DRI’s Women in the Law Seminar is the premier educational and networking event for women defense lawyers. The program tackled legal issues and emerging trends that “keep clients up at night” and provided practice pointers that enable in-house lawyers and outside counsel to partner for success.
Defense Research Institute’s Women in the Law Marketing Committee
Waterway Black P.A. to sponsor the Underwater Bar Association in 2015
Waterway Black P.A. is excited to sponsor the Underwater Bar Association in 2015 and enjoyed the wonderful holiday party that took place over the weekend!
Dismissal from the United States District Court for Breach of Contract
Waterway Black P.A. recently obtained a dismissal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida on behalf of our client, an individual and principal of an underwater archeology company. The individual was sued for three counts breach of contract and fraud in admiralty for alleged wrongdoings relating to a salvage operation for treasure from a shipwreck in the waters of the Dominican Republic. The District Court agreed with Waterway Black’s argument that the individual was not an alter ego of the corporation, and therefore the three breach of contract claims must be dismissed.
The court also agreed that the fraud claim was inappropriately pled and dismissed on these grounds. Notably, however, the court agreed with Waterway Black’s analysis that the maritime economic loss rule is applicable to fraud claims. While the court chose not to apply the maritime economic loss rule to this particular set of facts, the opinion solidified an otherwise somewhat grey area of law regarding whether the maritime economic loss rule applies to intentional torts such as fraud. The full opinion is available on WestLaw at R/V Beacon, LLC v. Underwater Archeology & Exploration Corp., 2014 WL 4930645 (S.D. Florida October 1, 2014).
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Another win for Waterway Black – Dismissal on behalf of an Aviation Company
DISMISSAL – AVIATION COMPANY v. AVIATION COMPANY
Practice Areas: Business Litigation
Aviation Company v. Aviation Company: Prevailed on motion to dismiss regarding a complaint for injunctive relief and breach of contract on behalf of our client, who was sued in a non-compete dispute and obtained dismissal. Civil Circuit Court, Duval County.
Congratulations to both Ken Waterway and Kelsey Black for receiving a 10.0 rating from AVVO
Both Ken Waterway and Kelsey Black received a 10.0 Superb rating from AVVO, the highest rating possible.
AVVO is the most popular rating and review system for lawyers in every state. The AVVO rating is Avvo’s effort to evaluate a professional’s background. The rating is calculated using a mathematical model that considers the information shown in the professional’s profile, including years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements, and industry recognition.”
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Ms. Kelsey Black has been invited to join the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Waterway Black P.A. is pleased to announce that Kelsey Black has been invited to join the prestigious Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. The CLM is a nonpartisan alliance comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, Corporate Counsel, Litigation and Risk Managers, claims professionals and attorneys.
Through education and collaboration the organization’s goals are to create a common interest in the representation by firms of companies, and to promote and further the highest standards of litigation management in pursuit of client defense. Selected attorneys and law firms are extended membership by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows.
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Kelsey Black presents at the Annual DRI Women in the Law Seminar
Kelsey Black presented with Caterpillar corporate counsel Jaime Myers at the annual DRI Women in the Law seminar in Scottsdale, Arizona on February 6, 2014. Ms. Black and Ms. Myers were featured speakers at the seminar on the subject of Daubert challenges. Ms. Myers and Ms. Black’s presentation covered the gamut of Daubert, including taking the expert’s deposition, gathering affidavits, drafting the motion, and presenting your argument to the court.
The presentation also included best methods for challenging an expert on the stand in front of the jury. Over the course of the 3-day seminar, Ms. Black also attended various lectures and presentations by other speakers on the subjects of jury selection, successful negotiation techniques, and electronic discovery.
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Waterway Black is a proud 2014 sponsor for the Underwater Bar Association
Waterway Black is committed to the community and giving back, and this year became an annual sponsor to support the Underwater Bar Association, a voluntary bar association dedicating to ocean and coral reef conservation.
Kelsey Black Gets AV Rated with Martindale-Hubbell
Kelsey Black joins her partner Ken Waterway in having achieved a Martindal-Hubbell AV-preeminent rating. Both Ken and Kelsey have been rated by their peers as being among the elite in professional ethics and legal ability.