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Court Interprets “Loser Pays’ Provision in Consumer Contract

In a recent case (GATHER v. WALL & ASSOCIATES, INC., et al, 2017 –Ohio-765, March 2, 2017, ), the Montgomery County Ohio Court of Appeals decided that, while an arbitration provision in a consumer contract  was not “procedurally unconscionable” under the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act (CSPA), a “loser pays” provision requiring the losing party […]

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Fraud Is Alive and Well In 2014

When authorities entered Bernie Madoff’s private offices after his fraud was revealed, they found a silver sculpture in the shape of a screw on his window sill.  The name of his yacht was “The Bull Ship.”  Madoff was laughing in the faces of the thousands of investors he bilked. Today, approximately six years after Madoff […]

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Creative Litigation or “Making Lemonade From Lemons”

Recently we completed a consensual arbitration in a personal injury case. Settlement discussions had stalled, with the defendant offering $40,000 and us demanding $100,000 (the policy limits). We were stuck because the defendant firmly believed that our client’s serious and permanent medical problems were not caused by the tortfeasor’s negligence, but rather because of pervasive […]

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