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Erin Rhinehart Selected to Appear in 11th Edition of Benchmark Top 250 Women in Litigation

 

DAYTON and Cincinnati, Ohio — Benchmark Litigation has selected Erin Rhinehart, Co-Managing Partner of Faruki PLL to appear in the 11th edition of Benchmark Top 250 Women in Litigation. The list focuses on the "leading Top 250 female litigators from across the US" who made the list by being involved in some of the most important litigation matters in recent history, in addition to earning the respect of their peers and clients. This is the second consecutive year Erin has been included in this listPress Release.

 

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Faruki PLL Scores Important Victory Protecting Ohio Corporations Against Unreasonable Shareholder Requests

Jeff Ireland and Brian Wright, with Clay Prickett and Greg Magarian, defended a large-privately-held corporation against overreaching shareholder requests for records. The Ohio law concerning the shareholder right to corporate records has essentially remained unchanged for over a century.  Ohio law has not been amended to keep up with changes in technology and the proliferation of electronic records.   "Books and records requests" have become a tool to harass corporations by shareholders who finds themselves on the losing end of proper and appropriate corporate decisions.  In a hard-fought victory for large and small Ohio corporations, the Warren County Common Pleas Court granted summary judgment on July 27, 2022, in favor of Faruki's client. The Court found that the corporation complied with Ohio law by providing hard copy documents in response to the request.  Further, in an area of law not well-developed by Ohio courts, the Court held that the corporation is not required to produce every scrap of paper in response to a “books and records requests,” nor is a shareholder entitled to unfettered access to electronic records.

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Media/Communications

Advancements in technology, marketing, and branding bring new opportunities for growth and development. Risks also abound, especially as more businesses go online.

Business Litigation

Depth of experience makes a critical difference in business litigation. At Faruki, our experienced trial attorneys focus on business litigation, covering all aspects of business and commercial disputes.

Class Actions

People frequently use the term “bet the business” in reference to class actions. Moving from chance to a more acceptable resolution of class action lawsuits requires the experience and skills of a proven business law firm.

Data Security/Privacy

The difference between a company’s success or failure depends on its ability to quickly and efficiently collect, use, share and store information. Faruki has long been trusted counsel to businesses in matters of information law.

Intellectual Property

A dispute over intellectual property has the potential to threaten the survival of your business. Revenues may be severely curtailed due to an infringement or misappropriation of your intellectual property.

Corporate Counseling

We provide legal guidance, advice, and strategic and tactical assistance, based upon our deep experience resolving disputes, about avoiding problems before they arise and seizing the maximum advantage from opportunities. We are trusted partners to our business owner clients.

Employment Law

We resolve issues that arise in the employer-employee relationship.  Our lawyers also provide effective strategies, counseling, and training to help our clients mitigate the cost and distraction of litigation or lengthy government investigations.

We handle matters nationwide.

Our attorneys routinely appear in federal and state courts throughout the United States, and have appeared in the U.S. Supreme Court and most of the United States Courts of Appeals, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Charles J. Faruki,

Charles J. Faruki, Founding Partner (Retired)

Charlie is a trial lawyer and a founder of the firm. He concentrates his practice in business litigation.

Our curiosity, enthusiasm, and confidence ensures creative approaches to our clients’ problems and drives our passion for excellence.

Erin E. Rhinehart,

Erin E. Rhinehart, Co-Managing Partner

Erin leads Faruki’s media and communications practice, which includes First Amendment issues, online & traditional defamation, public records, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, open courts, branding, advertising law, social media, and certain privacy issues.

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Brian D. Wright, Co-Managing Partner

Brian helps business and individuals pursue and protect legal rights. He litigates matters throughout Ohio and the United States. He has successfully represented clients in numerous class actions and individual actions involving securities, privacy, business torts, copyright, trademarks, consumer protection, product liability, breach of contract and warranty, trade secrets, restrictive covenants (including covenants not to compete), and false advertising disputes.

Faruki is a heartland gem: expertise, value, empathy and loyalty. What more could you want in counsel?

 

As quoted in U.S. News Best Law Firms

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D. Jeffrey Ireland, Founding Partner

Jeff has tried business litigation cases throughout the
United States for more than 35 years. Clients appreciate
his ability to develop and implement strategy, and his
aggressive pursuit of the client’s objective.

Jeffrey T. Cox,

Jeffrey T. Cox, Partner

Jeff is a passionate advocate for our clients. His trial and
litigation skills, developed across a broad spectrum of
business and complex litigation matters, afford critical
leadership in evolving and challenging disputes.

Stephen A. Weigand,

Stephen A. Weigand, Partner

Steve is a successful trial attorney and counselor on complex legal issues and commercial disputes. His experience includes representing companies in diverse industries such as healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, and construction, and he has litigated cases involving contracts, product liability, intellectual property, and class actions, among others.

“Highly regarded boutique…solid expertise in handling a range of contentious matters, including IP, antitrust, employment and breach of contract disputes.”

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