Markovits, Stock & DeMarco Obtains Class Certification in Antitrust and RICO Class Action Against Duke Energy

On March 13, 2014, Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr. issued an order certifying a class action in Anthony Williams, et al. v. Duke Energy Corporation, et al., Case No. 1:08-cv-46 (S.D. Ohio). The lawsuit alleges that Duke Energy and its predecessor CG&E/Cinergy secretly paid approximately $73 million in kickbacks to over twenty large, Southwest Ohio companies…

Markovits, Stock & DeMarco Featured in LexisNexis Business of Law Blog

Markovits, Stock & DeMarco’s unique brand of providing top-notch legal support was featured in “Starting Story: Tech Tales from a New Law Firm,”  on the LexisNexis Business of Law Blog. The article focuses on how leading edge technology and trustworthy people are key to attaining successful results for Markovits, Stock & DeMarco’s clients. It touches on how working directly with the programmer who creates our databases…

Markovits, Stock & DeMarco Obtains Antitrust Preliminary Injunction Against Eastman Kodak Company

On March 6, 2014, Judge Michael R. Barrett issued a preliminary injunction in Collins Inkjet Corporation v. Eastman Kodak Company, Case No. 1:13CV664 (S.D. Ohio), requiring Kodak to stop engaging in differential pricing for its Versamark printhead refurbishment services. The Complaint alleges that Kodak engaged in an antitrust violation by tying the price of its…

Terry Coates, of Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, Named to Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 C-Change Class

The Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce has invited Terry Coates to serve as a Member of its 2014 C-Change class. A year-long program, C-Change selects emerging leaders in the Cincinnati community to participate in leadership activities that enhance community involvement and strengthen ties between and among young business professionals. The C-Change press release can be found…

Court Names Markovits, Stock & DeMarco as Lead Plaintiff’s Counsel in Freddie Mac Securities Fraud Case

The Honorable Benita Y. Pearson has appointed Markovits, Stock & DeMarco to serve as Lead Counsel for Ohio Public Employees Retirement System who, in turn, is serving as Lead Plaintiff in the securities fraud class action litigation against Freddie Mac for misleading the investing public regarding its exposure to toxic subprime mortgage loans.  The case…

Basketball Legend Oscar Robertson Retains Markovits, Stock & DeMarco to Represent Him in Landmark Antitrust Case Against the NCAA et al

Joining forces with Celtics great Bill Russell, UCLA star Ed O’Bannon and a host of former collegiate athletes, Oscar Robertson has sued the NCAA, Collegiate Licensing Company, and Electronic Arts claiming those entities improperly profited from using his likeness and image in violation of antitrust laws. The case is captioned In re NCAA Student-Athlete Name…