Erin Rhinehart

Erin Rhinehart Selected as Benchmark Litigation Star

Benchmark Litigation has selected Erin Rhinehart, Co-Managing Partner of Faruki PLL, to appear in the 15th edition of Benchmark Litigation as a "Benchmark Litigation Star". This recognition means she has been identified as "one of the preeminent litigation practitioners in the US."

Benchmark Litigation is the only publication in the United States that focuses solely on litigation.    See Pitchengine Press Release.

 

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Court of Appeals Affirms Fraud and Breach of Contract Judgment for Faruki Client

On April 9, 2021, Jeff Ireland, Jason Palmer, and Melissa Watt prevailed on an appeal as the Second District Court of Appeals affirmed an overall judgment of nearly $3.5 million.  Harris v. Sunsong Holdings, Inc., 2021-Ohio-1213 (2d Dist.).  Faruki's client, Sunsong Holdings, Inc. was sued to enforce a purchase agreement and for breach of contract, conversion, tortious interference with contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraudulent inducement, all stemming from a 2015 acquisition of a Dayton manufacturer. Sunsong, represented by Faruki, filed a counterclaim for fraud and breach of contract, arguing that material information was concealed and misrepresented in due diligence. After a seven-day trial, the court awarded damages of more than $1.7 million on the counterclaim, as well as recovery of attorney's fees, expenses, and costs of litigation, which totaled more than $1.6 million.  The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's verdict that the Plaintiffs fraudulently misrepresented financial information and the condition of the Company, causing Sunsong to pay more for the business than it otherwise would have. 

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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.

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.

Media/Communications

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

White Collar Crime

Federal, state, local and international authorities are now dedicating unparalleled resources to investigating and prosecuting allegations of corporate and individual “white collar” wrongdoing.

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.

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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