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Jared Klaus

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  • 41 South High Street
    Suite 2900
    Columbus, OH 43215

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Jared is a Senior Associate in the firm’s litigation department, focusing on complex commercial litigation, including antitrust and consumer protection litigation, as well as tort litigation. His experience includes all facets of complex litigation – from discovery to motion practice, as well as trials and arbitrations.

Jared’s current work includes assisting in the representation of a major egg producer in defending against claims of price-fixing under the Sherman Act. The litigation spans the entire egg and egg-product industry and includes class actions brought by indirect and direct purchasers as well as several direct actions.

In law school, Jared served on the Moritz College of Law moot court and national trial teams. Jared was a member of the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law and was honored with a CALI Award in criminal law, as well as the Joshua Dressler Award for Excellence in Criminal Law. Jared graduated first in his law school class and also holds a Masters degree in Journalism.

Prior to joining Porter Wright, Jared served as an investigative reporter for Scene Magazine in Cleveland.

Representative Matters:

Commercial & Antitrust/Consumer Protection:
Representing major egg producer in defending against class action and direct claims of price-fixing under the Sherman Act.

Represented a used-car dealer in defending against claims brought under Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act.

Assisted in representing a scrap-metal processor in defending against class action claims arising from the scrapping of allegedly stolen vehicles.

Represented a real estate investor in complex litigation with a former business partner, which involved multiple lawsuits and an arbitration and ultimately resulted in a favorable settlement to the client.

Represented a real estate client in defending against claims of breach of fiduciary duty by a minority shareholder, ultimately securing an arbitration award absolving client of all liability and awarding damages against minority shareholder on counterclaims.

Assisting in representing various lenders in the prosecution of large and complex commercial foreclosure actions.

Represented clients in various collections matters.

Product Liability & Tort:
Representing large manufacturer in implementing voluntary product recall under supervision of Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Assisted in representing a leading chain of auto service centers in defending against a wrongful death action stemming from allegedly negligent repair work, which resulted in complete summary judgment for the client as well as an affirmance by the appellate court.

Defended a regional grocery store chain against a slip-and-fall action.

Assisted in representing guardian of elderly man in an action to recover real property procured by undue influence, which resulted in the return of the subject property.

Assisted in representing a major energy company in pursuing defamation lawsuits against various media outlets.
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