The Supreme Court of Ohio Reinstates Roger Bacon and GCL Coed’s Legal Challenge to Competitive Balance

Roughly a year ago, Roger Bacon High School and the Greater Catholic League Coed (GCL Coed) filed a lawsuit against the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) over the harmful impact that the OHSAA’s “competitive balance” rules have on the GCL Coed’s Catholic high schools. After hearing arguments, Judge Robert Ruehlman of the Hamilton County…

Vita-Mix Class Action Update

The federal district judge overseeing the Linneman v. Vita-Mix Corporation, No. 15-cv-748 (U.S. Dist. Ct., S.D. Ohio) case approved the settlements in this case on March 22, 2018. Two potential class members appealed this decision to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Be assured that claims are being processed and settlement benefits will be provided…

Jimmy John’s Drivers: Are You Being Paid Properly?

MSD filed a lawsuit seeking to represent delivery drivers who have worked at Jimmy John’s franchises over the past several years. The plaintiff-delivery driver claims that the “Hohla & Wyss” Jimmy John’s franchisees denied delivery drivers proper wages in three distinct ways. Under-reimbursed automobile expenses and other “kickbacks” First, the plaintiff alleges that Jimmy John’s…

Markovits, Stock & DeMarco Welcomes Attorney Jennifer J. Morales

Markovits, Stock & DeMarco is pleased to welcome attorney Jennifer J. Morales. Morales practices in the areas of complex commercial litigation and settlement administration. She has significant experience in the estimation, litigation, and liquidation of mass tort claims, the creation of qualified settlement funds, and the counseling of trustees of mass tort settlement trusts on…

Chris Stock Tapped for Position on Ohio House’s New Medical Marijuana Task Force

We congratulate Chris Stock, one of Markovits, Stock & DeMarco’s founding partners, for being asked by Ohio Speaker of the House, Clifford A. Rosenberger, to serve on a 15-member Medical Marijuana Task Force, led by Representative Kirk Schuring. The task force will examine the issue of medical marijuana, including whether and how to legalize it…

Markovits, Stock & DeMarco Launches the Wage and Hour Information Resource Website

Starting this year, Markovits, Stock & DeMarco launched the Wage and Hour Information Resource website. The site is designed to provide employers and employees with information and practical answers about wage and hour issues in the workplace. Some of the issues covered include overtime pay, minimum wage, retaliation, and whistleblowing. In describing the website, Andrew…