Recent Cases


  • Choken & Welling, LLP filed a personal injury lawsuit stemming from an auto accident. The case was defended and indemnified by Nationwide Insurance. The case resulted in a confidential settlement. (Amy Bigler v. Loretta Hamilton, Case No. 2009-cv-471, Stark County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio.)
  • Choken & Welling, LLP filed a lawsuit stemming from an auto accident. The case was defended and indemnified by Nationwide Insurance. The case resulted in a confidential settlement for the Plaintiff. (David Chappell v. Paul Chavez, Case No. 08-CIV-1773, Medina County Common Pleas Court, Ohio.)
  • Choken & Welling, LLP filed a lawsuit stemming from an auto accident. The case was defended and indemnified by Permanent General Companies. The case resulted in a confidential settlement for the Plaintiffs. (Clark, et al. v. Pratt, Case No. 2008-cv-1448, Portage County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio.)
  • Choken & Welling, LLP filed a lawsuit stemming from an auto accident. The case was defended and indemnified by Erie Insurance. The case resulted in a confidential settlement for the Plaintiff. (Brett Rockwell v. Russell Kutalik, Case No. 08-CIV-2285, Medina County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio.)
  • Choken & Welling, LLP filed a lawsuit stemming from an auto accident. The case was defended and indemnified by AIG Insurance. The case resulted in a confidential settlement and the Plaintiff dismissed the case with prejudice. (Tammy Daugherty v. Joshua Sankovich, Case No. 2008-cv-3575, Stark County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio.)
  • Choken & Welling, LLP represented the Plaintiff, OurPet’s Company (OTCBB:OPCO), in achieving a trademark and patent infringement settlement against a business competitor, PetEdge. The case was filed in U.S. Federal Court. In the settlement, OurPet’s was financially compensated, and the Defendant agreed to terminate sales of its allegedly infringing product after an agreed wind-down period.
  • Choken & Welling, LLP represented the Plaintiff, OurPet’s Company (OTCBB:OPCO), in obtaining a patent infringement settlement against a business competitor, Multipet. The case was filed in U.S. Federal Court. In the settlement, OurPet’s was financially compensated, the Defendant agreed to terminate sales of its allegedly infringing product after an agreed wind-down period, and the Defendant admitted to the validity of OurPet’s patent in suit.
  • Choken & Welling, LLP filed a Declaratory Judgment lawsuit in U.S. Federal Court for its client against a business competitor seeking a declaration of invalidity and non-infringement of U.S. Patent No. 5,273,033 (‘033 patent). The competitor, Murray Electronics, alleged in a cease & desist letter that the Plaintiff infringed its ‘033 patent. The Defendant withdrew its cease & desist letter in exchange for a dismissal of the federal case. (Pain Management Technologies, Inc. v. Murray Electronics Associates, LLP, Case No. 5:09-cv-1546.)
  • Choken & Welling, LLP filed a patent infringement lawsuit in U.S. Federal Court for its client against HSN Improvements, LLC seeking patent infringement of Plaintiff’s 6,574,051 (‘051 patent), which is for a lighted stand magnifier. The parties settled the case and entered into a confidentiality agreement about the terms of the settlement. (Odie B. Powell v. HSN Improvements, LLC, Case No. 1:09-cv-1029, U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio.)
  • Choken & Welling, LLP filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in U.S. Federal Court for its client against a business competitor. The case involved original works expressed in the Plaintiff’s internet website. The parties settled the case and entered into a confidentiality agreement about the terms of the settlement. (Papa Ad’s LLC v. Criss-Cross Coupons, Case No. 5:09-cv-1630., U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio.)
  • Choken & Welling, LLP filed a lawsuit for breach of contract in U.S. Federal Court for its client. The parties settled the case and entered into a confidentiality agreement about the terms of the settlement. (Doug Aasgaard v. Standard Furniture Manufacturing, Inc., Case No. 2:08-cv-915, U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio.)
  • Choken & Welling, LLP filed a post-decree motion for reallocation of parental rights and responsibilities for its client. Through successful litigation, the parties entered into an Agreed Judgment Entry in favor of the firm’s client reallocating parental rights. (Reece v. Reece, DR-2007-03-1003, Summit County, Ohio Domestic Relations Court.)
  • Choken & Welling, LLP filed a lawsuit in U.S. Federal Court alleging that the Defendants violated the American Inventor’s Protection Act, 35 USC § 297. The case resulted in a favorable settlement for the Plaintiff in which the Defendants returned intellectual property back over to the Plaintiff. (James Bonner v. Michael Giorgi, Case No. 5:08-cv-3032, U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio.)
  • Choken & Welling, LLP filed a Civil Rule 60(B) motion for relief from judgment alleging lack of personal jurisdiction regarding a judgment entered by a U.S. Federal Court in Michigan that was later domesticated in Cleveland, Ohio. The firm’s motion for relief was granted and the Federal Court’s order was deemed void ab initio, in favor of the firm’s client. (Ajurveda Joint Stock Company v. Richard Koscielny, Case No. CV-09-693384, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio.)
  • Choken & Welling, LLP filed an action in U.S. Federal Court for its client seeking claims under 29 USC § 201 under the “Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.” The parties entered into a confidential settlement. (Daniel Michaud v. Michaud’s Inc., Case No. 1:08-cv-2375, U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio.)
  • Choken & Welling, LLP filed a lawsuit for breach of contract involving a commission’s agreement. The firm negotiated a favorable settlement in favor of its client. (Tek Group International v. Reineke Advanced Technology, Ltd., Case No. CV-2008-12-8502, Summit County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio.)
  • Choken & Welling, LLP negotiated in excess of a One-Quarter-Million Dollar settlement resulting from an auto accident in which insurance companies Nationwide and Wayne Mutual defended and indemnified.
  • Choken & Welling, LLP negotiated a six-figure settlement resulting from a tractor-trailer accident in which Great West Casualty Company defended and indemnified.
  • Choken & Welling, LLP negotiated a confidential settlement resulting from an auto accident in which insurance companies GEICO and Scottsdale Indemnity Company defended and indemnified. (Johnnie Gray v. Cody Miles, Case No. 2009-CT-02-156, Tusautoawas County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio.)
  • Choken & Welling, LLP filed an action resulting from an auto accident. The matter was settled in favor of its client, the Plaintiff. The Defendant was defended and indemnified by Founders Insurance. (Tremaine Mabry v. Shaundea Allen, Case No. 2009-cv-851, Trumball County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio.)
  • Choken & Welling, LLP negotiated a confidential settlement resulting from an auto accident in which Progressive Insurance defended and indemnified.
  • Choken & Welling, LLP negotiated a favorable confidential settlement resulting from an auto accident in which Progressive Insurance defended and indemnified.
  • Choken & Welling, LLP filed a lawsuit stemming from an auto accident. The firm negotiated a settlement in which Nationwide Insurance defended and indemnified. (Aimee Reider v. Linda Amodio, Case No. 2008-cv-1447, Portage County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio.)
 

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