Representative Cases

Over the past twenty-five years, the Shimko Law has obtained a long list of favorable results for its clients. The following achievements are representative cases of results obtained.

• 1987: $1.5 Million settlement against the Chrysler Corp. arising out of the wrongful death of a defectively wired automobile
• 1988: $5.2 Million settlement against Chrysler Corp. arising out of the permanent disability of a driver caused by a defectively designed and manufactured automobile
• 1989: $1.2 Million settlement arising from injuries received by a minor from an attack by a wild animal at a local mall
• 1990: $1.2 Million settlement arising from a wrongful death railroad crossing accident
• 1991: $50.0 Million settlement arising out of a shareholder dispute in a start-up telecommunications company
• 1992: $2.5 Million settlement on behalf of two manufacturers’ representatives against the WD-40 Co.
• 1993: $1.1 Million settlement against Wells Fargo Bank for breach of a loan commitment
• 1994: $12.5 Million judgment against the WD-40 Co. on behalf of eight manufacturers’ representatives for breach of contract.
• 1995: $1.9 million settlement with health insurance company in Arizona for failure to pay provider’s claims
• 1996: $1.2 million settlement against commercial law firm in Cleveland, Ohio for legal malpractice claim
• 1997: $6.0 million settlement on behalf of Baja Boats, Inc. in a lender liability action against National City Bank
• 1998: $2.1 million settlement for an investor against Merrill-Lynch on churning and unsuitability claims.
• 2000: $3.0 million settlement on an insurance coverage claim arising out of a property loss in Sydney, Ohio
• 2001: Undisclosed settlement against American fast food company for breach of franchise agreement in Athens, Greece.
• 2002: $6.1 million judgment against Geoenergy International Corp. for fraud and breach of contract
• 2002: $15 million judgment against Debartolo Realty Co. and Simon Properties Group arising out of a breach of an employee stock option plan
• 2002: $1.6 million settlement on behalf of manufacturer from Peoples Republic of China against Mathews Corp. for breach of joint venture agreement in China
• 2003: Settled Shareholder Class Action in Helman, et al. vs. Prolong International Corp. on behalf of minority shareholders
• 2003: $1.1 million judgment against newspaper publisher for breach of stock redemption agreement.
• 2003: Settled $4 million in claims brought against client for fraudulently selling franchises
• 2004: $1.8 million judgment on behalf of Samyang Foods, Inc. to enforce foreign judgment obtained in Korea
• 2004: Undisclosed settlement of trademark claims against a U.S. cookware manufacturer.
• 2005: $375,000 verdict against attorney for legal malpractice in Cleveland, Ohio
• 2005: $2.1 million settlement against UNUM for wrongful denial of disability coverage
• 2005: Undisclosed settlement in bad faith action against insurance companies by paint manufacturer
• 2006: $1.0 million settlement on behalf of construction company against its counsel for legal malpractice
• 2007: Undisclosed settlement in legal malpractice action
• 2010: $5.2 million settlement against National City Bank for breach of partnership agreement
• 2010: $4.1 million verdict in legal malpractice claim in Summit County, Ohio
• 2010: Undisclosed settlement against two construction companies for injuries sustained by client in a construction site accident
• 2011: $1.2 million settlement against insurance company on a coverage claim arising out of a property loss claim in Medina, Ohio.
• 2011: $750,000 settlement on behalf of a supplier on a breach of contract claim with auto parts manufacturer
• 2013: $500,000 verdict against spouse for assault and battery and infliction of emotional distress (reduced to $400,000 by the court)
• 2016: Undisclosed settlement in copyright infringement action