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The Winning Streak of the Walter | Haverfield Trial Team

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Two members of the Walter | Haverfield Litigation group are earning widespread recognition for their hard work and legal talents after back-to-back victories across state lines. The trial team, led by attorneys John Schiller and Jamie Price,…

Public Officials, Social Media and the Law

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Walter | Haverfield partner Darrell Clay speaks to Cleveland’s Fox 8 News about first amendment rights after an Akron resident sues his councilman for a move he made on Facebook. Watch the story here.

Alleged Defamation Arising from Form U-5s

In an article in the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, Walter | Haverfield attorney Doug Eppler explains defamation claims arising from Form U-5s and the issue of “privilege” defense under Ohio Law for former employers.

Appellate Court Hears Cities' Challenge to Central Tax Filing for Business Income

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Walter | Haverfield’s Darrell Clay described how Ohio municipalities have constitutional home rule authority to levy taxes, in an article published in The Hannah Report.

Trust but verify insurance policy coverage before it’s too late

              You trusted your insurance agent with your company’s insurance coverage. What could go wrong? The Ohio Supreme Court recently made it clear that upon receiving that…
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Walter| Haverfield Expands its Litigation and Real Estate Teams

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Committed to its mission of offering personalized service to our growing number of clients, Walter | Haverfield has hired Nicholas Buzzy to its Litigation team and Gail Bisesi to its Real Estate team. Buzzy is a dedicated, dynamic attorney…

Click at your own peril

In an article written by Timothy Magaw and published on July 29, 2017 by Crain's Cleveland Business, Craig A. Marvinney advised companies to employ top-down programs in order to prevent cyber attacks.

Small Claims Recovery Increased to $6,000 – Should Your Business Be Thinking Small?

"Small Claims Recovery Increased to $6000 - Should Your Business Be Thinking Small?," also appeared online in Crain's Cleveland Business on April 3, 2017. Late last year, Governor Kasich signed a law that doubled the maximum amount of money…

Marvinney Teaches Oral Advocacy Class at Case Western Reserve University School of Law

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On March 27, 2017, Craig A. Marvinney, along with Supreme Court of Ohio Justice Sharon L. Kennedy, jointly taught a class on Oral Advocacy at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. This class, which was presented to the entire First…

Common Sense Communication Cuts Cyber Risk

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It’s early in the year. Famco’s employees are looking to get their taxes done. Anticipated refunds will ease the pain from holiday excess. The small manufacturer’s CFO sighs in relief that the rush to complete the corporate W-2s is done.…

Disposing of Household Waste: What Does the Law Require?

In the “Law You Can Use” consumer legal information column provided by the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA), published on December 22, 2016 and titled "Disposing of Household Waste: What Does the Law Require?," Leslie G. Wolfe answered…

EPA Includes Asbestos Among the First Ten Chemicals Identified for Review Under New TSCA Legislation

On November 29, 2016, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first ten chemicals it will prioritize for risk evaluation under the recent legislative amendments to the federal Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976…

Understanding the Legal Claims of Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence

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In an article published in the November 2016 issue of the Journal of Financial Service Professionals, John Schiller discussed the two principal ways that a testamentary transfer of property can be challenged.andnbsp; In this piece, written…

How CERCLA Protects Citizens and the Environment from Exposure to Hazardous Substances

This “Law You Can Use” consumer legal information column was provided by the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA). It was prepared by attorney Leslie G. Wolfe, a senior associate in the Cleveland office of Walter | Haverfield LLP and a member…

Criminal Liability arising from Drone Operations

In an article published in the September 2016 issue of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal and titled, "Criminal Liability arising from Drone Operations," Darrell A. Clay and Jessica Trivisonno asserted that drone users must operate their…

Board of Professional Conduct Issues New Guidance on Flat Fee Agreements

In an article published in the April 2016 issue of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal and titled, "Board of Professional Conduct Issues New Guidance on Flat Fee Agreements," Jamie A. Price discussed a recent advisory opinion addressing flat…

Preparing for the next big cybersecurity challenge: What we've learned from the Sony hack of 2014

In a Crain's "Legal Guest Blog," published on December 8, 2015 and titled, "Preparing for the next big cybersecurity challenge: What we've learned from the Sony hack of 2014," Craig A. Marvinney asserted that any organization with an IT system…

Preparing for the Next Big Cybersecurity Challenge

What we've learned from the Sony Hack of 2014November 24, 2014 marked one of the most devastating cyberattacks on a private corporation to date. The attack, which infiltrated the highest levels of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), illustrates…

The Anatomy of The Hack Job: Sony, North Korea and International Trade Secretology

On July 30, 2015,andnbsp;Craig A. Marvinneyandnbsp;spoke on the topic, "The Anatomy of The Hack Job: Sony, North Korea and International Trade Secretology," at the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel 2015 Annual Meeting, Intellectual…

