Brian is a shareholder in the Cleveland office of Reminger Co., LPA, where he is a co-chair of the firm's appellate advocacy practice group and a leader in the insurance coverage and bad faith practice group.
Since joining Reminger in 1996, Brian has maintained a diverse civil litigation practice with a concentration on appellate advocacy and insurance coverage disputes. Brian also has a robust portfolio of general liability files wherein he represents clients in all aspects of litigation.
As an appellate practitioner, Brian has represented clients before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the Ohio Supreme Court and almost every Ohio state appellate district. Brian has been lead counsel responsible for reviewing the trial court record, developing an appellate strategy, drafting appellate briefs, and presenting oral arguments in close to 300 appellate matters. These appeals have involved legal issues concerning statutory construction, contract interpretation, personal and subject matter jurisdiction, the discoverability of trade secrets, protected health information, privileged material, tort duties, and the application of the rules of evidence and civil procedure. Brian’s representation has spanned the breadth of Reminger’s clientele including representing doctors, lawyers, accountants, employers, injured claimants, hospitals, pharmacies, financial institutions, product manufacturers, premise owners, and insurance companies.
As it relates to his insurance coverage practice, Brian usually represents insurance companies in disputes with their policyholders. This representation involves counseling insurance companies on their rights and responsibilities regarding the duty to defend and indemnify policyholders and drafting opinion letters. On occasion, Brian also represents policyholders helping them to understand their rights and responsibilities after a loss. Brian actively litigates coverage disputes in federal and state courts involving breach of contract, declaratory judgment, and bad faith. This litigation sometime involves document intensive discovery and the discovery of potentially privileged information.
In addition to representing clients in appellate proceedings and insurance coverage disputes, Brian also has a diverse general litigation practice. He represents professionals, business owners, and injured claimants in various civil actions. This representation includes all facets of litigation, including developing pre-suit strategy, drafting pleadings, conducting written discovery, taking and defending depositions, drafting dispositive motions, participating in alternative dispute resolution vehicles, and conducting trial. In all his efforts, Brian strives to efficiently solve my clients’ problems through wise counsel, effective advocacy, mediation, arbitration, dispositive motion practice, or trial.
- Leopold v. Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging Company, 136 Ohio St.3d 257, 2013-Ohio-3107
- Houdek v. Thyssenkrupp Materials, N.A., Inc., 134 Ohio St.3d 491, 2012-Ohio-5685
- White v. Leimbach, 131 Ohio St.3d 21, 2011-Ohio-6238
- Huff v. First Energy Corp., 130 Ohio St.3d 196, 2011-Ohio-5083
- New Destiny Treatment Center, Inc. v. Wheeler, 129 Ohio St.3d 39, 2011-Ohio-2266
- Jerman v. Carlisle, McNellie, Rini, Kramer & Ulrich, LPA, 559 U.S. 573, 130 S.Ct. 1605, 176 L.Ed.2d 519 (2010)
Honors & Recognitions
Brian has been recognized by the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys for his outstanding contribution to the development of the law as author of a number of amicus curiae briefs filed in the Ohio Supreme Court.
Selected as Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year - Insurance Law - Cleveland (2024)
Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law, Litigation - Insurance
Recognized as a Super Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine
Community & Professional
Ohio Supreme Court
-Board of Commissioners for Character and Fitness
Ohio State Bar Association
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
-Appellate Court Committee
-Insurance Law Committee
Lawyers Guild of The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
- Nov 14, 2022, Judgment Affirmed11th Dist. Ct. of Appeals
Appellate court affirms motion for judgment on the pleadings regarding the sufficiency of Plaintiff’s affidavit of merit against a psychiatric practice.
- Oct 26, 2022U.S. District Court of Ohio, Northern District
Motion for summary judgment granted by Northern District of Ohio in insurance coverage matter regarding the scope of tortfeasor’s employment.
- Oct 20, 2022Ohio Supreme Court
Defended amusement park against a class-action lawsuit seeking reimbursement of money paid for season passes due to the park not opening amidst COVID-19. The Erie County Common Pleas Court dismissed all claims. Plaintiff appealed to the Sixth District Court of Appeals, which overturned the trial court ruling. Reminger successfully appealed to The Ohio Supreme Court, which reversed the judgment of the court of appeals and reinstated the trial court’s original judgment.
- Sep 6, 2022, Trial Court Decision ReversedOhio Supreme Court
Successfully appealed trial court's decision regarding a tax revenue sharing agreement between two school districts.
