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Schulman Bhattacharya Prevails After Filing California Federal Court Action—Major Internet Commerce Companies Yield to Demand to Block On-Line Sales Transactions for VSL#3 Product

In Schulman Bhattacharya’s ongoing battle over the VSL#3 probiotic product, the Firm successfully resolved a contentious dispute between its client, ExeGi Pharma, LLC, and a group of companies in California that were facilitating the processing of online sales transactions for VSL#3.  The e-commerce companies in question are Nexternal Solutions, Inc., True Commerce, Inc., and HighJump Software, Inc.  Last November, the Firm prevailed before a jury in Maryland federal court and then obtained a judgment holding that the VSL#3 product was... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Wins Attorney’s Fees Challenge in New York Federal Court for Client Benihana of Tokyo

In a 19-page written decision released today, Judge Engelmayer of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York sided with the Firm and its client, Benihana of Tokyo, LLC, and denied counter-party Benihana Inc.’s petition to vacate a portion of an arbitral award.  The award resulted from a long-running dispute over operation of a Benihana restaurant in Hawaii.  Schulman Bhattacharya was engaged to represent Benihana of Tokyo after the conclusion of the arbitration, which was handled... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya in the News: Law Firm Sues to Uphold Rights of Partner in New York Student Housing Project

The Rochester Business Journal and the Daily Record are reporting on our case against real estate developers John Yurtchuk and David Huck, which centers on their breaches of fiduciary duty and other serious misconduct involving a successful student housing project adjacent to the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.  Schulman Bhattacharya is proud to be representing famed real estate developer Thomas Masaschi in his fight to preserve his ownership interests in the project.  We have a long, successful track... Read More »

National Law Review Reports on Schulman Bhattacharya’s $18 Million Jury Trial Win

Among the many news reports covering our recent trial victory for clients Claudio De Simone and ExeGi Pharma, LLC, the National Law Review ran a story on December 21, 2018 taking an in-depth look at the case, which is shaping up to be one of the leading verdicts in BioTech litigation in 2018.  We are proud to stand with Professor Claudio De Simone and ExeGi Pharma in this fight and will continue to work zealously to protect their product, which... Read More »

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 »