Faruki Attorneys Recognized for 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers
Partners Jeff Ireland, Erin Rhinehart and Jeff Cox have been recognized once again for their notable talents in law in the 2022 edition of Ohio Super Lawyers magazine and have been named Ohio Super Lawyers for 2022. Jason Palmer and Melissa Watt were both named 2022 Ohio Rising Stars.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased, and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Rising Star recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state – those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. Super Lawyers magazine is published in all 50 states and reaches more than 13 million readers. For more information, visit http://www.superlawyers.com/. See 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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