James E Arnold & Associates, LPA

Case Profiles for James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA

James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA, is a Columbus, Ohio law firm that also serves the Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Dayton areas. We focus on trial practice for both individuals and corporate clients, in both state and federal courts, and are proud to be a nationally recognized legal resource in a wide range of practice areas. Our attorneys have been recognized for professional excellence by numerous organizations, and our clients value our dedication to professional ethics.


James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA Wins $1 Million Jury Verdict in Federal Court

On October 17, 2013, James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA obtained a defense verdict and a jury award in its client’s favor totaling $1,000,000 in a highly contested business dispute between the members of a now dissolved company called Big Research LLC. James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA represented Prosper Business Development Corporation, the majorityContinue Reading

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Prosper v. Marketstar

We represented the plaintiff in breach of non-circumvent, non-disclosure agreement. Initially, we received a low dollar-figure settlement offer. A five-day arbitration proceeding in Columbus, Ohio, resulting in a $4,750,000 verdict for plaintiff as a result of breach of Confidentiality Agreement. Award based on a percentage of overall value of the information improperly utilized by Marketstar’sContinue Reading

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Brookover v. Flexmag Industries, Inc

Co-lead counsel for plaintiff whose hand was amputated in an industrial machine. Two week jury trial resulting in award of $7,482,000, consisting of $4,000,000 compensatory damages, $2,000,000 punitive damages and $1,482,000 of attorneys’ fees and prejudgment interest. Highest pretrial settlement offer was $650,000.

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Goldsmith v. Lechiara

Medical malpractice wrongful death case, representing plaintiff. Seventeen-day jury trial resulting in plaintiff’s verdict of $6,691,420, constituting the largest wrongful death verdict in Franklin County, Ohio history. There was no pretrial settlement offer.

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Zanke v. Village Green Management Corp

Represented plaintiff against apartment complex owner and management company for injuries received by tenant who slipped and fell on ice caused by removal of gutters and downspouts during winter renovation project. Three-week jury trial resulted in verdict in favor of plaintiff for $5,156,168, consisting of $4,223,438 compensatory damages and $932,730 for prejudgment interest. Pretrial settlementContinue Reading

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Borror v. MarineMax of Ohio, Inc

Represented plaintiff against boat dealer alleging claims of violations of the Consumer Sales Practices Act and fraud in connection with the sale of vessel costing approximately $780,000. Boat was sold for $350,000 and, following bench trial, plaintiff obtained highest Consumer Sales Practices Act award rendered in Ohio, consisting of $2,545,369 for fraud, violation of state’sContinue Reading

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Griffith v. Wausau Business Ins. Co

Motor vehicle crash, underinsured motorist case, representing plaintiff. Award of $901,046, consisting of jury verdict of $738,046, with an additional $163,000 of prejudgment interest awarded. No pretrial settlement offer.

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Shirley K. Barnhart v. Hanlin Rainaldi Construction Corp

Employer intentional tort case, representing plaintiff. Jury trial resulting in verdict of $473,693, representing the second highest jury verdict for an intentional tort case in Franklin County, Ohio as reported by the Columbus Bar Assn.

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Borror v. Buckeye Union Ins. Co.

Motor vehicle accident, underinsured motorist case representing plaintiff. Jury trial resulting in verdict of $814,000, representing the largest underinsured motorist’s case verdict in Franklin County, OH as reported by the Columbus Bar Assn. (One higher verdict during this time period was reversed on appeal by the Ohio Supreme Court). Post trial motions resulted in aContinue Reading

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Value Behavioral Health v. Ohio Dept. of Mental Health

966 F. Supp. 557 (U.S.D.C. S.D. Ohio, 1997), representing intervening party. Claim involved the alleged improper award of a $177,459,000 state contract for the provision of mental health services. Issues included whether or not the federal courts had jurisdiction to enjoin the state from making an award because of the 11th amendment to the UnitedContinue Reading

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Kingseed v. O’Leary

Medical negligence case representing plaintiff. Jury held in favor of the plaintiff for several hundred thousand dollars. Prejudgment interest was also awarded.

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Bench Billboard v. City of Columbus

City of Columbus illegally confiscated hundreds of properly licensed and located bus stop benches, represented plaintiff. Bench trial resulted in City being enjoined from removing any further benches, returning the benches taken and award of damages including attorneys’ fees.

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Kessel v. Pharmacy Associates, Inc.

Dispute among shareholders involving a buy-sell agreement, representing plaintiff. Jury trial lasted for a week after which the defense conceded liability and settled the case, including payment of a portion of the plaintiff’s attorney’s fees.

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Englehaupt v. Eaton Construction Co., Inc.

Business dispute involving the failed sale of a company, representing plaintiff. Jury trial lasting several days. Jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff and against the defendant. If you have concerns regarding business and commercial litigation, tax litigation or any other referenced practice area, contact James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA. Our lawyersContinue Reading

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America’s Floor Source v. Joshua Homes

We represented local businessman Jason Goldberg of America’s Floor Source against Eric Schottenstein and Joshua Homes (Schottenstein’s building company). At the conclusion of a four day jury trial, $72,759.37 was awarded in favor of America’s Floor Source against Joshua Homes, and an additional $120,000 was awarded against Eric Schottenstein, personally. The jury decided that SchottensteinContinue Reading

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