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Robert B. Craig

ROBERT B. CRAIG is the partner-in-charge of the firm’s Kentucky office and Kentucky practice. Rob represents clients in litigation matters in state and federal courts and before government agencies throughout Kentucky. His legal experience encompasses a wide variety of areas, including antitrust, employment, construction, health care, public law and other commercial matters. He also advises many clients on hospital staff and competition issues in the health care industry. Recent cases in which Rob has been actively involved include:

  • Cardiovascular Specialists, LLC v. Xenopoulos, 328 S.W.3d 215 (Ky. App. 2010). Order granting shareholder access to corporate records vacated for failing to establish requested documents are "accounting records" and "directly connected" to the purpose of the request under KRS 271B.16-020.
  • Miles Farm Supply, LLC v. Helena Chemical Company, 2008 WL 3010064 (W.D. Ky. 2008), aff’d, 595 F.3d 663 (6th Cir. 2010).  Summary judgment granted (and affirmed) in favor of defendant on claims for aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty and tortious interference with contract after hiring management employees of competitor.
  • Turner v. Leggett & Platt, Incorporated, 2010 WL 1049849 (W.D. Ky. 2010).  Summary judgment granted in favor of employer on breach of contract, promissory estoppel, fraud, and outrage claims arising from termination of sales manager.
  • Kentucky Speedway, LLC v. National Ass’n of Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc., 2008 WL 113987 (E.D. Ky. 2008), aff’d, 588 F.3d 908 (6th Cir. 2009).  Summary judgment granted (and affirmed) in favor of stock car racing sanctioning body and owner of multiple racing tracks on Sherman Act Section 1 and 2 claims arising from refusal to sanction NEXTEL Cup race at plaintiff track.
  • Carlisle v. Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, LLP, 521 F.3d 596 (6th Cir. 2008), rev’d, 129 S.Ct. 1896 (2009).  Determination by Supreme Court that appeals court has jurisdiction to review denial of request for stay of district court action pending arbitration by non-party to arbitration agreement.

Rob just completed service as the chair of Hoxworth Blood Center, and is a member of the boards of the Cincinnati Arts Association, the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and the Beechwood Educational Foundation, and a Master in the Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court. He has served on the boards of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Joy Outdoor Education Center, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra (past president) and Isaac M. Wise Temple. Rob is also a past chair of Leadership Northern Kentucky and remains active on the steering committee. He joined Taft in 1981 after graduating summa cum laude from Duke University and receiving his law degree from the University of Chicago. Rob is rated as a "Top Local Plaintiff Litigation Star” in Kentucky for Antitrust and General Commercial Litigation by Benchmark Plaintiff, and he is listed in Kentucky Super Lawyers.