- Sep 1, 2022, Judgment Affirmed8th Dist. Ct. of Appeals
Motion to compel successfully upheld by Eighth District Court of Appeals regarding disclosure of electronic information in matter involving misappropriation of trade secrets.
- May 19, 2022, Motion for Summary Judgment Affirmed8th Appellate Dist
Appellate court affirms trial court’s motion for summary judgment in medical malpractice case alleging delayed cancer diagnosis.
- Feb 16, 2022, Dismissal Affirmed6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Affirming trial court’s dismissal of medical malpractice action brought against multiple hospitals and physicians.
- Siemientkowski v. Moreland Homes, Inc.Judgment Affirmed6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Affirming judgment of district court dismissing plaintiff homeowners claim of inhabitability.
- Burton v. SelkerJudgment Affirmed6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Affirming judgment of district court granting summary judgment in favor of defendants on legal malpractice claim.
- Johnson v. University Hospital of ClevelandJudgment Affirmed6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Affirming judgment of district court granting summary judgment to defendant medical providers on claims of medical malpractice and constitutional violations.
- Cetlinski v. BrownJudgment Affirmed6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Affirming judgment of district court entering a jury verdict in favor of defendant medical provider and professional corporation on plaintiff’s claims for medical negligence and related claims.
- Overseas Trading Co. v. Lubrizol Corp.Judgment Affirmed6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Affirming judgment of district court granting summary judgment in favor of defendant corporation on plaintiff’s breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and promissory estoppel claims.
- Curry v. United States Bulk Transportation, Inc.Judgment Reversed6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Reversing judgment of district court granting summary judgment in favor of defendants and remanding to state court.
- Smith v. Tech. House, Ltd.Mar 12, 202111th Appellate District
Affirming and reversing in part judgment of trial court granting plaintiff’s motion to compel and ordering in camera inspection of compelled discovery.
- Meadows v. Wal-Mart StoresWest Virginia Supreme Court
Holding that the terms of employment not the provisions of W.Va. Code 21-5-1(c), determine whether fringe benefits have accrued so as to be included in the term "wages").
- Zivich v. Mentor Soccer ClubMar 12, 2021
Holding that parents have the authority to bind their minor children to exculpatory agreements in favor of volunteers and sponsors of nonprofit sport activities.
- Lynch v. YobOhio Supreme Court
Holding that federally mandated MCS-90 endorsement to a commercial trailer's policy obligated the insurer to indemnify the driver and owner of the tractor.
- Allstate Ins. Co. v. CampbellOhio Supreme Court
Determining that, in those cases where an intentional act is substantially certain to cause injury, determination of an insured's subjective intent, or lack of subjective intent, is not conclusive of the issue of coverage).
- Evans v. Akron General Medical CenterDec 20, 2020Ohio Supreme Court
Holding that a plaintiff did not need to show that an employee had been adjudicated civilly liable or had been found guilty of a crime in order for the plaintiff to maintain a negligent hiring, retention, or supervision claim against an employer
- Wohleber v. SkurkoNov 18, 2020, Dismissal6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Dismissed appeal for lack of jurisdiction because Bankruptcy Appellate Panel’s order remanding for completion of liability phase was not final for purposes of 28 U.S.C. § 158(d)(1).
- Oct 22, 2020Eighth Appellate District, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
Defense of pain management physician in a medical negligence claim, allegedly leading to a spinal cord injury.
- Kantner v. Travelers Casualty & Surety Company of AmericaAug 6, 2020, Summary Judgment GrantedU.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Granting defendant summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims for declaratory judgment, breach of contract, and bath faith.
- Jones v. Cleveland Clinic FoundationJul 23, 2020Ohio Supreme Court
Holding that a post-verdict juror letter could not be considered when ruling on a motion for a new trial because the letter evidenced a statement concerning a matter about which the juror was precluded from testifying under Evid.R. 606(B), and it could not be used to impeach the verdict.
- Scharf v. Manor Care of Willoughby, OH, LLCApr 6, 2020, Judgment Affirmed11th Appellate Dist
Long term care litigation addressing applicability of voluntary arbitration agreement.
- Wilson v. Humility of Mary Health Partners, Inc2020, Judgment Affirmed11th Appellate District
Affirming judgment of trial court granting summary judgment in favor of defendant medical provider on plaintiff’s claims for lack of informed consent and medical battery.
