Stephen M. O’Bryan, Patrick J. Krebs, and Majeed G. Makhlouf obtained a victory in the Ohio Supreme Court on October 8, 2007, in the expedited election case of State ex rel. Commt. for the Charter Amendment for an Elected Law Director v. Bay Village. The Ohio Supreme Court dismissed the original mandamus action based on the relators’ failure to meet the personal-knowledge requirement of the Supreme Court Rules of Practice in the affidavit submitted in support of the complaint.
Stephen M. O’Bryan, partner in charge of the Cleveland office and lead counsel on the case before the Supreme Court, stated that “we were all along confident of the strength of our clients’ position. The fact that we were able to summarily win this case in the Supreme Court only demonstrates the broad level of expertise that Taft’s litigation group and skilled attorneys like Patrick Krebs and Majeed Makhlouf bring to a case of this nature.”
Donald McTigue, Esq., and Mark McGinnis, Esq., from The McTigue Law Group served as co-counsel with Taft on this case.