Timothy S. Durst


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  • Fluor Corporation/Del-Jen, Inc. – defense of a qui tam complaint against Del-Jen, Inc., a subsidiary of Fluor Corporation. Relators alleged that Del-Jen had submitted false claims to the U.S. Government in relation to the operation of the North Texas Job Corps Center. The complaint set out claims of fraud and conspiracy to submit false claims. Ruling that the complaint failed to plead enough facts to state a valid claim for relief, the district court dismissed the action with prejudice and entered judgment taxing costs against Relators. 
  • PepsiCo (and affiliates Tropicana and Frito-Lay) – defense of trade dress and patent infringement claims asserted by Coke and assertion of claims against store-brand snack manufacturer
  • AT&T – defense verdict in patent jury trial and resolution of multiple patent infringement cases, including claims related to internet search and online directory services, wi-fi chips and video processing, including favorable dispositive motion results
  • Samsung – defense of patent, trade secrets, and copyright claims in a variety of technological areas related to mobile phones and virtual reality technologies
  • Chesapeake Energy, Ivanhoe Energy, Crosstex, Shell and other petroleum companies – commercial litigation related to corporate governance issues and the domestic and international exploration, production, processing, and marketing of natural gas and oil, including favorable trial and dispositive motion results and seven figure recoveries of defense fees
  • Fluor Corporation – prosecution of declaratory judgment action against Citadel hedge fund related to convertible indentures, with summary judgment ruling in Fluor’s favor and appellate court affirmance (plus fees recovery) and defense of commercial, qui tam, tort, and intellectual property litigation
  • Liberty Interactive and QVC – defense and resolution of numerous patent infringement cases related to e-commerce, online sales and retail products
  • YP.com and SuperMedia/Idearc (former Verizon subsidiary) – defense and favorable resolution of patent holding company patent infringement suits targeting online directories and other service offerings
  • Hunt Oil Co. – representation in U.S. litigation matters related to overseas interests
  • Talisman Energy – prosecution of litigation against Chinese National Offshore Oil Co. resulting in Talisman securing rights in substantial Indonesian LNG facility
  • Amerada Hess Corporation – misappropriation of trade secrets lawsuit against former employees and a start-up company, with settlement resulting in an injunction limiting the scope of the new business
  • Great Hill Partners – defense and favorable resolution of private equity transaction in commercial litigation
  • Advanced Neuromodulation Systems (division of St. Jude Medical) – patent and trade secret litigation and arbitration against Boston Scientific