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Summary Judgment Affirmed
In a case that has received national attention, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled in favor of a major motion picture studio, movie distributor and music company, affirming summary judgment in the decision Moore v. The Weinstein Company, LLC, et al. Waller is proud to have successfully represented the filmmakers in the matter.
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Working with LifePoint and Duke to Build a Major Network
Waller has been working with Duke LifePoint Healthcare since the formation of this innovative partnership between Duke University Health System, one of the country’s leading academic health systems, and LifePoint Hospitals®, a leading hospital system with multiple hospital campuses across the United States. Waller is honored to assist Duke LifePoint Healthcare in building a dynamic network of hospitals and healthcare providers that is quality driven, adaptive to change and financially strong. Read More >
DCS and the First Amendment
Congratulations to The Tennessean for winning first place and receiving a First Amendment Award at the Associated Press Media Editors’ Journalism Excellence Awards. The honors were given for the publication's ongoing coverage of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS) and the department’s handling of cases involving children who died or nearly died. Read More >
On November 20, 2013, Passport Health Communications, Inc., was acquired in an $850 million transaction by Experian plc, the London-based information services company. Waller represented Passport– a longtime client – in the transaction. Read More >
Lawsuit Settlement to Bring
$40 Million for Tennessee Charities
The State of Tennessee will receive $40 million as a result of the settlement of a dispute between two public companies and the court-appointed Receiver for two nonprofits. “With Waller’s assistance, the Tennessee Attorney General has ensured that Tennessee nonprofit corporations are governed and operated in accordance with their charitable purposes,” said Receiver James Skinner, who retained Waller to represent him in the litigation. Read More >
PHGE + IP = Energy
PHG Energy LLC (PHGE) provides global sales, distribution and support for renewable energy equipment and processes. Since the company’s formation in 2010, Waller has helped PHGE with legal services in support of the company’s strategic plan to develop and acquire key intellectual property and technology rights and deliver innovative alternative energy systems. Read More >
On the Road to Victory: Jury Finds No Retaliatory Discharge in Alabama Trial
A major national retailer defeated accusations of retaliatory discharge related to worker’s compensation claim in a jury trial where deliberations lasted less than one hour.
This was one of three out-of-town jury verdicts obtained by Waller’s L&E team in 2013. Read More >
On the Road to Victory: Jury Finds No Harassment in Alabama Trial
Logan’s Roadhouse took accusations of sexual harassment and discrimination in promotion to a jury trial in Alabama and defeated all claims.
This was the one of three out-of-town jury verdicts obtained by Waller’s L&E team in 2013. Read More >
Deal of the Year: Huron Capital's
Investment in Dynamic Dental
In August 2013, Huron Capital Partners LLC invested in Dynamic Dental Partners, a dental services organization that provides operational support to a network of dental practices in Florida, Arizona and Virginia. In December 2013, the transaction was recognized as the M&A Deal of the Year ($25mm to $50mm) at the 12th Annual M&A Advisor Awards in New York. Waller is honored to have represented Huron Capital Partners in the transaction. Read More >
Precedent-Setting Defeat of ADA Lawsuit Against Bank’s ATM Operations
In a published opinion, a United States district court dismissed a class action lawsuit against Cadence Bank’s ATM operations. The suit had alleged that the bank’s ATM operations—spanning the Southeast from Tennessee to Florida and Mississippi to Georgia—failed to adhere to accessibility regulations issued under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Malibu Boats, Inc. Announces Initial Public Offering
Malibu Boats, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBUU) successfully closed its initial public offering in early February 2014. The company’s revenue exceeds $175 million, and 8.2 million shares were sold at $14 each.
Based in Loudon, Tennessee, Malibu Boats designs, manufactures, and sells performance sports boats, achieving the #1 market share position in the United States since 2010. Malibu’s boats are used for water sports, including water skiing, wakeboarding and wake surfing, as well as general recreational boating.
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"My partners and I are very excited about expanding Waller’s footprint and working with these talented lawyers. This is an experienced team that enhances our life sciences capabilities and complements our core healthcare practices in Austin, Birmingham and Nashville. We see tremendous synergy between their deep relationships within the Memphis biotech community and our experience with investor-owned hospitals, health systems and other healthcare providers" - John Tishler, Chairman, Waller
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