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Representative Work

JACO Environmental, Inc. (various cases and matters)
Hendricks & Lewis is general counsel for JACO Environmental, Inc., a Washington company dedicated to the environmentally-safe recycling of household appliances. The firm represents JACO in litigation and provides general business advice. In a suit brought by one of JACO’s competitors, Hendricks & Lewis obtained summary dismissal of the plaintiffs’ remaining claims against JACO under the Lanham Act and California state law. The summary judgment of dismissal was affirmed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Delilah Rene (various cases and matters)
Delilah Rene, a Washington resident, is a well-known, internationally-syndicated radio personality. Hendricks & Lewis was initially engaged to represent Ms. Rene in a contentious litigation, in which she obtained a favorable settlement. Since then, Hendricks & Lewis continues to represent Ms. Rene, as general counsel, in a wide array of corporate, real estate and intellectual property transactions, most of which flow from her extraordinary creative talents.

Chase Jarvis, et al. v. K2, Inc., et al.
Trial and appellate counsel for professional photographer in an action to protect copyrights in photographs from corporation’s infringing uses in advertisements following the termination of a license agreement. Monetary judgment entered for client.

James A. Hendrix v. Leo Branton, Jr., et al.
Hendricks & Lewis represented Jimi Hendrix’s father, Al Hendrix, in an intense two-year struggle for control of the Jimi Hendrix legacy. After an extensive international and multi-faceted discovery and motion practice, the parties entered into a mediated settlement which conveyed to Al Hendrix all rights, claims and interests in the Jimi Hendrix legacy.

Courtney Love Cobain, et al. v. David Grohl, et al.
Courtney Love, the widow of Kurt Cobain, and their daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, were represented by Hendricks & Lewis in disputes with the surviving Nirvana band members and their businesses over the Kurt Cobain legacy. Hendricks & Lewis was successful in obtaining a negotiated settlement that secured for Courtney Love and her daughter substantial and long-lasting financial and other benefits including ultimate control of the Cobain legacy, life story and movie rights.

Glow Industries, Inc. v. Jennifer Lopez, et al.
Represented personal care product company using GLOW trademark in a trademark infringement and dilution action involving Jennifer Lopez’s use of the GLOW BY J. LO mark in connection with perfume and beauty products.

Modell Associates, Inc. (various cases and matters)
For more than 20 years, Hendricks & Lewis has acted as general counsel to Modell Associates, Inc., a publisher of high-end shopping and lifestyle magazines. Our work has included providing general business advice as well as resolving a number of trademark and copyright disputes without the need for litigation.

George Clinton (various cases and matters)
George Clinton, the legendary “godfather of funk,” has been represented by Hendricks & Lewis in a number of successful matters concerning his music, recordings and the royalties derived from them.

DC3 Entertainment, LLC v. John Galt Entertainment, Inc., et al.
Counsel for entertainment company in litigation regarding recording and production agreement involving claims of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty, and counterclaims for wrongful termination and discrimination, among others.  Partial summary judgment for client was entered; monetary judgment by jury in client’s favor. 

Institute of Certified Management Accountants, Inc., et al. v. International Institute of Certified Management Accountants, Inc.
Hendricks & Lewis successfully represented the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, Inc., in a suit against a competing organization for alleged trademark infringement, false designation of origin, unfair competition, trademark dilution arising under the Trademark Act, unfair competition and an accounting arising under the laws of the State of Washington.

Stephen McCullagh and Aegis Assisted Living, LLC v. Timothy Crawford, et al.
Hendricks & Lewis assisted the clients in obtaining a mediated settlement of a suit brought by Mr. McCullagh and Aegis for slander, libel and conspiracy.

City of Spokane v. Walker Parking Consultants/Engineers, Inc., et al.
Hendricks & Lewis was hired by the Spokane City Council in a dispute with a privately-owned shopping center in downtown Spokane. After an expedited trial, the city was required to make certain payments the developer claimed were required by existing city ordinance. In response, Hendricks & Lewis successfully petitioned the Washington Supreme Court for direct review and a stay of enforcement against the individual city officials and the decision was reversed.

Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority
O. Yale Lewis, Jr. is the architect of the modern public development authority, a public entity that combines the best aspects of municipal, private and non-profit partnerships. Developed in response to the pressing need for redevelopment of Seattle’s Pike Place Market in the early 1970s, Lewis created the state and city legislation and regulations that enabled the creation of the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority. Subsequently, he helped create various other public authorities chartered by the City of Seattle to undertake similar activities, including Historic Seattle, the International District, the Public Health Hospital and Westlake.

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