Case Results

The Durst Law Firm has achieved phenomenal results in cases involving transportation accidents, personal injury, and commercial litigation, as both lead counsel and local counsel.

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Transportation & Personal Injury  | Commercial Litigation   | Appellate 

#personalinjury

$1,000,000

Settlement in case where landlord’s grossly negligent maintenance led to woman and children having to jump from third-floor apartment window in order to escape a fire.

The Durst Law Firm acted immediately to preserve the scene before the evidence could be destroyed, making it possible to prove the landlord’s negligence. The client ultimately made a successful recovery. She and her
family remain friends of the firm.

$480,000

Settlement for mother and son injured in head-on car accident.

$175,000

Settlement for client injured in accident involving semi-truck in which police initially determined client to be at fault. In this case, the team at The Durst Law Firm acted immediately to preserve bodycam footage, 911 recordings, and other time-sensitive evidence that ultimately proved crucial to establish that the truck driver was truly at fault.

$100,000

Settlement for client who tripped over doorway threshold between hotel room and balcony, sustaining injuries.

$100,000

Policy limit settlement for child pedestrian hit by car. 

$257,835

Judgment in assault and battery case for client sucker punched and pushed through window at bottom of apartment building staircase. An additional confidential settlement was negotiated with the landlord.

$260,000

Insurance bad faith settlement

#commerciallitigation

Defense Victory

Successful 12(b)(6) dismissal of lawsuit seeking $10,499,166 in damages, obtaining victory on behalf of European business enterprise incorporated in the United States including complete dismissal of all claims adverse company officer.

Elec. Merch. Sys. LLC v. Montgomery, et al

No. 20-CV-1898, 2022 WL 2176537 (N.D. Ohio June 16, 2022).

Settlement Exceeding $100,000

For victim of workplace sexual assault.

$189,000 Jury Verdict, Plus Attorney Fees

Jury verdict in sexual harassment case against dental practice. Believed to be the second-highest jury award in a sexual harassment case in Butler County history.

Jessica Cope v. Hamilton Riverside Dentistry, et al.

$174,500

Settlement for client in sexual assault matter.

Majority Dismissal

Represented Korean pharmaceutical company sued by Cincinnati-based drug development company in action removed from the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas to the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division (Cincinnati). Obtained dismissal of majority of claims against client under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6).

Medpace, Inc. v. Vivozon, Inc.

No. 21-CV-480 (S.D. Ohio)

Preliminary Injuction

Secured asset freeze injunction against payment processing company, in favor of E-Commerce company clients.

Integrity Bus. Partners, LLC v. Autumn Ridge Consulting Inc.

No. 1:21-CV-162, 2022 WL 17092148 (S.D. Ohio Nov. 21, 2022)

Defense Victory

Obtained complete dismissal under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) & 14(a)(4) of third-party claims asserted against Wisconsin-based business and its owner in the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division (Columbus) by medical supply company seeking over $9,000,000 in damages in connection with allegedly undelivered PPE.

Medical Supply Distribution, LLC v. Mitch Goodman, et al

No. 2:21-cv-00161 (S.D. Ohio).

$47,000

Settlement for female patient who was sexually assaulted by her physician.

#appellate

Precedent-Setting Ohio Supreme Court Win

Argued and won case before the Supreme Court of Ohio involving the right of indigent defendants to effective assistance of counsel, after being chosen to represent the Defendant on appeal.

State v. Davis

159 Ohio St.3d 31, 2020-Ohio-309, 146 N.E.3d 560.

Reversal of Child Custody Decision

Won complete “180-degree reversal” of child custody decision, resulting in immediate award of custody to the firm’s clients (the child’s longstanding foster parents), after being retained to represent clients on appeal.

In re E.R.M.

1st Dist. Hamilton, No. C-190391, 2020-Ohio-2806.

Reversal of Summary Judgment

Obtained reversal of summary judgement in consumer law matter.

Frank v. WNB Group, LLC

1st Dist. No. C-180032, 2019-Ohio-1687, 135 N.E.3d 1142.

Argued in the Massachusetts Appeals Court

Argued in the Massachusetts Appeals Court in case involving procedural issue of first impression involving Massachusetts’ Saving Statute, G. L. c. 260, § 32.

Abrahamson v. Estate of Lebold

89 Mass. App. Ct. 223 (2016)

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