We are pleased to report that a Cleveland jury reached a unanimous verdict for Cooper & Elliott client Martin Enterprises in a dispute between contractors. Martin Enterprises is a highly regarded contractor that has been doing business in the Cleveland area for more than 35-years. After it assembled a team of three companies to bid on a valuable Army Corps of Engineers project, and after the contract was awarded to the team, the two other companies got greedy and kicked Martin Enterprises out of the project. The jury’s six-figure award sent a clear message: that’s not the way to do business in Cleveland. Congratulations to the entire Martin family for pursuing this important case about business ethics.
October 1st, 2013
May 30th, 2013
A Franklin County jury has awarded more than $1.5 million to Eric and Brenda Schmidt and Paul Bursey in a business dispute involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and breach of contract. The claims arose when their award-winning company, iBeam Solutions, was acquired by a company controlled by Edward Panos. Brad Strickling and Bart Keyes did a great job of representing Eric, Brenda and Paul at trial.