Taft Successfully Defends Healthcare Client in Sixth Circuit Appeal

Taft partner Timothy Pepper and associate Christopher Wolcott successfully defended a large hospital network and its management from an age and disability discrimination lawsuit brought by a former employee who was terminated for alleged HIPAA violations. Pepper and Wolcott obtained summary judgment on all of the plaintiff’s claims in early 2023, and on Jan. 30, 2024, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court’s decision in favor of Taft’s clients.

Pepper is a partner in Taft’s Dayton office. He is a proven advocate in all phases of civil litigation, from initial case investigation through jury verdict. He represents clients in federal and state courts, in arbitration proceedings, in administrative adjudications, and in government investigations.

Wolcott is an associate in Taft’s Dayton office and a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice. He advises clients on business disputes, contract negotiations, and commercial litigation matters. Prior to joining Taft, Wolcott was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Melissa T. Standridge at the Kansas Court of Appeals.

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