Archive for 2019

Sutter O’Connell Super Lawyers Named for 2020

Posted on December 10th, 2019 by Kathy Brookhart

We’re happy to announce that Matt O’Connell, Jim Popson, Don Richardson, Kevin Kita, James McCrystal and Daniel Bray have been named as Super Lawyers for 2020. Messrs. Bray and Kita were also named as Rising Stars. Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers is a selective group of attorneys who have attained superior recognition for their achievements in…

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A Protective Order will be Ineffective to Bar Disclosure of Data when the Public Interest in the Data Exceeds the Risk of Anti-Competitive Harm

Posted on December 3rd, 2019 by James L. McCrystal, Jr.James L. McCrystal, Jr.

The procedural and substantive requirements to frame the foundation for an enforceable protective order barring disclosure of data to the public were outlined in a recent decision by the 6th Circuit in a case coming out of the Opioid MDL, now pending in Cleveland. Derek Hartman and James McCrystal describe the issues and strategy necessary…

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Jim McCrystal to Receive 2019 OACTA Award

Posted on November 19th, 2019 by Matthew C. O’ConnellMatthew O'Connell

Sutter O’Connell is proud to announce that James L. McCrystal, Jr., of counsel to the firm, shall receive the 2019 Excellence in Advocacy Award from the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA) at its Annual Meeting in Cleveland this week.    The Award is given to a “pillar of the bar” who has distinguished himself…

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Ohio Supreme Court Holds Lack of Causation Results in Ruling for Grocery Store after Motorized Cart Injures Shopper

Posted on October 9th, 2019 by Ashley C. WakefieldAshley Wakefield

Proof of causation is a fundamental element in negligence cases. That missing element of proof resulted in the reversal of a jury verdict in favor of a grocery store customer who was injured when struck by another customer who was operating a motorized grocery store shopping cart, by a unanimous decision of the Ohio Supreme…

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Amazon’s Multi-Front War Against Products Liability Claims Marches On

Posted on September 13th, 2019 by sutteroconnell

A flurry of decisions involving one of the most popular retailers in the world,, have made some fascinating products liability law in recent months. In Ohio, Amazon faces litigation over the sale of caffeine powder to a teenager, who overdosed on the product and died.  In Stiner v. Amazon., the trial court granted summary…

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Sutter O’Connell Attorney James McCrystal to Receive Distinguished OACTA Excellence in Advocacy Award

Posted on September 4th, 2019 by Kathy Brookhart

We’re thrilled to announce that James L. McCrystal, Jr. will be honored with the 2019 Excellence in Advocacy Award at the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA) annual meeting in Cleveland in November. The “Excellence in Advocacy Award” honors McCrystal as a pillar of the bar who has distinguished himself by effective client representation, superior…

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