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Schulman Bhattacharya Wins Major Federal Jury Trial—$18 Million Awarded to Clients Claudio De Simone and ExeGi Pharma for False Advertising, Unjust Enrichment and Unpaid Royalties

A federal jury today in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland unanimously ruled in favor of the Firm’s clients, Claudio De Simone and ExeGi Pharma, LLC, awarding them damages totaling $18,014,041.  De Simone, a renowned Italian inventor and university professor, sued his former business partners as part of a bitter international dispute concerning false advertising, ownership of his proprietary high-potency probiotic formulation, and unpaid royalties. Professor De Simone accused his former partners of making a counterfeit... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Settles Contentious Multi-Jurisdictional Trade Secrets Dispute

Schulman Bhattacharya, LLC successfully settled multiple state and federal lawsuits for its clients, a leading international company focused on development and commercialization of scientific discoveries in the biotech field, and the company’s founder.  The lawsuits concerned misappropriation of proprietary and confidential information and intentional interference with contractual relations by certain former employees and independent contractors. The confidential settlements resulted in Schulman Bhattacharya’s clients securing their proprietary information, allowing the company to continue its mission of helping entrepreneurs commercialize novel, unique,... Read More »

European Parliament Passes Unanimous Measure in Support of Schulman Bhattacharya Clients

On July 5, 2018, the European Parliament passed a unanimous resolution condemning human rights violations perpetrated against the Firm’s clients Omar Faruk Osman and the National Union of Somali Journalists.  Specifically, the measure states that the Parliament “strongly condemns the grave violations of freedom of association and freedom of expression against Somalia’s free and independent trade unions and in particular, the longstanding repression against the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU), and insists... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Continues to Expand Litigation Team with Addition of New Associate Attorney

Schulman Bhattacharya, LLC is proud to announce the hiring of another new associate attorney, Sabina Schiller, who will be resident in the Firm’s Washington-area headquarters office.  Ms. Schiller previously worked for a well-known boutique commercial litigation firm, where she successfully represented major international corporations and high-net worth individuals in all stages of complex commercial controversies in federal and state courts across the country.  Ms. Schiller earned her Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law, where she served as Notes... Read More »

Delaware Supreme Court Upholds $73.2 Million Award for Schulman Bhattacharya Client Wellstat Therapeutics

In a unanimous decision signed by Chief Justice Leo E. Strine, Jr., the Delaware Supreme Court has upheld a $73.2 million award granted last fall to Wellstat Therapeutics. In its opinion, the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed the vast majority of the lower court’s judgment against BTG in favor of Wellstat, making only a minor adjustment in the dates used to calculate prejudgment interest. Wellstat will recover at least the full amount of the original judgment, if not more, given that... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Resolves Hotly Contested Litigation for Celebrity Chef in Dispute Over Ownership and Management of Washington Restaurant Ventures

Schulman Bhattacharya, LLC concluded litigation for its client, famed chef Erik Bruner-Yang, against Mr. Bruner-Yang’s former business partners.  The dispute involved the successful Washington, D.C. restaurant ventures Toki Underground, Brothers and Sisters, Maketto, Honeycomb, and Paper Horse.  The case, commenced in 2016 in District of Columbia Superior Court, was terminated as it was nearing the end of deposition and document discovery.  Mr. Bruner-Yang’s legal team was led by Firm partners Jeremy W. Schulman and Jeffrey S. Gavenman.  Mr. Gavenman noted,... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Expands Litigation Team with Addition of Two New Associate Attorneys

Schulman Bhattacharya, LLC is proud to announce the hiring of two new associate attorneys who will be resident in the Firm’s Washington-area headquarters office.  Jonathan A. Barnes comes to the Firm from Carr Maloney, where he was a successful commercial litigator handling construction, employment, professional liability, insurance coverage, and products liability cases.  Prior to that, Mr. Barnes worked for two other leading law firms in the Washington-area, was a prosecutor in Montgomery County, Maryland, and law clerk to Hon. Richard E.... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Represents Major Journalist Trade Union In Dispute With United Nations

Schulman Bhattacharya, LLC has been engaged by the National Union of Somali Journalists and its Secretary General (Omar Farouk Osman), in cooperation with the International Federation of Journalists, to assist in their fight for press freedoms and labor rights in Somalia. The Firm is coordinating legal efforts worldwide to protect NUSOJ and its leadership from a coordinated reputational smear campaign that is being facilitated by certain elements within the United Nations. The Firm is overseeing trademark infringement and defamation actions... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya In The News: Law Firm Halts Sale Of White Flint Mall Property

Schulman Bhattacharya, LLC commenced a lawsuit against a trust controlled by Washington Nationals owner Ted Lerner and the family of real estate developer Sonny Abramson to block the sale of the former White Flint Mall property in Rockville, Maryland. According to the complaint filed by the Firm, the threatened sale represents a material breach of the fiduciary duties of the controlling members of the Maryland Limited Liability Company that owns the White Flint property. After obtaining an emergency court order... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Client Released From Unlawful Detention in Mogadishu, Somalia and Regains Full Access to His Property

Schulman Bhattacharya, LLC was engaged by Malik Abdalla, a United States citizen residing in Mogadishu, Somalia, to represent him in response to his unlawful detention by local authorities. Early last month, Mr. Abdalla was removed from his home at gunpoint and held without charges and without any rational basis for charges. The matter arose out of a commercial real estate dispute. Under sustained pressure from Schulman Bhattacharya, Mr. Abdalla has now been released from custody and he has been permitted to return... Read More »