Ohio Willow Wood v. Alps South
On behalf of OWW, Mr. Luken and the Dinsmore appellate team successfully obtained a stay of the contempt order from the Federal Circuit, which allowed OWW to begin selling its products again. After briefing and argument, the Federal Circuit reversed the lower court’s judgment and dismissed the complaint for lack of standing, thereby overturning the judgment against OWW. Mr. Luken also successfully opposed a petition for rehearing and rehearing en banc.
Dismissal of Federal Lawsuit
We represented John Tisch and Tisch Environmental, Inc. in complex litigation in federal court in Boston, MA. In April 2012, Plaintiff BGI sued John Tisch and his company, Tisch Environmental, Inc. BGI sought millions of dollars in damages from Tisch, alleging Lanham Act violations and claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, conspiracy, and others. BGI also sought millions of dollars from Thomas Merrifield, the former President of BGI, as well as damages from Greentech Instruments, Inc. BGI attempted to add John Tisch’s brother as a defendant, but the Court granted our motion to dismiss due to lack of personal jurisdiction. Two days before the lawsuit was scheduled to begin in Boston, BGI dismissed the lawsuit. Tisch paid no money to BGI.