Cases

∙ Westmoreland v. Castor – Represented purchasers in a dispute involving the soundness of a barrel-racing horse. Case settled to client’s satisfaction.

∙ Carmody v. Mora – represented horse trainer in dispute regarding ownership and boarding of horse. Obtained judgment awarding ownership to client at minimal cost.

∙ Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc. v. Georgia Farm Services, LLC, et al. (U.S.D.C. Middle Dist. Georgia 2012) – Infringement action involving federally protected variety of peanuts. Obtained judgment for infringement and subsequently settled case to the satisfaction of client.

∙ In re Roeder, (U.S.Bankr. Northern Dist. Iowa, 2009) – Patent infringement case involving glyphosate tolerant soybeans. Patent infringement was established by summary judgment and trial held on issues of damages and the willfulness. The Court found that the defendant’s infringement was both willful and malicious resulting in non-dischargeable damages award. The Court also awarded exemplary damages and attorney’s fees. Opinion at 2009 WL 4907014 (Bankr. N.D. Iowa 2009).

∙ Monsanto Company v. Maurice Parr, (U.S.D.C. Northern Dist. Indiana 2008) – Inducement of patent infringement case against a mobile seed cleaning operation. Obtained permanent injunction reported at 545 F.Supp.2d 836 (N.D. Ind. 2008).

∙ Monsanto Company v. White Seed Cleaning, 2006 WL 2959458 (N.D. Ala. 2006). Patent infringement case involving glyphosate tolerant soybeans.

∙ Monsanto Company v. Richard Good, 2004 WL 1664013 (D.N.J. 2003). Patent infringement case involving glyphosate tolerant soybeans.

∙ Monsanto Company v. Anderson & Jones, Inc. et al., (U.S.D.C. Southern Dist. Texas 2002). Patent infringement case involving insect resistant cotton.

∙ Monsanto Company v. Hendrick Hartkamp, 2001 WL 34079482 (E.D. Okla. 2001). Patent infringement case involving glyphosate tolerant soybeans.

∙ Monsanto Company v. William Trantham, 156 F.Supp.2d 855 (W.D. Tenn. 2001). Patent infringement case involving glyphosate tolerant and insect resistant cotton, and glyphosate tolerant soybeans.

∙ Coxcom, LLC d/b/a Cox Communications v. Carroll Electric Cooperative Corp. (Ark. Pub. Srvc. Comm. 2011) – defended electric cooperative against claims of unfair conditions of attachment of telecommunications facilities to electric pole infrastructure.

∙ Dwayne Sizemore v. Reliable Poultry Supply, Inc. (Washington Co., AR Circuit Court 2011) – represented poultry producer in claims involving construction of poultry houses asserted against builder.

∙ HomeServe USA Corp. v. Better Business Bureau of Arkansas, Inc. (Pulaski Co., AR Circuit Court, 2012) – represented consumer service contract supplier in defamation action against BBB.

∙ Ragan & Massey, Inc. v. Voluntary Purchasing Groups, Inc., et al. (U.S.D.C. Eastern Dist. Texas, 2010) – represented Ragan & Massey, Inc., the minority shareholder of a manufacturing/purchasing cooperative in a complex commercial dispute against the cooperative, its officers and directors, for expulsion from the cooperative.

∙ Paula Raiford v. Knight Transportation, et al. (U.S.D.C. Eastern Dist. Louisiana 2010) – defended trucking company and truck driver in personal injury claims arising from plaintiff’s nighttime collision into semi-tractor and trailer.

∙ Michael Tillman, et al. v. Performance Unlimited, et al., (6th Judicial District Court, Madison Parish, Louisiana 2010) – defended internet auto dealer against personal injury claims arising from independent contractor-driver’s auto collision while delivering purchased vehicle.

∙ Agrokey LLC v. Thomas Eastburn, (Circuit Court, Newton County, Indiana 2006) – defended Monsanto against products liability claims alleging injury and yield reduction to corn crop by herbicide applications. Obtained dismissal of all claims against Monsanto.

∙ Supreme Service & Specialty Company v. Petro-Tool & Supply Company, Inc., (U.S.D.C. Eastern Dist. Louisiana 2005) – defended Petro-Tool, a supplier of tools and equipment to oil and gas producers, against claims of patent infringement relating to a work platform for off-shore oil & gas wells.

∙ Agro Distribution LLC v. Jack Spears, (99 th Judicial District Court, Lubbock County, Texas 2003) – defended Monsanto against product liability claims alleging injury to black-eyed peas from misapplication of herbicide and defective pump on herbicide shuttle container. After taking depositions of plaintiff and plaintiff’s employees, the claims against Monsanto were settled for less than nuisance value.

∙Teri Crosby et al. v. Lassen Canyon Nursery, Inc. (U.S.D.C. Eastern Dist. Louisiana 2003) – defended Lassen Canyon Nursery, a commercial producer of strawberry plants, against product liability claims alleging my client was a bad-faith manufacturer of diseased plants. Case was removed to federal court and subsequently settled for less than nuisance value. Removal opinion reported at 2003 WL 22533617 (E.D. La. 2003).