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Business litigation

The following is a representative list of business litigation matters involving a wide variety of industries in which Will Montague has served as lead counsel for his client or otherwise played a significant role in the litigation on behalf of his client.

Information Technology Industry litigation:

Lexmark International, Inc. v. Dialer & Business Electronics Co. Ltd., et al., U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D. Ky., 5:98-cv-00215-KSF (representation of plaintiff Lexmark in contract action against Taiwanese electronics company)

Lexmark International, Inc. v. Play Industries, U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D. Ky., 5:99-cv-00168-HRW; Play Industries v. Lexmark Int’l Inc., U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D. Calif., Case No. 99 CV 932 (lead counsel representation of Lexmark in product development litigation pending in multiple forums)

Integrated Circuit Systems, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., Fayette Circuit Court, Case No. 99-CI-1018 (lead counsel representation of defendant Lexmark in contract litigation)

Lexmark International, Inc. v. Grey Advertising, Inc., Fayette Circuit Court, Civil Action No. 00-CI-2533 (lead counsel representation of plaintiff Lexmark in advertising contract litigation)

Lexmark International, Inc. v. NDC Systems, L.P., et al., U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D. Ky., Case No. 5:01-cv-00154-KSF (lead counsel representation of plaintiff Lexmark in computer systems contract litigation)

Art Litigation:

Meatyard v. Greene, Fayette Circuit Court, Case No. 03-CI-1161 (representation of defendant in litigation regarding ownership of famous photographer’s original prints)

Brubaker v. Design Team, Inc. et al., U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D. Ky., 5:03-cv-00449 (co-counsel representation of plaintiff artist in copyright litigation)

Wear v. Guess?, Inc. et al., U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D. Ky., 5:04-cv-00140-KSF (co-counsel representation of plaintiff artist in copyright litigation)

Kasper v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D. Ky., 5:07-cv-00327-KSF; Kasper v. Crafts, Etc!, Ltd., U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D. Ky., 5:07-cv-00386-KSF (lead counsel representation of national home decor businesses against artist’s copyright claims in related cases)

Banking and Financial Services Industry litigation:

Peoples Bank & Trust Company of Madison County v. The Aetna Casualty & Surety Company, U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D. Ky., Case No. 94-73 (representation of plaintiff bank seeking insurance coverage for losses occasioned by insider fraud)

Caja Ahorros y Monte de Piedad de Gipuzkoa y San Sebastian v. North American Stainless, U.S. Dist. Ct., E. D. Ky., Case No. 3:96-cv-00091-JMH (representation of Spanish bank in international banking litigation)

First National Bank & Trust Co. v. Brant, et al., U.S. Ct. App., 6th Cir., Case No. 03-5533 (lead counsel appellate representation of plaintiff bank in wire transfer litigation)

Health Care Industry litigation:

The Commonwealth of Kentucky and The University of Louisville v. Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation, Franklin Circuit Court, Case No. 95-CI-1891 (representation of Commonwealth of Kentucky and University of Louisville Hospital in medical industry litigation and related arbitration)

T.J. Samson Community Hospital, et al. v. Southeastern United Medigroup, Inc., d/b/a Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, et al., Barren Circuit Court, Case No. 97-CI-00047 (representation of defendant Anthem Blue Cross in multi-million dollar class action claims asserted by hospitals regarding medical cost reimbursement claims)

Bankruptcy and Insurance Liquidation litigation:

Phoenix Corporation, f/k/a Calumet Farm, Inc. v. Casty, U.S. Bankr. Ct., E.D. Ky., Adversary No. 93-5078 (representation of defendant in complex bankruptcy preference action)

George Nichols, Liquidator for Kentucky Central Life Ins. Co. v. ABN AMRO Bank N.V., et al., Franklin Circuit Court, Case No.: 93-CI-196-AP-004; In Re: Stephens v. ABN Amro Bank N.V., et al., U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D. Ky., 3:94-cv-00061-JMH (representation of defendant entity owned by Merrill Lynch in complex insurance liquidation adversary proceeding and related federal court action involving claims)

AMCI Coal Sales, Inc. v. Mountain Mineral Coal Sales, Inc., et al., U.S. Bankr. Ct., E.D. Ky., Adversary No. 96-7003 (representation of plaintiff in bankruptcy adversary proceeding)

Bank One, Kentucky, NA, v. NationsBank of Texas, NA, U.S. Bankr. Ct., E.D. Ky., Adversary No. 96-02058-WSH (representation of plaintiff BankOne seeking declaration of rights in bankruptcy adversary proceeding)

Alminco, Inc. v. Bravo International Supply, U.S. Bankruptcy Ct., E.D. Ky., Adversary No. 99-5003 (representation of plaintiff in bankruptcy adversary proceeding)

In Re: Russell Cave Company, Inc., f/k/a The J. Peterman Company, U.S. Bankr. Ct., E.D. Ky, Case No. 99-50142 (representation of Chapter 11 debtor in various bankruptcy matters involving debtor’s nationwide retail operations)

Technologies International Holdings, Inc. et al., v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, et al., U.S. Bankr. Ct., E.D. Ky., Adversary No. 99-05074-wsh (representation of intervening plaintiff BankOne in bankruptcy adversary proceeding to protect major security interest)

Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc., et al., v. Turner, et al., Franklin Circuit Court, Case No. 05-CI-00344 (representation of defendant CEO of large workers compensation self-insured fund in litigation arising from insurance liquidation proceedings)

Equine Industry litigation:

Keeneland Association, Inc. v. Hollendorfer, U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D. Ky., Case No. 96-466 (representation of plaintiff Keeneland in equine litigation)

Keeneland Association, Inc. v. Pegasus Bloodstock, USA, Inc., et al., U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D. Ky., Case No. 96-103 (representation of plaintiff Keeneland in equine litigation)

Domino Stud of Lexington, Inc. d/b/a North Ridge Farm v. Griffin, Fayette Circuit Court, No. 96-CI-2438 (representation of horse farm in boarding/lease dispute)

Kentucky Standardbred Sales Company, LLC v. Waxman, U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D. Ky., Case No. 96-546 (representation of plaintiff in equine litigation)

Trust and Estate litigation:

Fon Rogers, Trustee v. The Pittston Company, et al., U.S. Dist. Ct., W.D. Va., Civil Action No. 92-0019 (representation of family trust in coal contract litigation)

Ballou, et al. v. Ballou, et al., U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D. Ky., Case No. 95-264 (representation of family member in dispute regarding family trust)

Powell v. Barsky, Bourbon Circuit Court, Case No. 99-CI-00033 (lead counsel representation of trustee in family trust litigation)

Other litigation:

Valera, et al. v. The Ohio Company, et al., Pike Circuit Court, No. 90-CI-471 (representation of defendant corporations in class action securities litigation)

Wade Swope Toyota, Inc. v. Toyota Motor Distributors, Inc., et al., U.S. Dist. Ct., W.D. of Ky., Case No.: 3:91-cv-00821-JGH-CCG (representation of defendant Toyota in business litigation involving vehicle allocation system)

The Aetna Freight Lines, Inc. v. R & J Manufacturing Co. et al., Scott Circuit Court, Case No. 96-CI-0008 (representation of plaintiff in international shipping dispute)

Equal Opportunity Finance, Inc. v. Kentucky Highland Investment Corp., Laurel Circuit Court Case No. 97-CI-0431 (representation of plaintiff entity owned by Ashland, Inc., in business litigation)