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AIG Financial Products Corp v. Penncara Energy LLC, 83 A.D.3d 495, 922 N.Y.S.2d 288 (2011), a dispute over consulting fees to be paid in connection with a synthetic fuel venture that settled in 2012. 
Coolspring Stone Supply, Inc. v. County of Fayette, 929 A. 2d 1150 (Pa. 2007), a dispute over county’s assessment and taxation of severed mineral estate (limestone) as real estate. 
Consolidation Coal Co. v. Marion Docks, Inc., 2009 WL 2031774, (W.D. Pa. July 10, 2009), defended a West Virginia coal producer in a dispute over a coal supply contract which was settled in 2010. 
Joseph v. Penn Mutual, GD-99-8180 (C.P. Allegheny) represented defrauded investors and obtained a favorable settlement against insurance company responsible for the Trimont real estate project on Mt. Washington. 
Gehr v. Mitchell Energy Company (C.P. Crawford) obtained class certification and a favorable settlement on behalf of lessors challenging a gas company’s unauthorized deductions from royalty payments due. 
All-Pak v. Exakt Technologies, Inc., 694 A.2d 347 (Pa. Super. 1997), obtained denial, later affirmed on appeal, of a preliminary injunction against client alleging violation of a non-compete agreement. The resulting appellate decision set precedent on enforceability of non-compete agreements in instances of employer’s assets being sold or assigned to a successor corporation. 
Bozel v. Hofflinghouse, 175 B.R. 188 (W.D. Pa. 1994), obtained reversal of sanctions and summary judgment against a Brazilian ferro-alloy producer against its bankrupt sales agent. 
Fisher v. Addison Securities Inc., No. 98-cv-1863-DJL (W.D.Pa), obtained favorable settlement for clients in securities fraud case against a Pittsburgh-based stockbroker and his Texas-based employer. 
Beaver Aviation v. Butler County Airport Authority (C.P. Butler), obtained jury verdict for lost profits in contract dispute with airport authority. 
Dore & Associates Contracting v. The Cincinnati Insurance Co., GD 00-000983 (C.P. Allegheny), enforced coverage obligation for general contractor which was an additional insured under its subcontractor’s liability policy with respect to an industrial accident. 

Mellon Bank v. General Electric Credit Corp., 724 F. Supp. 360, 10 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 946 (W.D.Pa. 1989), obtained summary judgment for Bank in connection with its claim to recover defective draw on a letter of credit.

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