Media Coverage

Manookian Secures Swift Dismissal of Business Defamation Claims Against Client

NASHVILLE, TN (NASHVILLE POST) BY J.R. LIND - A business competitor has dropped its lawsuit against Village Jewelers just days before the case's first scheduled court hearings. The competitor on Wednesday filed a notice of nonsuit for its claims of defamation, violation of various consumer protection laws and intentional interference in business relationships in Davidson County Chancery Court. A hearing [...]

July 10th, 2014|Business Litigation, First Amendment|

Scathing rebuttal filed in business defamation case

NASHVILLE, TN (NASHVILLE POST) BY J.R. LIND - In a scathing 16-page rebuttal to a request for a temporary restraining order related to a recently-filed lawsuit by one of its competitors, the attorney for Village Jewelers ripped the first litigious salvo fired in Nashville's Diamond Wars as frivolous. Attorney Brian Manookian argues the competitor's request for a TRO — as part of [...]

June 27th, 2014|Business Litigation, First Amendment|

Manookian Successfully Defends Political Ads In Heated Congressional Race

NASHVILLE, TN (THE CITY PAPER) BY J.R.LIND - A controversial campaign ad will be allowed to continue running after a Thursday afternoon ruling in Nashville. Aegis Sciences filed a lawsuit against Lou Ann Zelenik, a Republican candidate for Congress in the 6th District, claiming one of her campaign ads defames the company. Aegis, which is [...]

July 9th, 2010|First Amendment|