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John Doe, et al. v. Richard Snyder, et al.

Case No. CA 15-1536 (U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit)

Counsel for amici curiae supporting successful constitutional challenge to recent amendments to Michigan's Sex Offender Registration Act. The Court of Appeals concluded that retroactive application of the amendments violated the Ex Post Facto clause. (Opinion)

United States v. Paul Musgrave

Case Nos. CA 13-3872 & 15-3043 (U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit)

Case No. 11-CR-183 (U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio)

Represented small-business owner convicted of $1.7 million fraud in government appeal of sentence, re-sentencing, and government appeal of second sentence. Ultimately, the Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's sentence of one day in prison and two years of home detention despite guidelines range of 57-71 months in prison. (Opinion)

City of Cleveland v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company

Case No. CA 99944 (Eighth Appellate District, Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Co-Counsel in successful appeal vacating criminal conviction relating to residential mortgage-backed securitization trusts. (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)

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)

State of Ohio v. Richard Winterich

Case No. CA 89581 (Eighth Appellate District, Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Obtained reversal on appeal of rape convictions and life sentence on behalf of 50 year old man with no prior criminal record. (Opinion)

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)

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. James Gebbie, et al.

Case No. CA 01-1812 (U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit)
Represented government contractor in federal criminal prosecution and obtained dismissal by motion of conspiracy charges, 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)