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Schulman Bhattacharya Prevails at Maryland Court of Special Appeals—Court Upholds Entirety of Schulman Bhattacharya’s Win in $160 Million Tortious Interference and Defamation Litigation

Just ten days after hearing oral argument, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals has issued a unanimous decision affirming yet another victory secured by Schulman Bhattacharya for its clients ExeGi Pharma, LLC and Professor Claudio De Simone against Alfasigma USA, Inc. On August 20, 2020, Judge Ronald B. Rubin of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, granted the Firm’s motion for summary judgment, dismissing all five of Alfasigma’s claims against ExeGi Pharma and Professor De Simone “with prejudice, and... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Completes Landslide Win in Litigation Over Share of Proceeds of Up To $480 Million Petroleum Company Sale

Maryland Court Grants Firm’s Clients Summary Judgment on All Seven Counts of their Amended Complaint, Dismisses All Eleven Counts of Defendants’ Counterclaims, Finds that Defendants Pressed Litigation In Bad Faith and Without Substantial Justification, and Awards All Attorneys’ Fees and Costs Sought by the Firm. In a series of orders entered recently by Hon. Ronald B. Rubin of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, Schulman Bhattacharya has obtained complete victory for its clients in a hotly contested dispute over... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Wins Federal Appeal — U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Upholds Jury Verdict In Excess of $17 Million on False Advertising and Unjust Enrichment Claims and Affirms Core of Permanent Injunction Against Sellers of VSL#3 Probiotic Product

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today issued a decision affirming Schulman Bhattacharya’s trial win for clients Claudio De Simone and ExeGi Pharma, LLC, in which we secured more than $17 million from a Greenbelt, Maryland jury on Lanham Act (false advertising) and unjust enrichment claims and a permanent injunction prohibiting further false advertising of the VSL#3 probiotic product. At trial, we recovered an additional amount just under $1 million in unpaid royalties, which the defendants... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Prevails in $65 Million Petroleum Company Dispute—Court Orders Immediate Distribution of More Than $13.8 Million to Firm’s Client and An Expected $30 Million in Additional Future Distributions, On Top of More Than $20 Million Already Ordered Paid Out

In two orders signed this week by Judge Ronald B. Rubin of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, Schulman Bhattacharya secured a major victory for its clients Andrew Sachs, Sachs Capital, LLC, and related entities in their ongoing litigation with EM Group, LLC, Eli Kimel, Barclay Booth, and Travis Booth.  In the first order, the Court directed that $6,641,070.89 be immediately paid over to the Sachs parties and that “as additional funds are deposited in the Court’s registry” from the sale of a... Read More »

Clean Energy Decision: Court Upholds Schulman Bhattacharya Lawsuit Asserting Rights to Install Electric Vehicle Charging System in District of Columbia Condominium Building

In an important decision promoting clean energy in the District of Columbia, D.C. Superior Court Judge Heidi M. Pasichow upheld a 7 count complaint filed by Schulman Bhattacharya on behalf of a condominium owner asserting the right to install electric vehicle supply equipment (“EVSE”) in her building’s assigned parking space. Schulman Bhattacharya’s clients, the EB Trust and its trustees, own a condominium in the Chase Point Condominiums in Washington, D.C.  One of the Plaintiffs, who resides in the... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Defeats Preliminary Injunction Motion, Then Wins Summary Judgment Dismissing, With Prejudice, More Than $50 Million in Counterclaims in Petroleum Company Dispute

Schulman Bhattacharya recently secured a pair of major victories for Andrew Sachs, Sachs Capital, LLC, and its related entities in their ongoing litigation with EM Group, LLC, Eli Kimel, Barclay Booth, and Travis Booth. First, on September 10, 2020, Judge Ronald B. Rubin of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland entered a memorandum and order, which can be read here, denying Defendants’ motion for a preliminary injunction.  The injunction sought by Defendants would have held up millions of... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Expands Litigation Team with Addition of Maryland Court of Appeals Law Clerk

Schulman Bhattacharya, LLC is proud to announce the hiring of a new associate attorney who will be resident in the Firm’s Washington-area headquarters office. Mace Phillips joins the Firm after clerkships with the Honorable Brynja M. Booth of the Maryland Court of Appeals and the Honorable Stephen H. Kehoe of the Circuit Court for Talbot County. While clerking, Mace worked extensively on complex commercial cases, as well as cases in the areas of land use, insurance, bankruptcy, consumer protection,... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Secures Summary Judgment Dismissing $160,000,000 Lawsuit Against Clients ExeGi Pharma, LLC and Professor Claudio De Simone

Just three weeks after obtaining a finding of contempt against Alfasigma USA, Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Schulman Bhattacharya secured another significant win against Alfasigma for its clients ExeGi Pharma, LLC and Professor Claudio De Simone.  On August 20, 2020, Judge Ronald B. Rubin of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland granted the Firm’s motion for summary judgment, dismissing all of Alfasigma’s claims against ExeGi Pharma and Professor De Simone “with... Read More »

Federal Judge Sides with Schulman Bhattacharya in Ongoing False Advertising Dispute, Holds Pharma Companies in Contempt for “Blatant” Violations of Permanent Injunction

In a decision issued yesterday, Judge Theodore D. Chuang of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland ruled in favor of Schulman Bhattacharya’s client, ExeGi Pharma, LLC, holding its competitors Alfasigma USA, Inc. and VSL Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in contempt of the Permanent Injunction entered last year aimed at halting false advertising of the probiotic medical food VSL#3. This is the latest round in the ongoing legal battle over the highly successful, proprietary probiotic formulation invented by Schulman... Read More »

Maryland Court Enters Preliminary Injunction Protecting Interest of Schulman Bhattacharya Client in $480 Million Asset Sale

Schulman Bhattacharya, on behalf of its client, Sachs Capital, LLC, filed a Complaint and motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, seeking to protect Sachs Capital's interests in the proceeds of a $480 million sale of a major national petroleum company. Sachs Capital, and its related entities, invested more than $31 million in the petroleum company and is set to receive a preferred return on its investment as the sale... Read More »