Key Matters

Product Liability

  • Defending manufacturer of heavy-lifting equipment in workplace injury lawsuit
  • Represented tire manufacturer on appeal affirming trial court’s dismissal of spoliation claim
  • Resolved employee’s intentional tort claim for manufacturer of automotive parts
  • Represented manufacturer of roadside safety devices against design defect claim in significant 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
  • Advised manufacturers concerning warranty language, advertising and responding to the Consumer Product Safety Commission

Intellectual Property Disputes

  • Represented a consumer product manufacturer in trade dress infringement action against distributors of imitation blender
  • Represented manufacturer of lawn and garden products in trade dress packaging action against competitor
  • Represented manufacturer of lawn and garden products in false advertising action against competitor
  • Successfully pursued opposition to trademark registration before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Prepared and negotiated cease-and-desist letters against competitors in a variety of industries

Banking & Finance

  • Defended creditor subject to business tort claims of guarantor’s surviving spouse
  • Advised 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

Commercial Litigation

  • 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

  • Defended 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