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Blank Rome Secures Significant Victory in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for Casella Waste Systems and Southbridge Recycling & Disposal Park
November 2, 2017
Lisa M. Campisi, Kevin R. Doherty, Amy J. Spencer, Victoria Ortega
Blank Rome’s Insurance Recovery team recently secured a significant victory in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, defeating summary judgment and allowing our clients Casella Waste Systems, Inc. and Southbridge Recycling & Disposal Park, Inc. to take their multimillion dollar coverage claim to trial.
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Blank Rome Successfully Represents TGI Fridays, Inc. and OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC in Defeating Class Certification in Two Consumer Class Actions
October 5, 2017
Stephen M. Orlofsky, David C. Kistler, Michael A. Iannucci, Ethan M. Simon
Blank Rome LLP successfully represented TGI Fridays, Inc. and OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC before the New Jersey Appellate Division and Supreme Court in two related class action cases.
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Blank Rome Secures Significant Defense Victory for PennyMac Corp. in Tran, et al. vs. PennyMac Corp., et al.
September 2017
Howard M. Knee, Cheryl S. Chang, Jessica A. McElroy, Wayne Streibich
Blank Rome secured a total defense victory for PennyMac Corp. following a jury trial in Orange County, CA Superior Court.
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Blank Rome Represents Singer Equipment Company, Inc. in Its Acquisition of Ashland Equipment
September 27, 2017
Kipp B. Cohen, Matthew R. Altomare, Dayna C. Finkelstein, Shlomo Troodler, Adam R. Sansweet, Michael A. Kadlec, et al.
September 27, 2017 Blank Rome represented Singer Equipment Company, Inc., the leading restaurant equipment and supplies dealer in the mid-Atlantic region and sixth largest in the country, in its acquisition of Ashland Equipment, the largest contract equipment dealership in the greater Baltimore – D.C. market. The Blank Rome team was led by Kipp Cohen and included Matt Altomare, Dayna Finkelstein, Shlomo Troodler, Adam Sansweet, Ivy Shapiro, Michael Kadlec, Brook Iley and Jeff Rosenfeld. The transaction closed on September 12, 2017.
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Blank Rome Represents U.S. OCG in Purchase of Hilton Doubletree Hotel in Boston
September 7, 2017
Mike Margolis, Michael Carl Cohen, Jason S. Kim, Mitesh Patel
Blank Rome LLP represented 50 Ferncroft (Boston) Esong LLC, a member of the U.S. OCG family of companies, in connection with its $32 million purchase of the 363-room Hilton DoubleTree Boston North Shore Hotel located in Danvers, MA. The Firm also represented 50 Ferncroft (Boston) Esong LLC with respect to the $26.9 million CMBS loan to fund the purchase and the PIP costs.
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Blank Rome Represents Symphony Health Solutions Corporation in Its Sale to PRA Health Sciences, Inc.
September 7, 2017
Linsey B. Bozzelli, Gary R. Goldenberg, Inna Zaltsman
Blank Rome represented Symphony Health Solutions Corporation, a provider of data, analytics and consulting solutions to the life sciences market, in its sale to PRA Health Sciences, Inc., a leading clinical research organization. The purchase price includes an upfront payment of $530 million, plus potential for a substantial earn out.
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Blank Rome Represents Breakthru Beverage Group, LLC in Merger with Allied Beverage Group LLC
September 2017
Malcolm I. Ross, Patrick T. McCloskey, Megan C. Filoon, Courtney B. Schrenko, Mary Ann Knoeckel, Joseph T. Gulant, et al.
Blank Rome successfully represented Breakthru Beverage Group, LLC in the merger of its wholly owned subsidiary, R&R Marketing LLC, with Allied Beverage Group LLC, New Jersey’s largest spirits and wine wholesaler. The transaction, which closed on August 31, 2017, will bring in total annual revenues of nearly $1.2 billion for the merged companies, and a 60-percent market share.
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Blank Rome’s Deborah Greenspan Appointed Special Master in Cohen v. Islamic Republic of Iran; Victims Awarded Nearly $209M Judgment
September 2017
Deborah Greenspan
Blank Rome Partner Deborah Greenspan was appointed as Special Master by U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to determine the appropriate amount of damages to be awarded to 11 plaintiffs in connection with injuries sustained in a suicide bombing Hamas attack in Jerusalem. In July 2017, Judge Cooper awarded the victims a near $209M judgment.
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Blank Rome Secures Early Dismissal for Kreisler Manufacturing Corporation in Delaware Court of Chancery
August 29, 2017
Larry R. (Buzz) Wood, David A. Dorey, Adam V. Orlacchio, Craig N. Haring, Frederick D. Lipman, Lawrence Finkelstein, et al.
Blank Rome successfully represented the former board of directors of Kreisler Manufacturing Corporation in obtaining a dismissal with prejudice of a putative shareholder class action suit brought against them in Delaware’s Court of Chancery relating to their sale/merger transaction.
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Blank Rome Represents Delaware Eye Institute, P.A., in a Sale to Eye Care Services Partners Holdings LLC
August 15, 2017
Barry H. Genkin, William E. Gramlich, Cory G. Jacobs, Mary Ann Knoeckel, Rachel A. Packer
Blank Rome represented Delaware Eye Institute, P.A., a private equity firm of Harvest Partners, and three affiliated entities in a sale to Eye Care Services Partners Holdings LLC (“ESP”), as its affiliates. The private equity firm of Harvest Partners owns a controlling interest in ESP.
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