Faruki Partner Erin Rhinehart Added to National List of Influencers

Erin has significant experience defending state and federal class actions, and frequently assists clients navigate a variety of contract issues (e.g., non-compete, non-disclosure, non-disparagement, employment, licensing, distribution, trade secrets, entertainment).  She also leads the firm's media and communications practice, which includes First Amendment and advertising issues, public records, trademark, copyright, and open court issues.  Her…

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Charles J. Faruki, Founding Partner (Retired)

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

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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.

Brian D. Wright, 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.

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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.

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Home Depot v. Jackson: Further Refining Who Has the Power to Remove a Case to Federal Court (Authored by Faruki Summer Associate Raika N. Casey at rcasey@ficlaw.com)
July 31, 2019 faruki

The Supreme Court closed the door to removal to federal court for third-party counterclaim defendants.  Only the defendant the original plaintiff sued has the privilege of removing under 28 U.S.C §1441 and § 1453(b).  As for defendants to counterclaims or defendants roped in as third-party defendants, they will have to…

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