Understanding the impact that litigation against directors and officers can have on any organization, we formulate an effective and efficient approach to help senior management identify, minimize, and confront legal issues. We represent a diverse spectrum of both for-profit and non-profit entities.
Reminger Co., LPA’s D&O Liability Defense Practice Group works with professional liability insurers to defend claims confronting directors and officers in the modern business world. Whatever the civil or regulatory challenges facing directors and officers, we understand that these matters must be met swiftly while minimizing disruption to business pursuits. We are sensitive to the collateral implications of legal distractions, and we work together with clients and D&O insurance providers to tackle legal issues strategically.
Our attorneys handle a wide variety of corporate governance matters, including derivative actions, shareholder claims, employee disputes, regulatory investigations and alleged violations, and securities class actions. We strive to position our clients to successfully defend the legal task at hand, and we advise them how to avoid similar pitfalls in the future.
From informal inquiries by federal or state regulators to complex civil lawsuits, from pre-suit negotiations to post-trial and appellate work, our skilled trial attorneys have a track record of zealously representing clients and achieving favorable results.
We also regularly consult with clients about risk-management, including by:
- Helping to navigate business decisions that may be viewed with skepticism by shareholders, employees, or third-parties;
- Identifying risks of heightened exposure;
- Understanding personal liability concerns; and
- Educating about principles of indemnification or third-party recovery.
Reminger also regularly counsels insurers on the unique coverage issues that arise with D&O policies. In this way, we offer clients and carriers diverse and extensive expertise in this complex, fast-paced practice area.
AIG, Chubb, CNA, Community Association Underwriters of America, Travelers
"Your handling of the various difficult board members to get the job done was masterful."
-Linda, Professional Liability Senior Claims Examiner
"We can count on Reminger lawyers keeping our Management Solutions Group up to date on the law and trends.”
-Doug, Team Leader, Financial Lines Claims
- Nov 1, 2021, Dismissal12th District Court of Appeals
Successfully obtained dismissal of Condominium Owners’ Association and property management company. The appellate court upheld the trial court’s decision granting our motion to dismiss filed on behalf of the condo owners’ association and property management company on a homeowner’s counterclaims for wrongful foreclosure, fraud and violations of the fair debt collection practices act.
- El Attar, et al. v. Marine Towers East Condominium Owners Association, Inc., et al.Aug 16, 2021Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
Defense of a condominium association and its board of directors against breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty case.
- Barrio v. Revolucion, LLC (dba Condado Tacos)Jul 9, 2021, Summary Judgment GrantedU.S. District Court of Ohio, Northern District, Eastern Division
Motion for Summary Judgment in favor of Condado Tacos on all claims asserted against it, including trademark/trade dress, copyright, trade secrets, contract, and fraud.
- Stewart Title v. Optima Lender Services, LLCNov 4, 2019, Motion For Directed Verdict GrantedCuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
Granting motion for directed verdict filed on behalf of a title/escrow services company in escrow defalcation case.
- Feb 7, 2018, Motion to Dismiss GrantedTipton Circuit Court
Plaintiff asserted claims against economic development organization and individual board members that included: 1) tortious interference with a business relationship; 2) tortious interference with a contract; 3) fraud; 4) tortious interference with contract and/or business expectancy.
- May 10, 2017, Summary judgment affirmed, appeal dismissed3rd Appellate Dist.
Pelmear v. Henry County Commissioners
Plaintiff took out a loan for his business through a county revolving loan fund. The administrator for the loan inadvertently named the wrong debtor on the filings with the State. This misnamed debtor was another company owned by plaintiff. Plaintiff alleged damages as the result of the misfiling and also alleged that the paperwork in connection with the loan was fraudulent. Plaintiff defaulted on the loan and the County filed suit to collect on the loan and obtained judgment. The present lawsuits were filed in two separate actions by the plaintiff for damages. Court granted summary judgment on res judicata argument that the claims should have been asserted in the previous collections actions filed by the county to collect on the defaulted loan.
- Apr 14, 2022
- Press Release, Dec 3, 2020
- Press Release, Nov 19, 2020
- Updates on D&O Liability and CoverageJersey City, NJ, Jun 12, 2019
- CLM Magazine, Dec 2020
- Ft. Wayne
All Practice Group Attorneys
- Andrew J. Dorman
- Joseph Borchelt
- David R. Hudson
- Patrick Kasson
- B. Scott Jones
- Rafael P. McLaughlin
- Logan C. Hughes
- Vincent P. Antaki
- Nicholas G. Brunette
- Andrew Domozick
- John M. Dunn
- Randy Engwert
- Melany Kotlarek Fontanazza
- Robert W. Hojnoski
- Taylor Knight
- Jonathan Krol
- Gregory S. Metzger
- Ian D. Mitchell
- Brian P. Nally
- Sean T. Needham
- James O'Connor
- Holly A. Reedy
- James P. Scheidler
- Matthew L. Schrader
- Stephen E. Walters
- Robert A. West, Jr.