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Sutter O’Connell Attorneys Jim McCrystal and Kevin Kita Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®

Posted on August 20th, 2023 by Jonathan M. MenuezJonathan M. Menuez

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for 2024 Sutter O’Connell is thrilled to share the news that Jim McCrystal has been recognized by Best Lawyers® for his exceptional work in Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction, and Product Liability Litigation; and Shareholder Kevin Kita has been recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for his sterling representation of Defendants…

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Stephanie M. Farah Joins Sutter O’Connell

Posted on November 9th, 2022 by Douglas Miller

Sutter O’Connell is pleased to announce that Stephanie M. Farah has recently joined the Firm as an Associate. Ms. Farah will concentrate her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, premises liability defense, products liability, and warranty defense. Her office is located the Firm’s Cleveland location. Ms. Farah received her Juris Doctor from Case Western…

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New York State Legislature Moves the Goal Post in Favor of Plaintiffs

Posted on March 24th, 2022 by sutteroconnell

Expansive Disclosure Requirements for Insurance Defendants in New York State May Set a Precedent for the Future of Disclosure Requirements and Insurance Litigation in Your State Insured defendants sued in New York are now required to make early and significant disclosures about insurance coverage. In December 2021, the Comprehensive Insurance Disclosure Act, C.P.L.R. 3101, was…

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Sutter O’Connell Celebrates 20 Years

Posted on February 16th, 2022 by sutteroconnell

The Firm will Commemorate the Milestone with a Series of Donations Sutter O’Connell is celebrating its twentieth anniversary as a prominent provider of litigation defense services to corporate, governmental, and insurance clients across the country. Founded by a group of trial attorneys in 2002 in Cleveland, Ohio, the firm remains focused on providing business litigation…

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It’s Not Auto Theft, Just Poor Decisions

Posted on January 25th, 2022 by sutteroconnell

Sutter O’Connell attorney Kevin Kita recently obtained summary judgment in Franklin County on behalf of an insurance company accused of breaching its contract and acting in bad faith.  The case arose from exceptional circumstances wherein the plaintiff was attempting to get out of his vehicle lease.  The plaintiff was contacted by a third party who…

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How Tennessee Courts Have Curtailed the Ability to Recover Tort Damages Between Contracting Parties

Posted on January 12th, 2022 by sutteroconnell

In Milan Supply Chain Sols., Inc. v. Navistar, Inc., the Tennessee Supreme Court recently addressed uncharted waters in Tennessee’s application of the economic loss doctrine (“ELD”). The ELD attempts to keep parties from getting more than they bargain for in their original agreements. States take various stances; some applying a stricter interpretation barring all tort…

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