A few success stories

Over the past 25 years I have won significant cases for my clients in state and federal courts  and before FINRA and NASD arbitration panels, including the following:

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Kreson v. Woodbury Financial Services – Retired investor awarded full compensatory damages, punitive damages and fees by NASD Arbitration Panel. Affirmed in full by state court decision in Fortis Investors, dba Woodbury v. Kreson, CV 03 509091, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

Robert Blasco, et al. v. American Skandia Life, et al. Extended state and federal securities litigation against prominent, local investment advisors and their national brokerage firms for sale of variable annuities to retirees results in comprehensive settlement and a recovery of clients’ lost retirement accounts. Case # 02-CV-000721, Lake County, Ohio.

Burke v. Money Concepts – Lead counsel for multiple NASD Arbitrations and consolidated state and federal cases resulting in  5 Million-Dollar class action settlement for the customers of a financial advisor who bilked his clients in a Ponzi Scheme, Case # 1:98 CV 2087, U.S.District Court, N.D. Ohio.

Morris v. GF Office Furniture Systems – Recovered 2 million dollars worth of medical expenses and severance pay in class action representing retired workers of a closed Youngstown furniture manufacturing plant. U.S. District Court, N.D. Ohio, Youngstown.

Dorlis Ray v. Plaza Mini Storage – Jury awards $160,000 in compensatory damages and $250,000 in punitive damages against the owners of storage facility who removed and discarded my client’s belongings without notice. # 98 CV 121061, Lorain County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio.

Francis  v. Nationwide Insurance Company – Jury awards $320,000 to owners of pet store in a “bad faith” claim against their insurance company over non-payment of fire damage losses. #CV 367550, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.

Unfiled FINRA Securities Claim.  Without filing an action; negotiated the favorable settlement of claims that the decedent investor’s securities accounts had been the subject of unsuitable and unauthorized trading resulting in a portfolio  over-concentration in junk bonds and speculative securities.

Norm Bilsbury, et al. v. Medical Safety Solutions, Inc., et al.  Case No.1:11:-CV-1206, U.S.  District Court,  N.D of Ohio. Brought lawsuit alleging violations of the Federal and State Securities laws on behalf of multiple investors in a non-publicly traded medical supply company resulting in the recovery of their investments.