NOTABLE CASES

Currence v. City of North Canton
Case No. C83-1948A
Received the first verdict in Ohio of over $1 million for 1983 police misconduct case.

 

Ivory Watson, et al. v. Fraternal Order of Eagles, et al.
Case No. 89-3272
Court held that some private organizations cannot discriminate based on race in use of facilities.

 

Norman Purnell, et al. vs. City of Akron, et al.
Case No. 89-3969
Court held that the City of Akron had discriminated based on race in police and fire promotions.

 

Rita F. Marsh v. Dorothy Arn, et al.
Case No. 89-3415/3449
Trial court held that the state prison warden had violated the civil rights of the inmate.

 

James Wilson. et al. v. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, et al.
Case No. 91-2348
Judgment: $456,000
Honorable Judge Dowd declared Attorney Gilbert an expert in civil rights and discrimination work.

 

Lee Kunkle v. U-Haul
Case No. 1:95-CV-1912
$950,000 jury verdict
Trial court ruled violation of Americans with Disabilities Act in terminating Plaintiff.

Honorable Judge Manos declared Attorney Gilbert an expert in civil rights and discrimination work.

 

Tammie Webb, et al. v. County of Carroll
Case No. 5:92-CV-2307
$850,000 jury verdict
Court held that the county sheriff discriminated against females in hiring.

 

Amy Jefferies v. Wal-Mart
Case No. 5:98-CV-1178
$400,000 jury verdict on race discrimination case

Honorable Judge Gwin declared Attorney Gilbert an expert in civil rights and discrimination work.

 

James Hall v. Consolidated Freightways
Case No. 5:98-02554
$800,000 jury verdict

Honorable Judge Polster declared Attorney Gilbert an expert in civil rights and discrimination work.

 

Edward Irvine, et al. v. The Akron Beacon Journal
Case No.: CV-99-10-3998
$206,000 jury verdict

 

Ruby Gibbons, et al. v. Bair Foundation
Case No.: 5:04 CV 2018
$197,310 jury verdict for religious discrimination

 

Lindsay, et al.  v. Yates. et al. 
Sixth Cir. Case No. 06-4430
Dist. Court Case No. 1:05 CV 01625
Housing Racial Discrimination Case
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the District Court's grant of a Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings.

 

Hollenbaugh v. Maurer. et al.
Case No. 5 05 CV 00207
Police Misconduct against officers of Wayne County, Ohio. Sixth Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court's denial of summary judgment on
claims versus the individual police officers. Case settled shortly thereafter for over six figures in 2007.

 

Sheeqog et al. v. Shaffer. et al. 
Case No. 03-CV-01866
Jury Verdict: $144,000 plus Attorney's Fees

 

Tina Kendel v. Local 17A

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Case No. 5:10 CV 02300

Sexual harassment retaliation

Jury verdict for Plaintiff with punitive damages plus award of attorney’s fees (2012)

 

Oddimissia Johnson v. Summa Health Systems

Summit County Common Pleas Court,  Case No. CV 2011-08-4454

Sexual harassment of patient

Jury verdict $102,200 (2013)

 

Gabrielle Tyree v. County of Summit

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Case No. 5:12 CV 02627

Sexual harassment

Settlement in excess of $150,000 plus costs (2013)