Firm Wins Partnership/Fiduciary Duty Case in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

April 15, 2015

Gold Weems lawyers secured a per curiam affirmance from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in a complex commercial dispute in which a disappointed would be partner/member sued both individually and derivatively seeking recognition of an ownership interest in a $30 million business acquisition.  Zeising v. Shelton, No. 14-30958, slip op. (5th Cir. April 14, 2015) (per curiam).  The judgment affirmed a district court opinion which adopted the Firm's arguments in rejecting contract, partnership, and fiduciary duty (based on usurpation of corporate opportunity) claims under both Louisiana and Georgia law.  Charles S. Weems, III argued the case in the Fifth Circuit, leading a team of Gold Weems attorneys which included Bradley L. Drell, Christopher K. Kinnison, B. Gene Taylor, III and Laura Beth Graham.

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