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On Friday, July 24, 2009, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC obtained a complete victory for client Cook Composites and Polymers (CCP) in a five-week federal jury trial stemming from a $405 million lawsuit filed by Viking Yacht Company and Post Marine company in December, 2004. Following the ruling, a number of media outlets reported on the case, as well as the role Litigation shareholder Gerald E. Burns played in the case.

As noted in a July 28, 2009, Law360 article titled "Jury Snubs Yacht Makers In Cracking Gel Coat Trial," "Two luxury yacht manufacturers have suffered a blow in their $405 million lawsuit over an allegedly defective gel coat, with a federal jury finding that the defendants weren't liable for damages related to disenchanted purchasers' complaints of cracking in their yachts' cosmetic finish."

Following three days of deliberations, the New Jersey Federal Court jury found that CCP had not breached a warranty applicable to CCP's gel coat used on yachts manufactured by Viking and Post, and that CCP was not liable for any of the damages claimed at trial.

In addition to Law360 and the N.J. Law Journal, The Legal Intelligencer reported at length on the victory in an August 5, 2009, article titled "Phila. Firm Seals Defense Win in Federal Boat Coat Case."