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OIL SPILL by the OIL RIG DEEPWATER HORIZON in the GULF OF MEXICO on APRIL 20

THE RIG – Z-Axis developed an elaborate 3D computer model of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig for use in a wide variety of trial exhibits. New details were constantly being added as the model evolved to support more witnesses. An interactive display tool developed by Z-Axis also made this model, and other animations, a valuable tool during numerous strategy development meetings with the trial teams.

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Plasma Physics Corporation et al v. CHI MEI Optoelectronics Corp. et al

THE CASE – Chi Mei, Taiwan’s largest manufacturer of LCD flat panel displays, was accused of infringing a Plasma Physics patent on a plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition process used to create the thin film transistors (TFT) that control the individual pixels in the display panels used in modern televisions and laptop computers.

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Brown Group Retail v. Century Indemnity, CNA, et al

THE CASE – CNA had insurance policies covering the RedField rifle manufacturing plant during the time of the contamination.

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Ohio Casualty (Liberty Mutual) v. Tellkamp Systems, Inc.

THE CASE – This was a subrogation case in which Ohio Casualty was suing equipment supplier Tellkamp to recover payouts resulting from a fire at their insured’s factory. Tellkamp was accused of failing to connect fire protection circuits after they finished installing their air-handling systems in a painting facility belonging to Keymark in Fonda, New York. An August 2005 fire in Keymark’s paint booths spread unchecked when critical air blowers and ducts failed to shutdown in response to the fire control system.

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Luebke et al v. Modesitt et al

THE CASE – In this legal malpractice suit Z-Axis was hired to help one of the defendants. The suit involved a failed sale of a number of apartment buildings because the buyer didn’t pay. The plaintiffs, a husband and wife, were suing the attorney, their CPA, real estate agent, the buyer and the broker, in the failed transaction.

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Inland Empire Foods, Inc. v. Zateca Foods, LLC et al

THE CASE – This was a trade secrets and patent case about a manufacturing process to produce dehydrated refried bean products. Our client, Zateca Foods, is one of two suppliers to Taco Bell for their refried beans. Zateca had an agreement with Inland Empire Foods to use their patented technology to produce bean flakes. After receiving royalties from Zateca for 15 years, Inland sued Zateca claiming, among other things, that Zateca used Inland’s patent and trade secrets to produce whole bean products and owed $20+ million in additional royalties.

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Insurance Dispute

THE CASE – This insurance dispute involved the repair of a failed underwater brace on a North Sea oil rig. The cracked brace, which was 43 meters underwater, required extraordinary efforts and cost to repair. Our client needed to prove that the crack was caused by severe wave events at sea and therefore should be covered by insurance.

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Financial Fraud Case

THE CASE – In this case, two men were charged on Indictment with offences of money laundering. The Managing Director and Assistant Manager of a cash and carry store, were accused of using the store as a third party in avoiding large VAT payments, which Revenue & Customs were trying to claim back. The treatment of monies was a very complex system and it was believed that it would be difficult to hold the attention of the jury and court for sufficient time in order to allow them to properly understand.

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