Archive for Litigation

Public Outrage at Casey Anthony Verdict: Understanding the Differences in the Burden of Proof From Civil to Criminal Cases.

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Many are shocked and outraged following yesterday’s verdict for Casey Anthony in her trial for the murder of her young daughter Caylee. Following a trial that lasted seven weeks, the jury in the Casey Anthony case came back with a not-guilty verdict based on the existence of reasonable doubt. Ultimately, prosecution in the Casey Anthony [...]

Crumpton Law In The News

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Last Wednesday, Crumpton Law filed suit on behalf of its clients against rapper Afroman. The breach of contract and unjust enrichment lawsuit against the Grammy nominated Rapper received international coverage. You can read more about the suit in the following media outlets: Los Angeles Times, Gawker, Chicago Tribune, NPR, MSN, Baltimore Sun, USA Today, OK [...]

Crumpton Law Represents Venue In Lawsuit Filed Against Rapper Afroman

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

AFROMAN SUED ON 4/20 ‘Because I Got High’ Singer Sued For Forgetting About A Concert Date Rapper Afroman, best known for his songs about marijuana use, was sued today for failing to appear at a concert at The Patio at the Continent in Columbus, Ohio.  The lawsuit, filed in the Franklin County Municipal Court, alleges [...]

Court of Appeals Ruling emphasizes the importance of an Operating Agreement

Friday, March 11th, 2011

A recent Marion County case demonstrates the importance of a well-written operating agreement for members of an Ohio limited liability company. On March 15, 2010, the Courts of Appeals in Marion County ruled monies contributed by one member of the corporation were really a loan and that an initial investment of $225,000 by the other [...]

Crumpton Law Wins Business Breach of Contract Trial

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Attorney Matthew Crumpton and Crumpton Law recently won a judgment for $9,493.46 in a small business case.  The victory was on behalf of an international shipping intermediary company against a customer who refused to pay. The shipping intermediary won on claims for breach of contract and unjust enrichment. The trial, which lasted for two days, [...]

What To Do If Your Small Business Is Sued?

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

It is bound to happen to every business at some point. A disgruntled customer, a competitor, or a creditor files a lawsuit against your company. The immediate steps taken by the company to respond to the lawsuit can make a big difference in the ultimate outcome of the lawsuit. There are a few things that [...]

Former Ohio Employee Pays $139,521 for Violating Non-Compete Agreement

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

On April 30, the Court of Appeals in Hamilton County upheld a non-compete agreement prohibiting Michael E. Bustle from competing with Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa, Inc. for a period of one year. Mr. Bustle was hired at Mitchell’s, a high-end beauty salon in the greater Cincinnati area, soon after graduating from cosmetology school.  At the [...]

Supreme Court Rules Against Franklin County in Huntington Park Case

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

The Ohio Supreme Court recently held that the Franklin County Board of Commissioners failed to exercise sound discretion in awarding a painting contract for Huntington Park, home of the Columbus Clippers. In 2008, the Commission rejected a bid from The Painting Company (a non-union shop) in favor of a bid from a union shop that [...]

‘Water’ They Thinking?: Contests Must Be Reasonably Safe

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

In a negligence lawsuit, the heart of the plaintiff’s claim is that the defendant acted unreasonably when it had a duty to act reasonable. To establish a basic case for negligence, there are four elements that the plaintiff must establish: duty, breach, cause, and harm. A recent California case explained the element of duty as [...]

Ohio Supreme Court Clarifies Insurance Coverage

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Ohio Supreme Court, torts