Results That Speak For Themselves
Wolterman Metzger has represented individuals and small businesses in a variety of actions recovering in excess of $20 million for our clients in just a handful of years. In addition to the millions of dollars in personal injury actions such as automobile accidents and products liability, we pride ourselves on taking unique lawsuits other attorneys turn down. These cases are an example of that.
Recovered $6.5M for a Small IT Solutions Company
Our client spun-off from an international, publicly traded consulting and systems integration company, forming their own business. After that spin-off, the international company sold assets to another entity enabling unfair competition against our client. Unfortunately for our client, the transaction documents from the spin-off offered little protection. The client retained us to litigate the matter. Drawing on common law theories of good faith and fair dealing and statutory trade secret law we recovered $6,500,000 for our client and stopped the damaging competition.
Recovered $310,000 from a Major Bank for a Safe Deposit Box Loss
Our client placed jewelry passed down from generation to generation in a safe deposit box at a large national bank. The bank lost the items when the branch closed. Once found the bank wrongfully sold the jewelry for less than $3000 and escheated the proceeds to the state. These family heirlooms, now lost forever, carried significant sentimental value but little economic value. By aggressively negotiating with the bank and stressing the severity of their wrongful acts considering the perceived safety of a safe deposit box, we were able to recover $310,000 for our client. This recovery was over 100 times the value of the jewelry, despite law in Ohio limiting punitive damages to three times economic value, and despite Ohio disallowing recovery for sentimental value of personal property.