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Douglas A. Black

dblack@wolffardis.com
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Phone: (901) 763-3336 Ext: 1106
Fax: (901) 763-3376

5810 Shelby Oaks Drive
Memphis, Tennessee 38134

Justia Profile

Mr. Black has over 25 years experience handling civil litigation matters, with emphasis on banking litigation, class action litigation, securities fraud litigation, commercial litigation, insurance coverage litigation, intellectual property litigation, landlord-tenant issues, partnership disputes, products liability litigation, directors and officers insurance coverage issues, fidelity insurance coverage issues, domestic relations and appellate advocacy.

Education

J.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1985
J.D. with High honors; Order of the Coif; Student Materials Editor of Tennessee Law Review (1984-85); staff member of the Tennessee Law Review (1983-84); American Jurisprudence Awards in Business Associations and Administrative Law

B.A., University of Memphis, 1981
magna cum laude; recipient of the Belle-McWilliams Academic Scholarship; Phi Kappa Phi; President’s Freshman Scholar

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Tennessee, 1985
United States District Court Western District of Tennessee, 1986
United States District Court Eastern/Western Arkansas, 2011
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth/Seventh/Eighth Circuit, 2005/2012

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Memphis Bar Association
Member Since: 1985
Co-Chairman, MBA’s Bar History Committee, MBA Bench Bar Committee, MBA CLE Committee

Tennessee Bar Association
Member Since: 1985
Litigation Section

Federal Bar Association
Member Since: 2012

Industry Areas

Banking
Insurance
Securities

Representative Clients

Alston, et. al. v. Regions Bank, et. al. (USDC W.D. Tenn.) (class action-bank)
Gurley v. Memphis Light Gas & Water Division (Shelby Co. Tenn. Circuit Court) (class action-utility)
International Paper Co. v. Gainey Trans. Serv., Inc. (USDC W.D. Tenn & 6th Circuit)(breach of contract)
Union Planters Bank, N.A. v. Continental Casuality Co. (USDC W.D. Tenn. & 6th Circuit) (fidelity insurance)
State of West Virginia v. Morgan Stanley, et. al. (W.Va.) (securities fraud)
Baptist Mem. Hosp.-Tipton v. Union Planters Bank, et. al. (Tipton Co. TN Circuit Court)(bank litigation)
FDIC v. Kansas Bankers Surety Co. (USDC N.D. Miss)(fidelity insurance litigation)
Owner-Oper. Ind. Driver’s Ass’n v. EFS National Bank (Tenn. Ct. of App. & S. Ct.)(credit card processing)
City State Bank v. Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. (Shelby Co. Circuit Court)(securities fraud)
EFS Nat’l Bank v. Cygnus Ventures, Inc. (USDC W.D. Tenn.) & Cygnus Ventures, Inc. v. EFS Nat’l Bank (USDC E.D. Pa.) (lender liability)
U.S. Medical Mgmt. v. InteCardia, Inc., et. al. (USDC W.D. Tenn.) (joint venture dispute)
Frazier, et. al. v. Preferred Credit, et. al. (USDC W.D. Tenn.) (predatory lending class action)
Concord EFS v. Indemnity Insurance Co. (USDC W.D. Tenn.) (Surety Bond litigation)
Hill Management Services v. Union Planters Bank (Shelby Co. Circuit Court)(bank litigation)
Assisi Foundation, et. al. v. Marsh (Shelby Co. Tenn. Circuit Court)(suit against insurance broker)
Raleigh Springs, LLC v. Realty Asset Group (Shelby Co. Chancery Court)(property dispute)
Caboodles Cosmetics, Limited Partnership, et. al. v. Caboodles, LLC, et. al. (intellectual property dispute)
Coates, et. al. v. Schering-Plough (USDC W.D. Tenn.) (intellectual property dispute)
Outdoor Optics, Inc. v. Daisy Mfg. Co., Inc. (USDC W.D. Tenn.) (intellectual property dispute)
Howard v Howmedica, Inc. and Pfizer, Inc. (Shelby Co. Tenn. Circuit Court) (product liability)
First National Bank of Louisville v. Lustig. (USDC E.D. La. & 5th Circuit)(fidelity insurance claim)
Borg v. Union Planters Bank, N.A. (USDC W.D. Tenn. & 6th Circuit) (bank litigation)
Regions Bank v. Williams, et. al. (Shelby Co. Tenn. Chancery Court) (bank litigation)
Apperson v. Tennessee Lithotripters, LP (Shelby Co. Chancery Court)(partnership dispute)
City of Jackson, Tenn. V. Webb Building Corp., et. al. (Madison Co. Tenn. Circuit Court)(construction law)
Engenius Entertainment, Inc. v. Herenton (Shelby Co. Chancery Court) (unjust enrichment)

Articles

Employee Dishonesty Losses, Prevention and Recovery, Douglas A. Black and R.A. Wilson, The Tennessee Banker, June 1998

Local Impact of U.S. Supreme Court’s Pending Decision on Health Care Law, Douglas A. Black, Memphis Business Journal, June 8-14, 2012

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