Representation of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in a gluten discrimination case that generated national media attention. A Norfolk federal court granted summary judgment on the grounds that CWF was not required to modify its “no outside food” policy when a patron wanted to consume his own food inside the establishment. The court found that CWF provides adequate alternatives, including gluten-free meals, for customers with special dietary needs.
Representation of a large international bank headquartered in Canada in litigation related to the Enron scandal.
Defense of one of the world’s leading, international commodities trading and logistics companies in a suit which claimed our client breached a partnership agreement pertaining to supplying petroleum products. We moved to dismiss the action and it was granted by the court based on the ground of improper venue. This matter is currently on appeal.
Virginia Elec. & Power Co. v. Bransen Energy, Inc., 850 F.3d 645 (4th Cir. 2017). The Fourth Circuit granted McGuireWoods a complete appellate victory—affirming a combined judgment amount of approximately $23 million—in a contract dispute that involved a complex set of interrelated coal supply and services agreements related Dominion's order of 600,000 tons of a specific coal product, which the seller fulfilled with different products that were unusable for Dominion's intended purpose.
Asarco, LLC v. Noranda Mining, Inc., 844 F.3d 1201 (10th Cir. 2017). McGuireWoods obtained reversal of summary judgment in a case apportioning environmental liability under CERCLA. This major victory re-opened the door for Asarco to seek contribution in numerous other cases as well because it rejected judicial estoppel of such claims based on Asarco’s bankruptcy proceedings.
Partner Melissa Martinez Traces Path From Philippines to McGuireWoods for Law360
April 9, 2019
Emily Gordy Discusses FINRA Enforcement Actions in Law360 and Investment News
March 21, 2019
McGuireWoods’ Keisha Coleman Helps Clear School Record of Sixth-Grader Who Didn’t Know Lunch Money Was Counterfeit
February 4, 2019
One Decision – Two Bad Precedents for Virginia Claimants
April 10, 2019
Using Search Terms and TAR: Validation Is the Key to Success
September 26, 2018
ICSID Joins International Arbitration Community’s Efforts to Enhance Efficiency
August 23, 2018
New Law Brightens Forecast for International Arbitration in California
July 24, 2018
6th Circuit: Crime Insurance Policy Covers Business Email Compromise Losses
July 20, 2018