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Jeffrey C. Smith

Partner
Smith-Jeff-web
Location
Industries Served
Assistant
Tracy Sharp
901.288.1700 direct
tracy.sharp@wallerlaw.com
  • Serves as outside general counsel to one of the Southeast's leading forklift distributors. He advises the company and advocates on its behalf on a myriad of corporate, contractual, employment issues and
  • Served as special outside general counsel for a long-term care company and litigated a number of highly complex, high-dollar cases, including a billing dispute between a nursing home operator and therapy services provider that involved interpretation/application of Medicare RUGs categories; a civil RICO matter seeking to recover $21 million arising out of the purchase of a durable medical equipment company; and a $500 million case against a nursing home client, the State of Tennessee and various other defendants. The last two cases were dismissed at the pre-trial phase.
  • Successfully obtained judicial enforcement of noncompetition agreements for clients, with in-depth experience litigating executive compensation and benefits plans, including those governed by ERISA.

Reported Cases

  • Nacco Materials Handling Group, Inc. v. The Lilly Company, 278 F.R.D. 395 (W.D. Tenn. Company, 2011)(Decision regarding electronic discovery in case involving claims of unauthorized access to intellectual property).
  • Nacco Materials Handling Group, Inc. v. Toyota Materials Handling U.S.A., 366 F.Supp.2d 597 (W.D. Tenn. 2004)(Injunction granted to prevent termination of forklift dealer).
  • Rome Healthcare, LLC v. Peach Healthcare Systems, Inc., 590 S.E.2d 235 (Ga. App. 2003)(Breach of contract decision regarding management contract for five nursing homes).
  • Campbell v. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, 238 F.3d 792 (6th Cir. 2001) (Decision regarding claims by executives of acquired company for enhanced severance benefits).
  • Manufacturers Consolidation Service, Inc. v. Rodell, 42 S.W.3d 846 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2000)(Case involving claims of unfair competition and misappropriation of trade secrets).
Education
  • J.D., The University of Mississippi School of Law, 1993
  • B.B.A., University of Mississippi, 1990
Bar Admissions
  • Tennessee
  • Arkansas
Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts, All District Courts in Tennessee
  • Supreme Court for the State of Tennessee
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