Litigation

September 28, 2016

Watkins & Giallourakis Win Summary Judgment in Madison County, IL

On September 16, 2016, Trey Watkins, Nick Giallourakis, and their Illinois counsel obtained summary judgment for a premises defendant client in a secondary asbestos exposure case filed in Madison County, Illinois.  Our client was the sole remaining defendant at the time of the summary judgment hearing, which was held only three days prior to when the case was set for trial.  Forman Watkins and our Illinois counsel successfully persuaded Judge Stobbs that plaintiff’s exposure affidavits were not timely produced in discovery and should be stricken from the record.  They were then able to convince Judge Stobbs that, in the absence of the stricken affidavits, plaintiff could not establish the frequency, regularity, and proximity exposure elements necessary to satisfy the Illinois causation standard.  Judge Stobbs dismissed all of plaintiff’s secondary exposure claims against our client, who was facing a final trial setting if unsuccessful. Trey Watkins and Nick Giallourakis are partners in the Jackson, Mississippi office.  Both routinely represent clients involved in Illinois asbestos litigation, and Nick Giallourakis is licensed in Illinois. For more information, please contact Holland Familia, Marketing Director, at 601-960-8600 or Holland@formanwatkins.com.

October 21, 2015

FW&K Team Successfully Petitions Delaware Supreme Court to Accept Interlocutory Appeal

Nick Giallourakis, Joshua Metcalf and Daniel Roberts, along with Delaware local counsel, successfully petitioned the Delaware Supreme Court to accept an interlocutory appeal on the issue of whether a company that registers to do business in Delaware but has almost no other contact with the state is subject to general personal jurisdiction there.

April 21, 2015

Fred Krutz & Daniel Mulholland Represent Google Against Mississippi Attorney General

Krutz & Mulholland represented Google Inc. in an action under 28 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Mississippi Attorney General in Mississippi federal court. Google claimed that the Attorney General had violated Google’s rights under the First Amendment, the Communications Decency Act, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.