In the case of O’Hara v. Garber, 72 Fed.Appx. 311, an assistant treasurer sued a school board, superintendent, and treasurer, alleging state and federal due process claims along with alleged defamation actions. Mathew John Markling represented the school board, superintendent, and treasurer in this case. The federal trial judge dismissed the due process claims against the school board, superintendent, and treasurer on summary judgment just prior to the start of the jury trial. The federal trial judge then dismissed the defamation claim against the treasurer on a directed verdict. A federal jury verdict was then successfully obtained as to the defamation claim against the superintendent. On appeal, the Sixth Circuit affirmed the decisions of the trial judge.