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Cobra Pipeline Co., Ltd. v. Gas Natural Inc., et al.

Case No. 15-CV-00481 (U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio)
Defended natural gas holding company, subsidiaries, and employees against claims that they violated the Stored Communications Act and Wiretap Act. Obtained dismissal by motion. (Opinion)

William David Burnside v. Walters, et al.

Case No. 12-7892 (U.S. Supreme Court)
Represented successful petitioner to U.S. Supreme Court challenging the Sixth Circuit's rule restricting indigent plaintiffs from amending their complaints under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear the case spurred the Sixth Circuit to overrule its precedent and remove its restrictions on indigent plaintiffs. (Case information and pleadings)

Andrew Dombroff v. Cuyahoga County, et al.

Case No. 12-CV-2189 (U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio)
Plaintiffs’ counsel in class action representing people held in Cuyahoga County for five or more days without bond being set. Obtained settlement which provided monetary relief for class members and changes in county policy requiring that bond be set and probable cause determined within 48 hours. (Consent Decree)

Michele Ortiz v. Paula Jordan, et al.

Case No. 09-737 (U.S. Supreme Court)
Of counsel to successful petitioner to U.S. Supreme Court, a former prisoner who, after obtaining jury verdict against prison officials for unconstitutional mistreatment, had verdict reversed on appeal. The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously reversed the judgment of the Court of Appeals. (Opinion)

Sanjay Yadav v. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Represented interventional cardiologist, and CCF’s former Director of Vascular Intervention and Chairman of Innovations Department, in dispute that resulted in settlement of defamation and employment claims and issuance of joint statement. (Joint Statement)

Adcor Industries, Inc. v. Bevcorp, LLC, et al.

Case No. 03-CV-1901 (U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio)
Case No. CA 06-4260 (U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit)
Represented manufacturing subsidiary of Japanese international trading company in federal criminal investigation and related civil litigation brought by competitor alleging misappropriation of trade secrets. The criminal investigation was terminated with no charges brought, and the civil suit was dismissed following a federal bench trial, which was affirmed on appeal. (Opinion 1 Opinion 2 Opinion 3)

The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of PHD, Inc. on Behalf of the Estate of PHD, Inc. v. Bank One, N.A., et al.

Case No. 03-CV-2466 (U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio)
Defended designee of venture capital firm, serving on board of directors of corporation, against claims of breach of fiduciary duty brought by creditors. Obtained dismissal by motion of all claims and created new law regarding the duties of a director of an insolvent corporation. (Opinion 1 Opinion 2)

Rosie Andujar, et al. v. Anthony M. Pilla, et al.

Case No. CV-05-565095 (Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Defended Chief Financial Officer of Catholic Diocese of Cleveland in civil suit alleging financial misconduct, which was dismissed by motion. (Opinion)

Christopher Terrell v. Uniscribe Professional Services, Inc.

Case No. 04-CV-1288 (U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio)
Represented corporate employee in dispute concerning his right to additional incentive compensation which, after obtaining key legal rulings, resulted in successful settlement. (Opinion)

William H. Maloof v. Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, L.L.P., et al.

Case No. CA 82406 (Eighth Appellate District, Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Defended international law firm against legal malpractice claims brought by former client seeking damages of $165 million dollars. Obtained dismissal by motion, which was affirmed on appeal. (Opinion)

United States v. Peter Van Oosterhout

Case No. CA 95-5413 (U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit)
Obtained dismissal by motion of $90 million civil claim against businessman brought by Department of Justice and Small Business Administration under the False Claims Act, which was affirmed on appeal. (Opinion 1 Opinion 2)