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Successful Eminent Domain Action

The city of Dublin, Ohio, initiated an eminent domain action against a landowner concerning a tract of land in Union County, for use in developing a new highway interchange. The property had been by our landowner’s family for over a century. Our firm was co-counsel for the landowner. The city initially offered $6.8 million, a…

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Enforcing a Noncompete Agreement

A client’s former sales manager left and immediately took a position with a major competitor. Apparently, he was not too concerned about the noncompetition and nondisclosure provisions of the employment contract he had signed. We brought suit, asking the court to enjoin the former manager from competing with our client or disclosing its trade secrets….

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Lease or Land Contract?

For years, our clients had owned a well known family restaurant and the land on which the restaurant was located. They sold the restaurant to a group of employees in 2004. Part of the transaction included an agreement in which the employees would lease the land and then purchase it by way of a land…

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Is Information Available Prior to Arbitration?

Our client wanted to pursue a claim for commissions against the real estate broker for whom she had previously worked. The claim concerned the development and construction of a medical office building in Florida. Her contract with the broker provided that disputes had to be resolved through arbitration. The challenge we faced is that we…