Bill Markovits Finalist for 2015 Antitrust Enforcement Award

The American Antitrust Institute recognized Bill Markovits as one of four finalists for the 2015 Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law award for his success in Collins Inkjet Corp. v. Eastman Kodak Co. In that case, Collins Inkjet alleged that Kodak violated the federal antitrust laws by illegal tying. The district court found in Collins’ favor and issued a preliminary…

Bill Markovits Named Best Lawyers® 2016 Antitrust Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati

Bill Markovits was named the Best Lawyers® 2016 Antitrust Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore…

Terry Coates Wins YLS Professionalism Award

Terry Coates is the 2015 recipient of the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section Professionalism Award. The award honors the Young Lawyer Section member who best demonstrates respect toward colleagues, clients, and the judiciary, while encouraging others to do likewise. Terry’s nominator had this to say about why he deserved the award: Terry is a person who…

Markovits, Stock & DeMarco Obtains Class Certification for Wage and Hour Violations Against El Vaquero Restaurants

On September 4, 2014, Judge Algenon L. Marbley issued an order certifying a class action in Renae Castillo, et al. v. Morales, Inc., et al., Case No. 2:12-cv-650 (S.D. Ohio). The lawsuit alleges wage and hour violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act and parallel Ohio laws against eight El Vaquero restaurants.  Plaintiffs’ claims include failure…

Terry Coates, of Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, Quoted By AP Regarding OHSAA Sport Transfer Rules

When the Associated Press needed input on the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s sometimes-byzantine transfer rules for high-school student-athletes, it contacted MSD attorney Terry Coates.  In a recent article on OHSAA’s sport transfer rule, “Exceptions rare to OHSAA sport transfer rule,” Coates noted that the transfer rule can make it very difficult for students who…