Netting Substantial Returns for Clients

Attorneys Frank Witschey and Karan Moss successfully drafted and negotiated complex multi-million dollar financing transactions involving oil and gas interests.  The transactions netted substantial short term and long term returns worth millions of dollars for our clients through various financing tools and oil and gas industry mechanisms.  WWF facilitated memorializing these transactions in various counties […]

WWF Attorneys Secure Multi-Million Dollar Settlement and Return of Hospital Campus to Wadsworth-Rittman Community

After two and a half years of intense litigation with Summa Health System, WWF attorneys Jeff Witschey, Frank Witschey and Betsy Hartschuh secured a multi-million dollar settlement for their client, the Wadsworth Rittman Area Joint Township Hospital District. The District commenced litigation against Summa in 2014 after Summa closed inpatient services at the Wadsworth-Rittman hospital […]

Fracking has nearly doubled natural-gas production in Ohio

NORTH CANTON, Ohio — New fracking wells spread rapidly throughout the Utica shale in eastern Ohio last year, increasing the state’s natural-gas production to historic highs, state officials said yesterday. Natural-gas production increased by 97 percent in 2013 from 2012 numbers, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer said yesterday during a presentation at […]

Trade Secrets, Contractual Relationships and a Historic Outcome

A Summit County jury, in conjunction with the judge’s attorney fee award, has recently returned a $9.5 million award to a local company, the largest such award in the county’s history (a prior, larger case was overturned on appeal). Jeffrey T. Witschey and Elizabeth L.B. Hartschuh, of the Fairlawn firm Witschey Witschey & Firestine, represented […]

Summit County, OH – $8.7 million Verdict

  WWF attorneys Jeff Witschey and Betsy Hartschuh battled through a six-week jury trial to secure a judgment for WWF client Phoenix Lighting Group, LLC against a Philips Electronics subsidiary. The Judgment for various business torts included $1.7 million of compensatory damages and $7.0 million of punitive damages.  The verdict is reportedly the largest jury […]