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Case Studies

Each and every McGown & Markling client comes to us with a compelling reason why they need legal services. Our goal is to ensure that each one of them receives the best legal counsel possible. However, as our communication with our clients is protected by the attorney-client privilege, our successes are often rewarded with silence.

That being said, McGown & Markling attorneys have been entrusted with defending clients in over 200 lawsuits throughout the State of Ohio. Here is a small sampling of those cases.

Hykes v. The Board of Edn.

In the case of Hykes v. The Board of Edn. of the Bellevue City School Dist., 2012-Ohio-6059, an assistant superintendent appealed the termination of his contract under R.C. 3319.16. McGown & Markling represented the school board in this case. On appeal, the state appellate court agreed with McGown & Markling’s arguments and held that it […]

Moss v. Lorain Bd. of Mental Retardation

In the case of Moss v. Lorain Bd. of Mental Retardation, 2016-Ohio-169, a student alleged that a board of developmental disabilities negligently and carelessly designed, constructed, and maintained a classroom kitchen that – according to the student – contained physical hazards that threatened the safety of students because a student spilled coffee from a coffee […]

Croley v. Metro. Sewer Dist. of Greater Cincinnati.

In the case of Croley v. Metro. Sewer Dist. of Greater Cincinnati., a homeowner alleged that the city negligently damaged the lateral line servicing her property which allegedly caused the sewer back-up to flood her house. McGown & Markling represented the municipality in this case, and successfully obtained judgment on the pleadings for the municipality […]

Cutcher v. Toledo Public Schools

In the case of Cutcher v. Toledo Public Schools, a student alleged that a substitute teacher for the school district sexually assaulted the student. McGown & Markling represented the school board in this case, and successfully obtained judgment on the pleadings for the school board on statutory immunity grounds.

OAPSE v. Orange City School Dist. Bd. of Edn.

In the unfair labor practice charge OAPSE v. Orange City School Dist. Bd. of Edn., SERB Charge No. 2013-ULP-07-0206, a custodian alleged that the school board committed an unfair labor practice (“ULP”) by terminating the custodian’s employment after the custodian repositioned a security camera. The custodian alleged that the real reason for the termination was […]

Salem v. Westlake City School Dist.

Salem v. Westlake City School Dist., a student alleged that the school suspended/expelled him in violation of his constitutional rights. McGown & Markling represented the school board in this case, and successfully obtained a motion for judgment on the pleadings in favor of the school board.