Cases of Interest & Appellate Work

Patton v. Wachovia Securities, FINRA Case No. 07-01729 (2008)(Obtained one of the largest FINRA panel arbitration awards in 2008).

Scarpulla v. Bayer Corporation, 514 F.Supp.2d 1262 (N.D.Ala. 2008)(ERISA litigation) 

Anderson v.. Beneficial National Bank, et al., 187 F.3d 1038, 2002 WL 499426 (11th Cir. 2002);  Beneficial National Bank v. Anderson, 539 U.S. 1 (2003)(National Bank Act scope of preemption).

Nichols v. Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., 364 F.Supp.2d 1330 (N.D.Ala. 2004)(Scope of claims arising under the Alabama Securities Act).

Wright v. American General Life Insurance Company, 136 F.Supp.2d 1207 (M.D.Ala. 2001)(Scope of federal subject matter jurisdiction);

McEachern v. The Equitable Assurance Co. of America, 2001 WL 747320 (S.D.Ala 2001);

J.C Bradford & Co., et al. v. Vick, 837 So.2d 271, 2002 WL 538999 (Ala. 2002);

Ryan Hill v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, 117F.Supp.2d 1209 (N.D.Ala. 2001);

Ex parte Lovejoy, 790 So.2d 933 (Ala. 2000)(on opposition to rehearing);

Palmore v. First Unum, 841 So.2d 233 (Ala. 2002)(Certified question on Alabama bad faith tort claim from Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals to the Alabama Supreme Court).

Carr v. Aventis Pasteur, et al, 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26450 (N.D.Ala. 2002)(Scope of complete preemption of National Vaccine injury Compensation Program).