Publications

Maestle Persuades Court of Appeals to Reverse Half Million Dollar Judgment

Posted on in Appellate, Publications

On August 27, 2012, the Eleventh District Court of Appeals issued a unanimous decision reversing and setting aside a $574,121.32 judgment against Huntington Bank as successor in interest to Sky Bank. This matter arose from alleged damages incurred during the construction of the W. Thomas James’ Funeral Home. Maestle Persuades Court of Appeals to Reverse […]

Supreme Court Rebuffs Labor Department

Posted on in Labor, Publications

Any reader of this article is probably well aware of one of the most commonly referenced federal statutes, namely, The Fair Labor Standards Act (29 U.S. Code §201, et seq.) (the “FLSA”). This statute deals essentially with setting forth minimum wage, the requirement of a customary 40 hour work week, and a time and a […]

Ohio Supreme Court Clarifies Appellate Court Standard of Review for a Declaratory Judgment Matter

Posted on in Insurance, Publications

In a 7-0 decision, the Ohio Supreme Court, in Arnott v. Arnott, Slip Opinion No. 2012-Ohio- 3208, held that an appellate court should apply an abuse of discretion standard when reviewing a trial court’s holding to the question of standing, e.g., the appropriateness of the case for declaratory judgment and should apply a de novo […]

Supreme Court Rebuffs Labor Department

Posted on in Employment, Publications

Any reader of this article is probably well aware of one of the most commonly referenced federal statutes, namely, The Fair Labor Standards Act (29 U.S. Code §201, et seq.) (the “FLSA”). This statute deals essentially with setting forth minimum wage, the requirement of a customary 40 hour work week, and a time and a […]

You Auto Know! – Social Media

Posted on in Automotive/Transportation, Publications

As you know, in the past year, this author has written two articles regarding social media. Recently, I received a call from an attorney in another state asking advice on a problem where a salesperson was texting to potential customers. Some issues arose regarding the context of the texts. Thereafter, we entered into a general […]