- Kisling, Nestico & Redick, L.L.C. v. Progressive Max Insurance Company2020Ohio Supreme Court
Holding that an action based upon a charging lien was an in rem proceeding against a particular fund and that when a matter was resolved through a settlement, the fund came into being at the time the settlement was paid and the release was received.
- Aug 22, 2019, Judgment Affirmed8th Dist. Cuyahoga No. 107946, 2019-Ohio-3371
Medical malpractice claim dismissed by trial court by way of early motion practice and affirmed by appellate court on appeal.
- Adkins v. Women's Welsh Club of America2019, Judgment Reversed8th District Court of Appeals
Reversing judgment of trial court dismissing plaintiff’s medical malpractice action for lack of an affidavit of merit.
- Nov 15, 2018, Judgment Reversed and Remanded8th District Court of Appeals
Elizabeth Tomcho, et al. v. ALTL Inc., et al.
Filing of a Motion to Vacate Judgment resulting in a reversal of a $6 million default judgment against a truck driver in a multi-vehicle accident
Result: Judgment Reversed and Remanded
- Tomcho v. ALTL, Inc.2018, Judgment Affirmed8th Appellate Dist
Reversing trial court’s denial of defendant’s motion to vacate default judgment.
- Howell v. Park E. Care & Rehab2018, Judgment Reversed8th Appellate Dist
Reversing judgment of trial court ordering all discovery to be had without first conducting in camera review of disputed documents.
- Bonkoski v. Lorain County2018, Judgment Reversed9th Appellate Dist.
Reversing judgment of trial court denying defendant county summary judgment because trial court erred in determining that immunity did not apply with respect to landowner’s trespass claim.
- Lowder v. Kantak20189th Appellate Dist.
Noting that the evidence did not support a remote cause jury instruction in medical malpractice trial.
- Resco Holdings, L.L.C. v. AIU Insurance Co.2018, Judgment Affirmed8th Appellate Dist
Affirming judgment of trial court determining insurer’s equitable share of defending and indemnifying insured was proper.
- Dabney v. Metro Appraisal Group, Inc.2018, Judgment Affirmed8th Appellate Dist
Affirming judgment of trial court in favor of defendant dismissing plaintiff’s breach of contract and negligence claims.
- Strohminger v. B & W Cartage Company2018, Dismissal5th Appellate Dist
Dismissing plaintiff’s appeal because court lacked jurisdiction over trial court’s entry.
- Portee v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation2018, Judgment ReversedOhio Supreme Court
Reversing judgment of appellate court and finding in favor of defendant medical providers on plaintiff’s medical negligence claims because Ohio Savings statute did not apply.
- Dec 18, 2017Portage County Court of Common Pleas
Motion for summary judgment granted in favor of client in defense of legal professional liability claim.
- Jul 3, 2017, Reversed6th Appellate Dist
Gallagher, Extr. v. Firelands Regional Medical Center
Defendant appealed adverse trial court judgment in wrongful death medical malpractice case
- Martin v. Lamrite West, Inc.20178th Appellate Dist
Affirming and reversing in part plaintiffs’ class action claims.
- Socha v. WeissMar 12, 2017, Judgment Affirmed8th Appellate Dist
Affirming judgment of trial court granting judgment on the pleadings in favor of lawyer on statute-of-limitations grounds.
- Pipino v. Norman2017, Judgment Affirmed7th Appellate Dist
Affirming judgment of trial court granting summary judgment in favor of defendant lawyer and law firm on plaintiff’s legal malpractice claim.
- Arbor Grove Props. v. Clear Sky Realty, Inc.2017, Judgment Affirmed5th Appellate Dist
Affirming judgment of trial court denying defendants’ motion to compel arbitration and stay proceedings.
- Feb 16, 2017, Judgment Affirmed8th Dist. Cuyahoga No. 104001
Berdysz v. Boyas Excavating, Inc.
Appeal of trial court’s certification of a class action
- Mason v. Mason2016, Judgment Affirmed5th Appellate Dist
Affirming judgment of trial court denying defendants’ motion to compel arbitration, as non-signatory was not bound by agreement.
- Park-Ohio Holdings Corporation v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co.Oct 30, 2015, Summary Judgment GrantedU.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Granting summary judgment in favor of defendant insurance companies on plaintiff’s indemnification claims.