Mediation of the Complex Case: Perspectives and Techniques to Achieve Excellent Results

On June 9, 2015,andnbsp;Craig A. Marvinneyandnbsp;spoke at The 2015 Litigation Management College Graduate Program, per the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The topic of Craig's presentation…

Got a drone over the holidays? Be careful before flying it for a business purpose

In a Crain's "Legal Guest Blog," published on January 14, 2015 and titled, "Got a drone over the holidays? Be careful before flying it for a business purpose," Darrell A. Clay noted that people piloting drones for commercial purposes must comply…

Aircraft Lien Rights: One Typical State Law Scheme

In an article published in the Winter 2014-15 issue of theandnbsp;Law-Pilots Bar Association Journalandnbsp;and titled, "Aircraft Lien Rights: One Typical State Law Scheme,"andnbsp;Darrell A. Clayandnbsp;provided advice to individuals or businesses…

Unique Sentencing Departures: Are You Being Creative?

In an article published in the September 2014 issue of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal and titled, "Unique Sentencing Departures: Are You Being Creative?," Darrell A. Clay indicated that creative arguments at sentencing can sometimes…

Trustee Liability: A Litigator's Perspective, Journal of Financial Service Professionals, November 2008

The Journal of Financial Services Professionals, through its Kenneth Black, Jr. Journal Author Award Program, has recognized John E. Schiller for his 2008 article, "Trustee Liability: A Litigator's Perspective." John's article placed second…

A Physician's Last Chance, Side Bar, Published by the Litigation Section of the Federal Bar Association, Vol. 10, No. 1, Winter 2010

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In the article, "A Physician's Last Chance," published by the Federal Litigation Section of the Federal Bar Association, Michael J. Jordan andandnbsp;John E. Schillerandnbsp;discussed the challenges facing attorneys when contesting, through…

Mediation in the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals: A Survey

In an article published in the Fall 2014 issue of The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Quarterly and titled, "Mediation in the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals: A Survey," Craig A. Marvinney asserted that mandatory mediation…

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Constitutional Ban on Affirmative Action

In a blog posted on the website of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) and titled, "U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Constitutional Ban on Affirmative Action," Craig A. Marvinney reviewed the Court's decision in the case…

Businesses increasingly find mediation a valuable tool for navigating the e-discovery process

In a Crain's "Legal Guest Blog," titled "Businesses increasingly find mediation a valuable tool for navigating the e-discovery process," Sara Ravas Cooper explained how parties in a litigation matter can benefit from the use of a mediator to…

Served via social media - the new 'face' of litigation

In a "Law You Can Use" article, titled "Served via social media - the new 'face' of litigation" and published by the Ohio State Bar Association and Akron.com, Sara Ravas Cooper addressed the concept of "service of process" by social media in…

A New Approach to Managing E-Discovery

In an article published in theandnbsp;Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, titled "A New Approach to Managing E-Discovery,"andnbsp;Sara Ravas Cooperandnbsp;recommended that parties to a lawsuit consider the use of a mediator to handle potential…

Compliance Deadline Alert: FCC Changes in Express Consent Standards to Take Effect on October 16, 2013

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Byandnbsp;Mark S. Fuscoandnbsp;andandnbsp;Sara Ravas CooperEffective October 16, 2013, two key provisions of the Federal Communications Commission's ("FCC") Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") are set to take effect.First, one prior exception…

If arbitration is the answer, you may have asked the wrong question

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In a Crain's "Legal Guest Blog," published on April 18, 2013 and titled, "If arbitration is the answer, you may have asked the wrong question", Mark Fuscoandnbsp;provides business owners and corporate decision makers items to be aware of when…

Help avoid a lawsuit with a pre-emptive strike

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In a Crain's "Legal Guest Blog," published on February 28, 2013 and titled,andnbsp;"Help avoid a lawsuit with a pre-emptive strike"andnbsp;Mark Fuscoandnbsp;comments on how to gain the upper hand when confronting a lawsuit from out of state…

Physician Apologies and General Admissions of Fault: Amending the Federal Rules of Evidence, 72 Ohio St. L.J. 687 (2011)

Physician Apologies and General Admissions of Fault: Amending the Federal Rules of Evidence, 72 Ohio St. L.J. 687 (2011)

Review Contracts and Agreements with Out-of-State Companies to Keep Your 'Home Team' Advantage in Litigation

Byandnbsp;Mark S. Fuscoandnbsp;andandnbsp;Sara R. CooperUnfortunately, all other options have failed and your company is forced to file suit against an out-of-state vendor or customer. For a variety of reasons - not the least of which is cost…

Observations from the Box

John E. Schiller's experience as a juror reinforces his faith in the jury system in this articleandnbsp;entitled,andnbsp;"Observations from the Box," Inside Business