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…

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…