E.D. Mich. 1999), aff'd in part, rev'd in part, 329 F.3d 437 (6th Cir. 2003), cert. denied, 2003 WL 22303348 (Dec. 8, 2003).

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Not-for-profit law advice for Breeders’ Cup Limited
Advised the not-for-profit Breeders’ Cup Limited, a thoroughbred horse race operator, on New York not-for-profit law, leading to a reorganization of more
Acquisition for a Swedish automated animal cage handling systems company
Represented a Swedish automated animal cage handling systems company in the acquisition of the company.  The firm negotiated commercial contracts more
Negotiation of an agreement for global manufacturer of sporting goods
Represented global manufacturer of sporting goods and apparel in connection with the negotiation of an agreement with Infor to license, implement and more
Barry W. Thomas v. Motorola, Inc.; Barry W. Thomas v. Cingular Wireless LLC, et al.; Barry W. Thomas v. Cox Communications, Inc., et al.; Thomas v. Adelphia Communications Corp., et al.; Thomas v. Alltel, et al.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a number of defendants, including Motorola, AT&T, and Cox Communications in two parallel patent more