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Pietrangelo Cook Successfully Defends Preferred Medical Systems in $18 Million Lanham Act Case

On October 4, 2010, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Preferred Medical Systems, LLC by denying the Petition for a Writ of Certiorari filed by Medison America.  The Petition sought review of Preferred Medical’s successful defense of an $18 million lawsuit filed in federal district court in 2005.   The suit included a claim under the Federal Lanham Act, as well as ten additional claims under state law.  The district court had previously denied all claims, granting summary judgment in favor of Preferred Medical.  Medison appealed, but on December 18, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed the district’s court decision.  Medison then petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court for review.  Representing Preferred Medical, attorneys John Cook and Jon Lakey responded that the case did not warrant review and that the original judgment should stand.  The Supreme Court agreed, bringing this case to an end.

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