Media Coverage

Cummings Manookian files suit over massive lost topaz, consumer fraud

LEBANON, TN (WSMV) - A middle Tennessee woman is suing a local jeweler she claims lost her massive topaz. Julie Burgess dreamed of one day owning her mother's 20-plus carat deep sherry topaz. "I thought it was amazing as a 10-year-old," Burgess said. "And I just remember it being very beautiful and sparkly." Burgess said [...]

May 5th, 2015|Consumer Protection|

Department of Health Opens Investigation Into Doctors in Malpractice Case

NASHVILLE, TN (NASHVILLE SCENE) BY STEVE CAVENDISH  - The Tennessee Department of Health has opened an investigation into the doctors treating Daniel Cantrell at the time that he killed his father Oliver last year. The case was the subject of the Scene's cover story last week. An email obtained by Pith shows that an investigator for the department has [...]

April 27th, 2015|Medical Malpractice|

Cummings Manookian files complaints against rogue nurse and doctors

BRENTWOOD, TN (WSMV) BY JEREMY FINLEY- When a well-known architect was stabbed to death by his son, a successful I. T. director, the case stunned Brentwood. Daniel Cantrell spoke to Channel 4 from inside a state mental health institute to explain what he said happened. There have been many questions about why Daniel Cantrell would kill his [...]

April 24th, 2015|Medical Malpractice|

Did a shift in medication help cause Daniel Cantrell to kill his father?

NASHVILLE, TN (NASHVILLE SCENE) BY STEVE CAVENDISH - On a sunny spring day in April, the kind where you get an easy burn because you haven't felt the sun in months, Daniel Cantrell laces up his sneakers and starts his daily walk. His route is always the same. He walks 30 steps from the nurse's station. Then he [...]

April 23rd, 2015|Medical Malpractice|

Cummings Manookian Class Action Suit Targets Diamond Overgrading

NASHVILLE, TN (DIAMONDS.NET)- The law firm of Cummings Manookian announced that it will begin filing a number of class action lawsuits centered on the dumping of billions of dollars of intentionally overgraded diamonds on hundreds of thousands of consumers. Diamond overgrading​ is the practice of deliberately misrepresenting a diamond’s characteristics to a consumer. Most commonly, [...]

April 17th, 2015|Consumer Protection|

National Jeweler reports on upcoming Cummings Manookian grading report class action

NEW YORK, NY (NATIONAL JEWELER) BY MICHELLE GRAFF- Early next year, a class-action lawsuit will be filed against EGL International and “major retailers” charging that the lab systematically over-graded diamonds that the retailers then knowingly sold to consumers, National Jeweler has learned. Nashville, Tenn.-based attorney Brian Cummings said Monday that the suit will be filed within [...]

December 16th, 2014|Consumer Protection|

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|

Suit filed on behalf of defrauded vacationers and club members

NASHVILLE, TN (THE TENNESSEAN)- Three Nashville residents who say a local vacation club took them for a ride have taken their complaints to a new destination: Davidson County Court. In separate lawsuits filed on Tuesday, Molly Clark and Harry Whittaker and his wife accuse Big World Vacations, its principals and several affiliates of defrauding them out [...]

October 6th, 2011|Consumer Protection|

Manookian takes on Internet giant Google for invasion of privacy

Nashville, TN (The Tennessean)- A group of Nashville residents and attorneys are part of a class-action lawsuit against Internet giant Google that could go down as the largest invasion-of-privacy case in history. The company is accused of breaking federal and state wiretap laws from 2007 to 2010. That’s when vehicles that were deployed nationwide to collect [...]

July 15th, 2011|Class Action|