Litigation :: In The News
Smart Business, March 2013, Erin C. Cleary, interviewee
Annual business reviews with an attorney could save costly legal hassles.
Winter Lull is Expected in Gas Field Development, But It’ll Likely Just Be ‘The Calm Before the Storm’
The Daily Jeffersonian, December 2, 2011, John Brody and Andrew Sonderman, interviewees
The winter months cause a lull in the shale oil and gas development. It is important during this time to understand the basics of master service agreements and ensure employees are aware of any confidentiality agreements in place.
Columbus CEO, February 15, 2011, Ken Cookson, contributor
For years, attorneys across Ohio lobbied the state to establish courts designed to meet the special needs of business. Lawyers complained that commercial cases took too long, that judges had varying degrees of expertise in business law, and that lack of uniformity in decision making made it hard for firms to decide whether it was even worthwhile to litigate.
Arrearage Cure Amount in Chapter 13 Includes Legal Fees Even if Claim Is Undersecured
American Bar Association, February 16, 2011, Christy Prince, author
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that chapter 13 debtors are required to pay all fees required by the underlying loan documents in order to cure a default even if the total debt exceeds the value of the collateral.
- Businesses expect no litigation ebb in 2011, cite economy as key factor
- Columbus Business First, December 10, 2010, Tom Hill, contributor
- Most companies don’t expect the level of litigation they’ll face in 2011 to ease up, though the rough economy and the regulatory climate are likely to alter the mix.
All or Nothing
Smart Business, December 2010, Thomas W. Hill, interviewee
At some point, you may be faced with a high-stakes lawsuit which could place your company’s future in doubt. It’s difficult to treat that case like any other when it has the potential to destroy your business, but there is a path you should follow.
- Lawyer of the Year: Thomas W. Hill
- Columbus Business First, November 5, 2010, Tom Hill, spotlight
- Thomas W. Hill was honored as the “Lawyer of the Year” in
Columbus for the Bet-the-Company area of law by “The Best Lawyers in
America” and “U.S. News and World Report.”
What to do when sued
Smart Business, November 2010, Loriann E. Fuhrer, interviewee
If your company has just been sued, it’s natural to feel angry. However, letting your emotions take control of your actions can make it difficult to do what’s necessary to prepare for the lawsuit.
- The Commercial Court - A Year in Review
- The Daily Reporter, Winter 2010, John Brody & Rebecca Price, authors
- The Ohio Supreme Court implemented commercial dockets in four common pleas courts in Ohio. As of late 2009, the commercial docket had 160 pending cases.
- Betting the Company
- Columbus C.E.O., October 2009, Tom Hill, contributor
- When everything you've worked for is on the line in the courtroom, you need a top business litigator. C.E.O. talked with seven of the best.
- New business-specific court expected to fast track commercial cases
- Business First, 1/30/2009, John Brody
- At the turn of the year, two judges for the Franklin County Common Pleas Court began specializing in commercial or business cases, called a "commercial docket."
- The Settlement
- Columbus C.E.O., March 2008, Tom Hill, contributor
- After squabbling for years over the value of Nationwide Arena, the insurance company and the Columbus schools finally sat down to talk.
- Nationwide, schools settle arena valuation dispute
- Business First, 12/5/2007, Tom Hill, contributor
- A six-year dispute between Nationwide Arena's owner and Columbus City Schools over the arena's value for tax purposes has ended.