February 7, 2018

Arbitration agreements—tough to overcome

John Gonzales and Jack D’Aurora recently produced a podcast on arbitration that is available on this website. One of the issues they covered is the difficulty […]
December 29, 2017

Arbitration—allegations of misrepresentation

Our firm represented a retired dentist who had sold his practice to a younger dentist. About a year after the transaction closed, the buyer alleged that […]
October 31, 2017

The First Amendment—and sexual relations?

The Ohio Supreme Court recently rendered a decision that concerns First Amendment rights in an unusual setting—sexual relations. The case concerned a statute that prohibits someone […]
October 3, 2017

Financial industry files suit over CFPB rule

Last July, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized a rule that will allow consumers to join together in class-action lawsuits against banks, credit card companies […]
May 28, 2017

Everyone is entitled to his opinion, but false statements—not so much

A key question in determining if a statement is defamatory is whether it can be proven to be true or false. If you can prove the […]
March 8, 2017

It gets costly if you don’t play nice

Do you remember your mother telling you to “play nice?” The importance of playing nice applies to litigation, as well. If you don’t play nice, it […]
December 14, 2016

Commercial lease–solar panels

We recently represented a landowner in central Ohio in negotiating and preparing a commercial lease where the tenant is a solar power company from California. The […]
December 13, 2016

Shortcuts in foreclosures create problems

Foreclosure actions can sometimes be complicated, but generally they’re straightforward cases where the bank should prevail—unless the bank’s counsel takes shortcuts. Here’s an example. After initiating […]
November 2, 2016

Contract terms can trump fairness

Can you be misled by someone with whom you’re in contract and not have a claim for the damages you suffer as a result? It’s not […]