Recent Cases

TPM Leads Gibson’s Bakery to Largest Defamation Verdict in Ohio History


ELYRIA, OHIO:  On Thursday, June 13, a Lorain County jury sent a clear message in the case of Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College – truth still matters. The family bakery was awarded $33.2 million in punitive damages and $11 million in compensatory damages. The combined $44.2 million total verdict is the largest in Ohio’s history for any libel or slander case and has attracted national media attention.

Jury Verdict for $3 Million Against Rehab Hospital for Death of 66-Year-Old Patient


WARREN, OHIO:  After a two week trial, a jury found Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital responsible for causing the death of its 66-year-old-patient.  The jury found that the patient's family should be compensated a total of $3,000,000.00 for the needless taking of their loved one. After undergoing a hip replacement, Mr. Williams was transferred to Hillside Rehabilitation [...]

$342,868.65 Jury Verdict Against Construction Contractor


CANTON, OHIO:  After a nearly three-week trial, the jury held Hostetler Heritage Homes, Ltd., its corporate successor, Hostetler Builders, LLC, and two individual members liable for fraudulent misrepresentation, failure to perform in a workmanlike manner, and breach of contract in connection with Hostetler Heritage Home’s design and construction of a Tudor-style home on behalf of [...]

Q92 Radio Held Harmless of All Claims Made by Former Morning Show Host


ALLIANCE, OHIO – WDJQ Q92 received news earlier today that Magistrate Kristen Moore found Defendant D.A. Peterson, Inc. dba WDJQ/WDPN Radio not liable of any wrong doing with regards to allegations made by former Q92 employee, Plaintiff Bryan Modzelewski. “Mr. Modezleski’s lawsuit against the Q92 team directly challenged one of the most fundamental principles recognized [...]

Jury Verdict Over $2.4 Million Against Assembler of Motorcycle


NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO -  After a two week trial, a jury found Custom Assembly, Inc. responsible for failing to properly assemble a motorcycle, which caused the handlebars to become loose and caused the operator, Dr. Rhonda Company, to crash the motorcycle. The jury found that Dr. Company should be compensated $2,448,189.29 for her injuries, which [...]

TPM Successfully Defends Patients’ Right to Know


COLUMBUS, OHIO - TPM successfully argued to the Supreme Court of Ohio that a patient unequivocally has a right to their own medical records. In a 5-2 decision, the Court held that a medical provider is required to provide a patient their medical records regardless of where such records are stored. The Court further held that the [...]

Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Former Board Members of Twin City Hospital


NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO ­– The Fifth District Court of Appeals has affirmed the dismissal of the $15 million lawsuit filed against former officials at Twin City Hospital in Dennison.  On November 15, 2013, Judge H.F. Inderlied, sitting by assignment, entered judgment in favor of the former officials, dismissing all claims.  On Wednesday, the Court of [...]