- Aug 26, 2015, Summary Judgment Affirmed9th Appellate Dist.
Smith v. Helsop
Plaintiff appealed trial court grant of summary judgment to defendant in commercial premises liability matter.
- Chinnock v. Renaissance Center2015, Judgment Affirmed8th Appellate Dist
Affirming judgment of trial court granting summary judgment in favor of defendant medical providers against plaintiff for failure to comply with Local Rule 21.0.
- Metro v. Diplomat Healthcare2014, Judgment Affirmed8th Appellate Dist
Affirming partial judgment of trial court granting judgment on the pleadings on plaintiff’s medical claims.
- Jones v. Western Reserve Transit Authority2014, Judgment Affirmed7th Appellate Dist
Affirming judgment of trial court granting summary judgment in favor of defendants.
- Kinchen v. Mays2014, Judgment Affirmed8th Appellate Dist
Affirming judgment of trial court granting summary judgment to trustee and beneficiaries of trust on plaintiff widow’s claim of undue influence and lack of capacity.
- Higgins v. Ranasinghe2014, Judgment Affirmed8th Appellate Dist
Affirming judgment of trial court returning jury verdict in favor of defendant on plaintiff’s medical negligence claims.
- Leopold v. Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging Company2014, Judgment AffirmedOhio Supreme Court
Affirming judgment of appellate court denying plaintiff’s request for a protective order in personal injury action.
- Mann v. Northgate Investors, L.L.C.,2014Ohio Supreme Court
Holding that a landlord does owe to a tenant's guest the statutory duties under R.C. 5321.04(A)(3) and that a breach of that duty constitutes negligence per se.
- DiPaolo Industry Development v. Blair & LatellJan 3, 2014Trumbull
Motion for summary judgment was granted in favor of client in defense of legal professional liability claim.
- United States v. ParenteauOct 2, 2013U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Holding that petitioner company is the alter ego of defendant and denying petitioner’s ancillary petition in forfeiture proceedings.
- Mar 21, 2013, Judgment AffirmedU.S. District Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
E/O S. Galloway v. Marion Psychological Inc., et al.
Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in wrongful death suicide claim
- Ebner v. City of SanduskyMar 12, 2013, Judgment Affirmed6th Appellate Dist
Affirming judgment of trial court finding that the term “non-transient” as used in defendant city’s ordinance was unconstitutionally vague).
- Brown v. Solon Pointe at Emerald Ridge2013, Judgment Affirmed8th Appellate Dist
Affirming judgment of trial court granting summary judgment to defendant medical providers on statute of limitations grounds.
- Galloway v. Anuszkiewicz2013, Judgment Affirmed6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Affirming judgment of district court granting summary judgment in favor of defendants on plaintiff’s 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims).
- D. Brookshire, et al. vs. Mayfield Boneyard, LLC, et al.Feb 26, 2013Cuyahoga
Defense of dram shop liability action. Affirming judgment of trial court granting summary judgment to bar owners and operators on plaintiff patron’s negligence claim.
- Feb 18, 2013, Judgment ReversedOhio Supreme Court
Hewitt v. L.E. Meyers Co.
Employer appeals to Supreme Court in Court of Appeals reversal of trial court judgment in so-called 'intentional tort case' involving statutory definition of 'equipment safety guard'
- Dec 6, 2012Ohio Supreme Court
Houdek v. ThyssenKrupp
On behalf of employer, obtained Ohio Supreme Court reversal of Court of Appeal decision. Ohio Supreme Court reinstated favorable trial court summary judgment ruling on test of deliberate intent relative to employer intentional tort.
- May 10, 2012, Appeal DismissedOhio Supreme Court
Plaintiff v. General Dentist Defendant
Ohio Supreme Court dismissed appeal of judgment favoring defendants in case involving alleged failure to diagnose oral cancer.
- Mar 29, 2012, Reversed and Remanded4th Appellate Dist
James Lee Robinson, et al., v. Bob Spurlock, et al.
Appealed of adverse trial court judgment in prosecution of property damage subrogation claim
- Mar 19, 2012, Judgment Affirmed11th Appellate Dist
Plaintiff v. General Dentist Defendant
Plaintiff's unsuccessful appeal of trial court judgment in favor of defendants dentists in case involving alleged failure to diagnose oral cancer.
- Babcock v. Albrecht2012, Judgment Affirmed11th Appellate Dist
Affirming judgment of trial court granting summary judgment in favor of defendants on plaintiff’s dental negligence and loss of consortium claims.
