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Key Matters

Brand Protection & Social Media

  • Advise sports equipment manufacturer on comparative advertising claims
  • Represented national footwear manufacturer in trademark infringement action against competitor
  • Represented national lawn and garden manufacturer in false advertising action against competitor
  • Represented national lawn and garden manufacturer in trade dress infringement action against competitor
  • Represented automobile manufacturer in action against former contractor who anonymously posted trade secret information on social media sites
  • Defended online retailer in trademark infringement action
  • Defended Internet search engine company in trademark infringement action involving keyword advertising
  • Represented trademark owner in counterfeiting action that resulted in permanent injunction and money judgment
  • Defended social media company in copyright infringement action
  • Assisted in preparation of social media influencer agreement
  • Assisted in preparation of terms of use and privacy policy for fitness app
  • Negotiated transfer of domain names and electronic customer data for client in contract dispute with former technology services provider

Banking & Financial Services

  • Represented bank and won in Ohio Supreme Court on UCC issue of first impression that resulted in denial of class certification in case involving trust indenture
  • Obtained summary judgment for bank on claims arising from trust indenture
  • Defended banks in multiple cases brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
  • Defended banks in multiple cases arising under Articles 3 and 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code, including check cases involving embezzled funds and forged endorsements
  • Obtained injunction for national bank in trade secret action against former employee
  • Obtained injunctive relief for equity research firm in state court and FINRA proceedings against a group of former employees who formed a competing firm
  • Defended national bank against breach of contract claims brought by former mutual fund wholesaler for fees allegedly owed
  • Represented financial services technology provider in breach of contract action regarding telephone and Internet bill payment services
  • Defended national bank and its employees in non-solicitation and trade secret action regarding asset management services
  • Defended national bank in trade secret action regarding electronic payment processing services
  • Obtained contempt ruling and permanent injunction on behalf of national bank against individuals attempting to use fraudulent companies to convert $18 million in assets
  • Representing bank in putative class action alleging violations of Ohio’s mortgage satisfaction statute

Corporate Dissolution, Shareholder and Post-Acquisition Disputes

  • Representing sellers in post-acquisition dispute involving scope of excluded liabiltlies
  • Represented technology service provider in member dispute that resulted in dissolution of limited liability company and formation of new competing companies
  • Represented health care professional in member dispute that resulted in negotiated buyout of an ownership interest in limited liability company
  • Advised seller in post-acquisition dispute involving breach of warranty claims
  • Represented majority shareholder in breach of fiduciary action brought by minority shareholder
  • Defended health care company in breach of contract action and successfully argued against temporary restraining order that would have prohibited buy out of physician-owner
  • Represented business broker in dispute with business partner over intellectual property ownership rights

Trade Secret & Covenants Not to Compete

  • Defended software developer at trial in trade secret action brought by former employer
  • Represented national insurance company in non-solicitation and trade secret action and obtained a preliminary injunction against a group of former employees who formed a competing firm
  • Defended health care company in covenant not to compete and trade secret action and successfully argued against issuance of temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction
  • Obtained temporary restraining order against former employee requiring the return of confidential business information that he threatened to disclose publicly
  • Defended high level executive in trade secret and covenant not to compete action involving forensic investigations of Apple mobile devices and iCloud accounts
  • Represented health care company in covenant not to compete dispute with two physicians formerly employed by surgery center
  • Represented wireless telephone retailer in covenant not to compete action against former sales representatives and managers
  • Represented scholastic memorabilia manufacturer in covenant not to compete action against former sales representative

Other Technology, Intellectual Property & Business Disputes

  • Tried and won AAA arbitration on behalf of international consumer electronic company in multi-million dollar contract dispute with supplier
  • Obtained dismissal of putative class action against national telemarketing company in federal court
  • Argued and won Sixth Circuit appeal involving claims arising from biomedical research study after obtaining summary judgment in the trial court
  • Tried and won AAA arbitration on behalf of automotive component supplier in sales contract dispute with sub-supplier
  • Represented automotive component supplier in multi-million dollar sales contract dispute before the International Centre for Dispute Resolution
  • Represented online retailer in dispute with software consultant over development of new e-commerce platform
  • Obtained summary judgment for manufacturer of figurines and collectibles in copyright ownership action
  • Defended trucking software companies in multi-district patent infringement litigation
  • Represented national lawn and garden manufacturer in dispute with former contractor over patent rights