Complex Litigation

December 11, 2009

A Federal District Court in South Carolina accepted our argument that our client, a corporation, had no duty under the facts presented to supervise the off-duty use of a company car and company telephone by an employee involved in a fatal collision with two bicyclists. The court also granted summary judgment on one plaintiff's survival claim, finding that a plaintiff showing no signs of consciousness post-accident had insufficient time to form an appreciation of impending death. Rob Joyce and Bob Littleton represented the dismissed company.

September 10, 2009

The Alabama Supreme Court affirmed the trial court's grant of summary judgment dismissing our client, an electrical products manufacturer, based upon the plaintiff's inadequate product identification. Bob Littleton worked with our local counsel, Jim Carlson of Christian & Smalls in Birmingham, to secure this result.

May 21, 2009

Romelia Leach represented Littleton Joyce Ughetta Park & Kelly at this year's DRI Diversity Conference in Chicago. We are committed to the principles of diversity, and this annual conference affords us the opportunity to stay on the cutting edge of developing issues, network with other similarly diverse law firms and increase our efforts to retain and recruit talented and diverse attorneys.

April 30, 2009

Rebecca Ulisse defends clients against claims of defect, breach of warranty, violation of general business laws and various commercial issues on a local and national basis. Prior to joining the firm, she regularly engaged in high stakes dispute resolution, regulatory, license, trademark and joint venture contractual compliance, government investigations and risk assessment analysis on behalf of her clients on a wide range of issues. Rebecca is a 2002 cum laude graduate of New York Law School, where she was an Articles Editor on the Journal of International and Comparative Law and a Moot Court Executive Board Chair and competitor, winning several national awards for brief writing and oral argument. She also graduated cum laude from Boston College.

February 26, 2009

Christine, a 2006 Rutgers University Law School graduate, is the author of "Comprehensive Study of the Formation & Reaction of a Tethered N-Hydroxysulfosuccinimidyl Ester Used to Covalently Tether Proteins to Surfaces", J.Phys.Chem.B. 108 (2004) 15808-15814 , with which you are undoubtedly familiar. Christine joins our NJ office from a Philadelphia firm and is also licensed in PA.

January 20, 2009

Jin Park and Michael Bai in concert with our local counsel Tracy Tomlin of Nelson Mullins in North Carolina appealed a trial court's denial of our clients' motions to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction. Our clients, alleged to be component part suppliers to vinyl siding, moved to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction since all of the alleged transactions occurred in the Republic of Korea and since all unrelated contacts with the State of North Carolina occurred after the alleged loss and after the complaint was filed. The trial court denied our clients' motions. On appeal, the North Carolina Court of Appeals reversed the trial court's order and remanded the case with orders to dismiss our clients for lack of personal jurisdiction.