International Spin-off of Dayton Tool Company Assembly Plant
Kegler Brown attorneys recently represented a Dayton, Ohio, tool company (“ToolCo”) in the sale of its subsidiary assembly plant in Mexico City to an international supplier of parts for light-duty trucks. The subsidiary was organized under the laws of Mexico and was subject to Mexican labor law and Mexican contract law. Extensive negotiations were required with Mexican labor organization and Mexican tax authorities.
Successful Defense of Age Discrimination Charges in EEOC Case
Our firm defended DuneCraft,
Inc. from charges of age discrimination raised by its former Logistics and
Accounting Manager. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission retained the
matter and brought the charges of disparate treatment due to age, hostile work
environment because of age, and retaliatory termination in U.S District Court,
Northern District of Ohio before Judge Gwin. Discovery and dispositive motion
practice lasted for 11 months before the case proceeded to a jury trial.
After prevailing on numerous motions in limine to eliminate much of the
claim for damages and to prevent the introduction of potentially prejudicial
testimony and documents, the trial was reduced to two days and included
testimony from 10 witnesses. The twelve jurors (7F 5M) deliberated for 2+ hours
and returned a unanimous verdict in favor of DuneCraft on all counts.