A Wealth of Litigation Experience
At Meaden & Moore, our litigation support group knows that experience matters. Through years of service and detail, our team has the understanding of what it takes to help clients succeed when litigation cannot be avoided. Below is a selection of case studies related to our knowledge and service.
Performed investigation and analysis of a major dispute between a national charitable organization and the financial institution that processed contributions. Procedures included interviewing key personnel and vendors, documenting and analyzing the procedural methodologies of both parties and their vendors, providing recommendations for resolution.
Examined a significant claim for damages presented by a single-family home developer. The allegations included deterioration of value, soft costs and a loss of profits. The dispute went to mediation without resolution and then summary judgement where our report and examination testimony assisted in a favorable decision.
On behalf of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office (Economic Crime Unit), examined, and reported on a high-profile corruption matter related to a large contract for services.
On behalf of investors, provided expert testimony in regard to the insolvency of an organization as part of an involuntary bankruptcy hearing. The United States Bankruptcy Court ruled that insolvency was proven.
Quantified value of stolen tangible and intellectual property to assist the organization with successful criminal prosecution for the economic crimes.
Financial Condition Review
Experienced in bankruptcy proceedings including reviews of financial condition prior to bankruptcy filing including transfers of assets.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Assisted an international insurance carrier with their alternative dispute resolution hearings for hundreds of commercial policyholders. The hearings were for resolution of commercial insurance claims as a result of the 2005 hurricanes.
On behalf of an insurance adjuster client, identified a fraudulent business interruption claim of approximately $2M, assisted the insurance company’s Special Investigations Unit in pursuing the claimant.
At the request of the Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas, conducted an investigation of a dispute between two former business partners and the value (damages to both) of any potential breach of written separation agreement, and reported directly to the judge.
Fraudulent Financial Reporting
Conducted an investigation of financial statement misstatements (fictitious revenue) for a large subsidiary of a national organization, identified how the misstatement was perpetrated, assisted in restating the financial statements and provided internal control recommendations.
Performed investigation and analysis of claims by a licensed distributor against a global tire manufacturer. Allegations included discrimination and breach of contract. Damages included loss of future earnings/profits and punitive damages. Our analysis identified inconsistencies in the damages presentation and significant errors that resulted in a revised report from the plaintiff’s expert and satisfactory resolution.
Loss of Use – Personal Injury
Performed investigation and analysis of claims by a self-employed therapist against a business owner’s insurer. The damages presented, not the injury to the plaintiff were in dispute. The plaintiff’s expert was an economist that presented damages from a theoretical perspective without accounting for the plaintiff’s actual earnings prior to the injury. Our report included damages significantly less than claimed and based on the plaintiffs actual earnings and work-life expectancy. The jury agreed with our recommendation and awarded the damages amount in our report.