The litigation department provides legal services for civil, administrative and arbitration cases. Its members practice in various state and federal courts, administrative agencies and other tribunals, as well as arbitration panels such as the American Arbitration Association and National Association of Securities Dealers.
The litigation department represents clients in a wide range of cases, including business disputes; contract disputes; employment agreement litigation; resolution of environmental issues; securities matters; real estate, zoning, construction, land condemnation and appropriation issues; franchising and licensing cases; contracts and Uniform Commercial Code matters; antitrust and trade regulation cases; officers and directors' liability; income tax evasion and other white collar crime; age, race, sex and other discrimination cases; libel and slander; products liability; professional malpractice and general negligence and tort claims.
The litigation department regularly represents corporations and individuals in major complex civil and criminal litigation, and has active appellate practices that brief and argue cases in various state and federal appellate courts.
Cases include representation of the outside directors of NCR in the AT&T takeover and related litigation; representation of a former Major League Baseball player and manager in civil, criminal and Major League Baseball proceedings; the civil and criminal defense of a former president of a failed state-chartered savings and loan in the Ohio and United States Supreme Courts; defense of ABC\Cap Cities in a libel and invasion of privacy case filed by a dozen plaintiffs; defense of the outside directors of a bank in a multimillion-dollar securities class action; representation of bondholders in securities litigation relating waste disposal facilities; the defense of a will contest involving an eleven million dollar estate; representation of defendants in litigation involving the Miamisburg, Ohio train derailment, the flooding of Sinclair College, and the fire which destroyed Meadowbrook Country Club; participation as special prosecutor in the 1990-91 Dayton, Ohio police brutality cases; and various environmental matters, including alleged Clean Water Act violations, alleged air pollution violations, and hazardous waste (Superfund and RCRA) clean-up litigation.
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