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OACTA Confers Excellence in Advocacy Award to Lawrence Sutter

Posted on November 16th, 2017 by Matthew C. O’ConnellMatthew O'Connell

The Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys conferred its Excellence in Advocacy Award to Lawrence A. Sutter III, posthumously, at the OACTA Annual Meeting in Cleveland on November 16, 2017.  The Excellence in Advocacy Award annually honors a lawyer who has distinguished him or herself over a number of years by the recipient’s professionalism, intelligence,…

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It’s Never Too Early to do the Right Thing: Fifth District Affirms Trial Court’s Discretion in Dismissing Case with Prejudice for Lack of Prosecution

Posted on September 28th, 2017 by Kevin W. KitaKita

Sutter O’Connell notched yet another appellate victory this week in the Fifth District case captioned S.C. a minor, et al. v. Licking County Health Department, et al. The Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed the Licking County trial court’s decision to dismiss a negligence claim with prejudice for lack of prosecution just seven months after the…

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OACTA’s 2017 Excellence in Advocacy Award to Honor Larry Sutter

Posted on September 26th, 2017 by Matthew C. O’ConnellMatthew O'Connell

The Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys announced today that it will present its 2017 Excellence in Advocacy Award to Lawrence A. Sutter III, posthumously.   Calling Larry “one of the most revered and accomplished defense lawyers in Ohio”, the award will recognize Larry’s lifetime of professional accomplishments.  The Excellence in Advocacy Award is presented annually…

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Judgment Affirmed: Sutter O’Connell Wins Appeal in Catastrophic Workplace Injury Case

Posted on August 21st, 2017 by Daniel A. LeisterDaniel A. Leister

Sutter O’Connell is continuing to shape Ohio law in favor of its clients. This trend continued last week when the Seventh District (Ohio) Court of Appeals affirmed Sutter O’Connell’s victory in a catastrophic injury case venued in Columbiana County, Ohio. The case arose from a serious workplace injury suffered by a worker at a lime…

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Appellate Win: No Legal Status, No Case to Bring

Posted on August 21st, 2017 by Brian E. RoofBrian E. Roof

In the appeal in the case of Church at Warren v. ABC Supply Co., Inc. and Mule-Hide Products Co., Inc., the Eleventh District (Ohio) Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court granting summary judgment in favor of Sutter O’Connell’s clients ABC Supply and Mule-Hide. The appellate court agreed with the trial court that the Church…

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Sutter O’Connell Obtains Dismissal of Second Lakewood Hospital Case

Posted on July 17th, 2017 by Robert E. CahillRobert E. Cahill

Taxpayer suits frequently challenge municipal government action, but when they fail to state a viable claim, even when assuming all of the facts alleged are true, they should be summarily dismissed. Along with Kevin Butler, Lakewood’s Law Director, Sutter O’Connell attorney Robert Cahill obtained a full dismissal of taxpayer claims against the City of Lakewood…

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