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C. Darcy Jalandoni

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  • 41 South High Street
    Suite 2900
    Columbus, OH 43215

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A senior associate in the litigation department, Darcy has experience in all aspects of civil litigation from initial case assessment through settlement, trial, and appeals. Darcy utilizes a comprehensive outlook and practical approach to obtaining client goals, with an eye toward business-minded solutions. She often works with full-service and interdisciplinary teams in both state and federal court, and has significant experience working with all software platforms supporting current e-discovery requirements under both state and federal rules of civil procedure.

Darcy specializes in complex commercial litigation and in tort actions, with a focus on product liability. She has represented manufacturers and suppliers of a numerous products, including recreational vehicles and medical devices, in both state and federal litigation. She has also represented clients in a wide range of commercial disputes involving creditor’s rights, landlord/tenant issues, enforcement of restrictive covenants, and breach of contract.

In addition to her general practice, Darcy frequently brings her skills as a litigator to assist in pro bono matters. She has represented a number of clients in pro bono housing and commercial disputes and served as court-appointed counsel representing an inmate in a federal civil rights action against corrections officers.

Darcy is a contributor to the firm’s Antitrust Law Source blog.

Representative Experience:

Product Liability and Tort:

  • Assisted in obtaining a complete defense verdict for a national non-profit following a nine-day trial in a complex personal injury matter in federal court. Helped successfully defended that verdict before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and on petition for certiorari before the United State Supreme Court.
  • Successfully mediated product liability and professional negligence claims brought against prosthetic clinic in personal injury case.
  • Negotiated successful settlement on behalf of orthotic clinic against claims under Ohio law brought in federal court.
  • Successfully represented manufacturer of flea and tick treatment product for pets in failure to warn claim brought under Ohio law.
  • Assisted in representation of side-by-side and motorcycle manufacturers in all aspects of product liability litigation in various Ohio state courts.

Commercial / Antitrust:

  • Represented financial institution in multiple actions enforcing restrictive covenants against former employees
  • Worked extensively on both multi-district litigation and state court proceedings involving the egg and egg-product industry, assisting in the representation of a major egg producer against claims of price-fixing under the Sherman Act.
  • Represented tractor manufacturer in successful interlocutory appeal and settlement in breach of contract litigation involving dealership termination.
  • Represented real estate development company in termination of commercial lease agreement.
  • Mediated successful resolution to dispute involving scope of restrictive covenants between food product distribution companies.

Banking & Finance

  • Advises creditors regarding various avenues for collection and compliance with state and federal requirements and represents creditors in collection litigation.
  • Assisted in obtaining dismissal of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims against individual client in dispute regarding financing of real estate venture.

Environmental Law:

  • Represented utility company in proceedings before Ohio Power Siting Board.
  • Represented clients in disputes involving the federal Clean Water Act and Ohio Safe Drinking Water Act.
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