Entries by Renee Garner

Beverly Adams Wins Disputed Liability Auto Accident

August, 2023– After four years of litigation, Beverly Adams secured a defense verdict in Jennifer Bognar, et al. v. State Farm Insurance, et al in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.  The trial was on liability with the question of  whether the traffic light was yellow or had already turned red.  Plaintiff was making a left-hand […]

CRUG Wins Summary Judgment in Performance Bond Case

Greg Collins (Akron) and David Lester (Cleveland) recently obtained summary judgment for the Surety under a substantial Performance Bond, where the project Owner failed to comply with notice conditions of the Bond. The case is Warren Roofing & Insulating Co. v. St. Noel Parish, Lake County Court of Common Pleas, Case No. 21CV001388. The Bond […]

Statue of Repose Victory

In Martins Ferry City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Colaianni Constr., Inc., 2023-Ohio-2285 (7th Dist.) Evan Palik, CRUG’s Akron Office, successfully defended a roofing contractor in a claim brought by a school district for breach of construction contract.  Evan won summary judgment in the trial court on the basis that the district’s claims were […]

Court of Appeals Decision In Waiver of 12(B) Defenses

July 13, 2023 – Collins, Roche, Utley & Garner and its partner, Kurt Anderson, successfully secured the dismissal of a legal malpractice lawsuit because the plaintiff’s attorney failed to timely secure service of process upon the defendant client. In Michael Mellon v. Aaron A. O’Brien, Esq., et al., 2023-Ohio-2393, the 8th District Court of agreed […]

CRUG Obtains Ohio Supreme Court Win

July 12, 2023–Ohio Supreme Court finds that assault and battery exclusion bars coverage despite NGBRI finding today, in Krewina v. United Specialty Ins. Co., 2023-Ohio-2343, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued a unanimous judgment that an assault and battery exclusion bars coverage for a knife attack by an assailant who was criminally adjudged not guilty […]

CRUG Obtains Defense Verdict in Mahoning County Trial

February 2, 2023–CRUG Partner, Patrick M. Roche obtained a defense verdict in a Mahoning County trial this week. Pat represented the owner of a 6-unit residential building. The Plaintiff was a tenant who sued the owner for negligence that allegedly enabled the unlawful entry of a third party associated with another tenant.  The intoxicated intruder […]

10 CRUG Attorneys Honored as 2023 Ohio and Kentucky Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

CRUG Law is proud to announce that 10 attorneys are honored as 2023 Ohio and Kentucky Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.  Super Lawyers® is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations […]

Kurt Anderson Promoted to Partner January 1, 2023

CRUG rings in the new year with the announcement that Kurt Anderson has been promoted to Partner January 1, 2023.  Kurt is a certified insurance coverage specialist with over 30 years of experience.  He is also a former President of the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA). Outside the firm, Kurt works to support […]