When it comes to legal matters, having a dedicated and experienced attorney by your side is crucial. Meet David Black, an esteemed lawyer known for his exceptional litigation skills. With years of experience representing clients in a wide range of cases, David has earned a reputation for his expertise, trustworthiness, and dedication. Let’s take a closer look at some of his notable achievements.
James Brown Litigation
Fighting for Justice and Fairness
One of David’s most high-profile cases involved representing the James Brown Trust and Estate (Bauknight) before the South Carolina Supreme Court. The case revolved around the removal of former fiduciaries and a compromise settlement agreement. David successfully secured a judgment in favor of his clients. However, the case is currently pending further proceedings before the Circuit Court.
In another significant legal battle, David represented the James Brown Trust and Estate (Bauknight) in two separate appeals. These appeals involved former trustees attempting to regain authority over the trust and estate. Through his strategic approach, David achieved favorable resolutions in both cases, aside from potential attorneys’ fees related to contempt of court proceedings.
Additionally, David played a key role in a declaratory judgment, accounting, and copyright action filed at the United States District Court for the Central District of California. The case centered around Ms. Hollander claiming entitlement to a significant portion of James Brown’s royalties and intellectual property. David skillfully argued that the court lacked the necessary jurisdiction. Consequently, the District Court ruled in their favor, dismissing the case.
Corporate and Business Litigation
Advocating for Clients’ Interests
David has also excelled in corporate and business litigation, consistently delivering favorable outcomes for his clients. Notably, he represented a South Carolina municipality in a Federal Court action initiated by a large water and sewer provider. Thanks to David’s brilliant legal strategies, the action was successfully dismissed through summary judgment, protecting the interests of the municipality.
Similarly, David represented a shareholder in a minority squeeze-out lawsuit. By skillfully navigating the early stages of litigation, David secured a favorable resolution for the minority shareholder, ensuring their rights and interests were protected.
Another remarkable achievement involved representing a South Carolina manufacturer in a contract dispute with a local municipality. Shortly after initiating legal proceedings, David was able to reach a swift resolution that favored the manufacturer, safeguarding their reputation and financial interests.
Electric Cooperative Litigation
Resolving Complex Disputes
David’s extensive experience also extends to electric cooperative litigation. In one case, he represented Tri-County Electric Cooperative, facing a derivative class action challenging compliance issues. With his exceptional legal knowledge, David successfully defended the cooperative’s interest, ensuring adherence to all relevant statutes and bylaws.
Furthermore, David represented seventeen South Carolina electric cooperatives in a former member class action lawsuit. The former members sought the early retirement of over 250 million dollars in capital credits. Through his expertise, David was able to guide the cooperatives and protect their interests during this complex legal battle.
Intellectual Property Litigation
Safeguarding Creative Rights
David has a deep understanding of intellectual property law, enabling him to protect his clients’ creative works. In one notable case, he obtained a service mark license, granting his client continued use of an energy efficiency USPTO service mark.
David also successfully secured several USPTO service marks for a low country real estate developer, ensuring their brand’s distinctiveness and legal protection.
Additionally, David represented a nationally recognized award-winning home plan designer in a copyright and trademark action. Through his negotiations, he achieved a favorable settlement that brought an end to years of litigation and protected the designer’s artistic creations.
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
Fighting Against Copyright Infringement
David has had a substantial impact in the realm of copyright infringement and illegal peer-to-peer file sharing. He has been instrumental in representing the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in over sixty federal actions across South Carolina. David’s dedication to upholding copyright laws has made a significant difference in protecting intellectual property rights.
South Carolina Pharmacy Benefit Manager Contract
Ensuring Fairness in Contract Awards
David’s expertise extends beyond traditional litigation. In a landmark case, he successfully convinced the Procurement Review Panel to reverse a Chief Procurement Officer order. As a result, his client, a prominent player in the healthcare industry, was awarded a multi-million dollar state contract for pharmacy benefit management.
David also participated in a marathon 17-hour procurement protest hearing concerning the State Employee Pharmacy Benefit Manager Contract. Ultimately, a settlement was reached, and the contract was awarded to Maynard Nexsen’s client.
With a string of impressive achievements and a wealth of experience, David Black is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with in the legal field. Whether representing high-profile clients, handling complex litigation, or safeguarding intellectual property rights, David consistently demonstrates his expertise, dedication, and commitment to achieving favorable outcomes. To learn more about David and his law practice, visit Garrity Traina.
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