Zander Insurance Group has been awarded nearly $8 million in District Court, where it had accused a division of Indiana-based accounting firm Katz Sapper & Miller LLP of negligence, misrepresentation and breaching its fiduciary duty when it advised the local company during its conversion to an employee stock ownership plan. Katz Sapper & Miller's leaders plan to appeal the jury verdict to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The damages should help to offset the loss Zander incurred since there was no way to adjust the final sales price, Zander said. “I’m appreciative of the jury and the judge for the way it was handled,” he said. “It was a complicated case and they took the time to listen to the details the entire time.”
Law firm Burr & Forman says a member of its financial services litigation group has relocated to Nashville from Birmingham to work with area clients. Zachary Miller has been with the firm since September 2008 and has been listed as a rising star by Alabama Super Lawyers each year since 2011. His move to Music City brings up to eight Burr's local team, which has seen several other attorneys come and go so far this year.
The makers of Popcorn Sutton whiskey have agreed to change the appearance of their bottle to settle a lawsuit filed by the owners of the Jack Daniel's brand. The latter had said that the bottle design Popcorn Sutton began using in 2012 was too similar to Jack Daniel's iconic look.
Phil Lynch, Brown-Forman spokesperson, said: “Brown-Forman and Jack Daniel’s Properties are pleased that an amicable settlement was reached and that Popcorn Sutton has agreed to change to a new bottle. “The agreement calls for Popcorn Sutton to stop using the offending packaging by July 1, but consumers may see this existing packaging for awhile as it sells through the retail trade before being replaced by the new bottle.”
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