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Elizabeth L. Moyo

Columbus
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  • 41 South High Street
    Suite 2900
    Columbus, OH 43215

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Elizabeth concentrates her practice primarily on resolving commercial disputes and product liability cases. She is a member of Porter Wright’s Product Liability, Healthcare and E-Discovery Practice Groups. In both state and federal court, Elizabeth has experience in all aspects of litigation from early evaluation of potential claims to writing appellate briefs.

In the area of product liability, Elizabeth has significant experience defending a wide variety of recreational products as well as personal care and pharmaceutical products. Elizabeth has represented manufacturers and suppliers of motorcycles, off-road vehicles, personal watercraft, component parts, health/beauty products, beverages and dietary supplements. She has represented manufacturers subject to individual product liability actions as well as class actions.

In addition to her product liability practice, Elizabeth also represents a variety of businesses and industries in commercial litigation. She has represented hospitals and other medical care providers in breach of contract actions. She has counseled clients in disputes with their competitors over trade secrets and intellectual property. Elizabeth’s practice also extends into the financial sector with her experience representing commercial creditors and debtors in complex collection matters and in adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court.

Elizabeth also supports the legal profession through several community and civic organizations. She volunteers for the Columbus Legal Aid Society, serves on the Columbus Bar Association’s Minorities in the Law Committee and mentors female law students through the Capital University Law School’s Women in the Law Association.

Representative Matters:

Product Liability:

  • Defending manufacturer of heavy lifting equipment in workplace injury lawsuit.
  • Obtained partial summary judgment and a favorable resolution for a manufacturer of personal water craft in significant injury case involving a minor plaintiff.
  • Defended manufacturer of home and personal care products against complaint alleging a defective formulation of hair conditioner caused an allergic reaction and permanent brain damage.
  • Represented manufacturer of side-by-side vehicle in all aspects of product liability litigation in various Ohio state courts.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for motorcycle manufacturer in significant personal injury case after extensive discovery and partial summary judgment for the manufacturer.
  • Represented manufacturer of alcoholic beverages in case involving claims concerning the allegedly defective formulation of and warnings on the product.
  • Achieved partial dismissal, limited certification of a class and favorable resolution on behalf of pharmaceutical company in class action involving warranty claims arising from packaging of product.
  • Obtained favorable result in state appellate court for manufacturer of tractor equipment and off-road vehicles concerning consumer warranty claim.
  • Obtained dismissal on behalf of motorcycle manufacturer after completion of several discovery depositions and summary judgment motion.
  • Advised manufacturers concerning warranty language, advertising and responding to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Healthcare:

  • Advising healthcare provider regarding general liability, privacy, fraud and anti-kickback concerns.
  • Representing healthcare company in multi-district litigation arising from allegedly defective design and inadequate warning concerning medical device.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of hospital in premises liability case involving personal injury.
  • Negotiated favorable settlements on behalf of healthcare client in cases involving, breach of contract, personal injury, or privacy concerns.

Banking and Finance:

  • Advising creditors regarding various avenues for collection and compliance with state and federal requirements.
  • Represented creditors in action to revoke the bankruptcy court’s discharge of an individual with numerous ownership and business interests.
  • Represented secured creditor in priority dispute spanning multiple state trial and appellate courts.
  • Represented creditor in preliminary injunction action to preclude fraudulent transfer of debtor’s assets.
  • Defended real estate company in collection actions pending throughout Ohio and negotiated workout agreement with multiple parties.
  • Obtained partial summary judgment and favorable appellate decisions on behalf of national bank serving as trustee of multi-million-dollar trust in multiple state cases alleging fraud, undue influence, and unjust enrichment.

Commercial Litigation:

  • Represented companies seeking to enforce their trademark rights in federal court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
  • Defended insurance broker in coverage dispute concerning the insured’s business personal property destroyed in a fire.
  • Represented purchaser of commercial rendering business in successful trial against seller for breach of contract.
  • Represented companies in commercial lease disputes.

Probate Litigation:

  • Defending trustees of multi-million dollar trust against claims brought by various beneficiaries in multiple state courts.
  • Represented institutional trustees to resolve disputes in accordance with the grantor’s intent and to the satisfaction of beneficiaries.
  • Obtained summary judgment and favorable appellate decisions on behalf of executor and trustee in will contest action.
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