The Columbus, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Chicago offices comprise the Midwest Issues & Appeals group, an expanding and thriving part of the nationwide practice. Midwest Issues & Appeals lawyers have argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, Third, Sixth, and Seventh Circuits, as well as high courts and trial courts throughout the region. And, as part of a nationwide practice, our attorneys can assist clients with needs across the country.
Our Midwest Issues & Appeals attorneys regularly handle landmark cases. Our victories include: Giles v. Wyeth (unanimous defense verdict in jury trial and Seventh Circuit affirmance in case involving antidepressant Effexor), Burns v. Prudential Securities, Inc. (97% reduction of jury's $250 million punitive damage award), Chicago Title Insurance Corp. v. Magnuson (Sixth Circuit reversal of a $32 million punitive damages award, and vacatur of compensatory damages for a new trial), State ex rel. Ohio Congress of Parents & Teachers v. State Board of Education (seminal Ohio Supreme Court decision regarding the constitutionality of Ohio's charter school program), and Cooper v. IBM Personal Pension Plan (reversal by the Seventh Circuit in IBM’s favor in an ERISA-based age discrimination case).
Pittsburgh Issues & Appeals attorneys have particularly significant experience in product liability cases and complex litigation, having coordinated motions practice nationwide on behalf of Sherwin-Williams in the litigation against former lead pigment manufacturers, and assisting currently on the nationwide representation of Yamaha in its Rhino-related products litigation. Our victories include State ex rel. Lynch v. Lead Industries Ass'n (landmark public nuisance case) and Brewer v. Dodson Aviation (summary judgment and affirmance on appeal in case involving wrongful death claim against Parker Hannifin Corporation and others resulting from an airplane crash).