Bricker & Eckler LLP
Rich Lovering is a partner in Bricker & Eckler's Litigation group with emphasis on professional negligence defense, with experience in cases involving wrongful death and alleged birth-related brain damage; commercial and education law; age and gender discrimination, unfair competition disputes, trademark and trade secret litigation, insurance coverage disputes, TRO and preliminary injunction actions. He has represented hospitals and physicians in hundreds of professional negligence cases.
Rich's litigation highlights include representation of a minority shareholder plaintiff in obtaining a high eight-figure settlement in a corporate shareholder dispute regarding breach of fiduciary duty by a majority shareholder; representation of a plaintiff in obtaining a $9 million settlement in litigation regarding competing family members of a privately owned corporation; representation of an ex-employer in obtaining a $1.1 million jury verdict including award of $300,000 in punitive damages and attorney fees against an ex-employee; representation of an Ohio college in a jury trial in which the jury entered a defense verdict regarding the plaintiff's sexual harassment claims and awarded $25,000 in punitive damages against the plaintiff regarding a fraud counterclaim; and representation of an Ohio manufacturer in litigation with Sylvester Stallone and United Artists regarding use of the Rocky trademark.
Rich has also represented the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ licensing agent in the United States District Court for Southern District of Ohio in the defense of a lawsuit alleging trademark infringement and breach of fiduciary duty; a Novgorod Russia fertilizer manufacturer in litigation in federal court alleging breach of multiple international sales agreements with Nigerian, Italian, and Chinese purchasers; and the Commissioner of Insurance for the State of Louisiana in litigation alleging fraud by the State of Louisiana officials and obtaining $500,000 in settlement of the counterclaim against the plaintiff.