Lawrence R. Elleman


State of Ohio ex rel. the Toledo Blade v. The Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation

Appointed by the Ohio Supreme Court as receiver of documents to determine applicability of Public Records Statute.

Standard Register v. Cleaver

Enforcement of non-competition agreement by injunction. Contested Preliminary Injunction granted. One of five or six similar cases for Standard Register which resulted in enforcement of non-competition agreements by injunction or settlement.

The Procter & Gamble Company v. Commercial Union Insurance Co.

Lawsuit to recover cost to defend and settle several hundred product liability cases.

Welco Industries v. Vickers, Inc.

Product liability case involving alleged successor liability resulting from asset purchase agreement. Argued and won appeal in Ohio Supreme Court establishing limitations on doctrine of successor liability.

The Procter & Gamble Company v. Paul Stoneham and Alberto Culver

Injunctive relief for misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of non-compete clause. Tried and won on appeal. One of six or seven similar cases for Procter & Gamble over the years against employees hired by other major companies including Clorox, Drackett, Johnson & Johnson, and others.

Kenker Box Company v. Riemeier Lumber

Trade secret misappropriation. Tried and won a $460,000 jury verdict which was upheld on appeal.

Convergys v. Customer Care / Billing Industry Executive

Defended a customer care / billing industry executive against allegations by his former employer that he violated a non-compete agreement. The case was dismissed after an injunction hearing.

Defense Contracting Company v. Veteran-Owned Defense Contracting Company

Had principal responsibility for defending a veteran-owned defense contracting company and its two principal owners against allegations that they improperly hired a former employee of a competitor and misappropriated the competitor's trade secrets in a "bet the company" case. Also prosecuted a counter-claim against the competitor for antitrust violations. The case settled favorably shortly before a scheduled three-week jury trial.

Sanders v. Southern Ohio Fabricators

Federal False Claims Act case for approximately $80 million. Tried and won at trial court. Case argued in United States Supreme Court.

Pete Rose v. Major League Baseball

Injunction case to prevent Major League Baseball from sanctioning player.