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A Jenner & Block team recently achieved a significant victory in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on behalf of its client, Publications International Ltd. ("Publications"). The Firm had been engaged to assist trial counsel from another law firm after a substantial jury verdict was rendered against Publications for breach of contract. On appeal, Jenner & Block argued that the award of damages was unsupported as a matter of law. On October 28, 2010, the Seventh Circuit issued its decision, vacating the judgment on damages in its entirety.
The appeal was argued by Partner Barry Levenstam. Associate Irina Y. Dmitrieva had substantial responsibility for the briefing. Additional contributions to the victory on appeal were made by Partner Howard S. Suskin, Associate John C. Roberts, Jr. and Of Counsel Benjamin K. Miller. The case is Smart Marketing Group, Inc. v. Publications International, Ltd., Nos. 09-2646 & 09-2812