Wednesday, May 13, 2009

PC Earns a Cool Point

The cases were assigned Fellows today, and the Fellow for 54 Broadcasting is Mr. Steve McConnico of the Scott, Douglas and McConnico. [After writing that previous sentence I pulled up the link to Scott, Douglas and McConnico and got totally sidetracked by the news article in the firm’s overview]:

Scott, Douglass & McConnico wins unanimous jury verdict.

Austin, Texas. March 2, 2009. An Austin jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of Scott, Douglass & McConnico’s defendant client. The company that owns the FCC broadcast license for Austin TV station KNVA and several of its shareholders claimed that Scott, Douglass & McConnico’s client did not properly exercise an option to purchase the company’s stock. The jury rejected the plaintiffs’ position and unanimously decided that Scott, Douglass & McConnico’s client properly exercised the stock option.

Steve McConnico led a Scott, Douglass & McConnico trial team that included partner Chris Sileo and associate Diana Reinhart. Scott, Douglass & McConnico worked with Charles P. “Chip” Babcock and Nancy Hamilton from Jackson Walker, LLP, which represented a co-defendant in the case.

The plaintiffs were represented at trial by Steve Susman and Harry Susman of Susman Godfrey, LLP. The case is 54 Broadcasting, Inc., et al. v. LIN Television of Texas, L.P. and Vaughan Media, LLC, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas – Austin Division, the Honorable Sam Sparks presiding.

So yea . . . Mr. McConnico is going to be grading our performance and, if nothing else, that's a better incentive for working hard than simply trying to avoid a memo.


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