- Babcock v. Albrecht2012, Dismissal of AppealOhio Supreme Court
Dismissing plaintiff’s appeal on dental malpractice and loss of consortium claims.
- Houdek v. ThyssenKrupp Materials N.A., Inc2012, Judgment ReversedOhio Supreme Court
Reversing judgment of court of appeals and reinstated trial court’s judgment in favor of defendant employer on plaintiff employee’s claims under R.C. 2745.01.
- Hewitt v. L.E. Myers Company2012, Judgment ReversedOhio Supreme Court
Reversing trial court’s judgment in favor of plaintiff employee on employee’s intentional tort claim.
- Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. v. American Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Co.2012, Judgment Reversed6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Reversing judgment of district court denying plaintiff general contractor’s duty-to-defend claim.
- Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc. v. Steiner & Assocs.20126th Circuit Court of Appeals
Vacating judgment of district court dismissing third-party claims under the Fair Housing Act
- Hicks v. Mennonite Mutual InsuranceJan 27, 2012, Judgment ReversedMiami
Defense of insurance coverage bad faith claim. Reversing judgment of trial court granting summary judgment in favor of defendant insurer on plaintiff’s breach of contract and bad faith claims.
- Jan 19, 2012, Affirmed8th Appellate Dist
Borsellino, et al. v. Smythe Cramer, et al.
Plaintiffs appealed adverse trial court judgment on Motion for Relief from Judgment.
- Jan 19, 2012, Reversed8th Appellate Dist
Estate of Wood v. Harborside Health Care
Estate of deceased resident appealed adverse trial court judgment in wrongful death for alleged failure to timely diagnose and treat resident’s infection claim.
- Alleman v. YRCApr 11, 2011, Partial Summary Judgment GrantedU.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Granting defendants partial summary judgment.
- Schura v. Marymount Hospital2011, Judgment Affirmed8th Appellate Dist
Affirming judgment of trial court granting summary judgment to defendant health care providers on plaintiff’s medical negligence claims.
- Heider v. Siemens2011, Judgment Affirmed3rd Appellate Dist.
Affirming judgment of trial court granting summary judgment in favor of defendants on plaintiff’s claims for negligent maintenance and breach of regulations and standards in installing a traffic signal.
- Huff v. FirstEnergy Corporation2011Ohio Supreme Court
Holding that a catastrophically injured claimant was not a third party beneficiary to contract between the utility and the service contractor and therefore could not maintain a tort claim against the service contractor.
- White v. Leimbach2011, Judgment ReversedOhio Supreme Court
Reversing judgment of appellate court in favor of plaintiff on medical negligence claims, and reinstated verdict of trial court in favor of defendant doctor.
- New Destiny Treatment Center., Inc. v. Wheeler2011Ohio Supreme Court
Holding that an attorney retained by a dissident board member to assist him in temporarily taking control of a corporation could not be sued by the corporation for malpractice, because no attorney-client relationship existed between the attorney and the corporation.
- Jerman v. Carlisle, McNellie, Rini, Kramer & Ulrich, L.P.A.U.S. Supreme Court
Holding that the bona fide error defense in §1692k(c) does not apply to a violation resulting from a debt collector’s mistaken interpretation of the legal requirements of the FDCPA.
- Feb 28, 2011, Judgment Affirmed3rd Appellate Dist.
C. Heider, Admrx., et al. v. U.S. Utility Contractor Co.
Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in design defect of traffic signal wrongful death action.
- Dec 30, 2010, Judgment Affirmed8th Appellate Dist
Turk v. Novacare Rehab. Of Ohio
Plaintiff appealed advised trial court ruling for summary judgment in a premises liability case.
- Oct 28, 2010, Judgment Affirmed8th Appellate Dist
Elizabeth Schura, etc. et al. v. C. Marsick, M.D. & Physicians Staffing
Plaintiff appealed a trial court judgment in medical negligence claim.
- Oct 21, 2010, Judgment Affirmed For Appellee8th Appellate Dist
In Re: Estate of Baltic
Plaintiff appealed trial court’s grant of summary judgment to charitable organization in a probate administration case.
- Sep 9, 2010, Judgment Affirmed8th Appellate Dist
Rosalind Franklin v. Emily Franklin, et al.
Plaintiff appealed trial court judgment refusing her application for trusteeship and removal of present trustees.
