Successful representation of educator in disciplinary proceeding
The State Board of Education sought to permanently revoke the teaching licenses of our client, a long-time educator in the state of Ohio. The Board alleged that our client improperly disciplined a student with disabilities and disclosed the student’s confidential health information. Eleven witnesses testified at a four day hearing in Columbus, Ohio. Ultimately, Hearing Officer appointed by the Board concluded that a preponderance of evidence did not appear in the hearing record to support the Board’s charges against the principal. As a result, the Hearing Officer recommended that the case be closed without discipline upon the State of Ohio educational licenses held by our client. The State Board of Education rejected the Hearing Officer’s recommendation and suspended the educator’s licenses for five years. We appealed the Board’s decision to the Hamilton County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas. Like the Hearing Officer, the Common Pleas Court judge determined that no discipline was warranted and he vacated the Board’s suspension. The Board appealed the trial court’s decision to the First District Court of Appeals. But the First District dismissed the appeal.
Customized construction contracts for restaurant chain expansion
American Energy Corp. v. Charles Datkuliak, et al.
Won declaratory judgment allowing our client to mine in excess of $4 million of coal over the objection of the gas well owner/operator. Successfully argued the case on appeal to the 7th Appellate District, and the Ohio Supreme Court refused to accept jurisdiction.
The case set multiple precedents for gas/oil well interference with coal rights. Despite the efforts of multiple oil/gas associations to have this decision reversed on appeal and in the Ohio Supreme Court, our client won at each stage of the procedure.
Capital Plus, Inc. v. Parker Enterprises, et al.
Coal Supplier Claims
Commercial Landlord / Tenant Representation
Demarco Inc. v. Johns Manville Corp., et al.
Executive Severance Packages
Levin M&A Consulting v. TCA Fulfillment Services, Inc.
Mal-Sarkar v. Advance, et al; Tumbleson v. Hubbell; Mock v. CG&E, et al
Mining Damage Claims
Non-Payment of Royalties
OSHA Matters - Construction Projects
Representation Before State Boards
Representation of Business Owners on Build-Outs
Representation of Home Builders
Represented ViaQuest in litigation involving trade secrets and tortuous interference
Facing a primary defense of the fact that the services were “medical services” and the patients had the “freedom to choose their provider” we constructed a case based on several “smoking gun” documents showing the civil conspiracy BEFORE our employee left the employment of our client. During a two-week jury trial we received judgments on all claims, receiving a total verdict of over $2 million.
In addition, we sought punitive damages and attorneys’ fees from the defendants. Prior to a hearing to assess those damages, we negotiated a settlement with the defendants for an additional $225,000, bringing the total verdict to $2,250,000, which is believed to be the largest commercial jury verdict award in Franklin County in 2013. In addition, the Agreed Final Judgment Entry, granted our clients a Permanent Injunction prohibiting our competitor from taking similar actions in the future. Finally the Defendants agreed to waive all rights to appeal and agreed to pay the final judgment in full.