- Dec 4, 2009, Reversed11th Appellate Dist
Anthony v. Andrews
Reversing sanctions issued against Defendant physician for failure to proceed in good faith at mediation conference since privileged communications should not have been disclosed in mediator's report.
- Nov 20, 2009, Affirmed7th Appellate Dist
Click v. Georgopoulos
Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendant in wrongful death suit because Plaintiff failed to produce an expert witness demonstrating negligence.
- Oct 22, 2009, Affirmed8th Appellate Dist
Coleman v. Beachwood
Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendant since, inter alia , the city had immunity from a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress.
- Aug 27, 2009, Affirmed8th Appellate Dist
Anderson v. Snider Cannata Co.
Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendant contractors where Plaintiff subcontractor fell down a stairway while working on a construction site since Defendant had no duty to warn of the inherently dangerous.
- Aug 6, 2009, Affirmed8th Appellate Dist
Montanez v. MetroHealth Med. Ctr.
Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendant in medical malpractice claim regarding the removal of a portion of the Plaintiffs lung since statute of limitations had expired and Defendant medical center was not liable.
- Jun 30, 2009, Reversed6th Appellate Dist
Mallette v. Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P.
Reversing summary judgment granted to Defendant since Plaintiff's injury, which occurred by way of faulty step on a truck, could reasonably have been caused by Defendants negligence.
- May 21, 2009, Affirmed8th Appellate Dist
Outlaw v. Werner
Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendant regarding a claim for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
- Jan 29, 2009, Affirmed8th Appellate Dist
Cosgrove v. Rose
Affirming order of probate court which determined that a trustee had the authority to make monthly distributions of funds to a contingency trust beneficiary.
- Dec 26, 2008, Reversed11th Appellate Dist
Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Feeler
Reversing dismissal of automobile accident victim's motion for dismissal from judgment since victim did not authorize release of claims against insurer fro personal injury.
- Nov 11, 2008, Reversed8th Appellate Dist
Thomas v. Univ. Hospitals of Cleveland
Reversing summary judgment of medical malpractice claims granted in favor of Defendant surgeons since expert testimony created a genuine issue as to proximate causation of injuries.
- Sep 30, 2008, Affirmed11th Appellate Dist
Adovasio v. Girard Community Commt.
Affirming summary judgment in favor of employer since employee was not fired in retaliation for filing a worker's compensation claim and was not discriminated against for his long hair and beard.
- Aug 7, 2008, Affirmed8th Appellate Dist
Pappas v. Ippolito
Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendant since Plaintiff could not have relied upon Defendant's alleged representations prior to sale of apartment building
- Jun 30, 2008, Affirmed9th Appellate Dist.
Goodrich Corp. v. Commercial Union Ins. Co.
Affirming a jury verdict rendered in favor of insured Plaintiff and awarding prejudgment interest against two insurers with whom Plaintiff had held umbrella liability policies to indemnify against claims filed by
- Mar 28, 2008, Affirmed11th Appellate Dist
Lanzone v. Zart
Affirming jury verdict in favor of Defendants where newborn child was injured during delivery.
- Dec 28, 2007, Affirmed11th Appellate Dist
Huffman v. Willoughby
Affirming denial of Defendant city's motion to dismiss since Plaintiffs properly stated a claim for drowning deaths caused by Defendants dam, and Defendant was not immune from liability.
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- Absent a deliberate intent to injury another an employer is not liable for a claim alleging an employer intentional tort - Published Case: Houdek v. ThyssenKrupp MaterialsPublished Case: Houdek v. ThyssenKrupp Materials, Apr 1, 2013
- 'Equipment safety guard' statute requires employers deliberate removal or otherwise eliminate the guardPublished-Hewitt v. L.E. Meyers Co.,134 Ohio St. 3d 199, 2012-Ohio-5317, Feb 18, 2013
- Appellate Advocacy Practice Group Spring 2012 NewsletterMar 29, 2012
- A case of 'medical informed consent' requires expert testimony of material risksPublished Case: White, et al. v. Leimbach 131 Ohio St.3d, 21, 2011-Ohio-6238, Feb 6, 2012
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- Judicial Staff Attorney, Ninth Appellate District Court of Appeals, Ohio, 1994
J.D., Cleveland State University College of Law, summa cum laude, 1991
- Research Editor, Cleveland State Law Review
B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton, 1987
- State of Ohio, 1994
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1996
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1996
- United States Supreme Court , 1998
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