Rendigs Nominated for Private Business Award

Rendigs has been nominated for a Goering Center 2014 Family & Private Business Award.

The Goering Center, at theUniversity of Cincinnati, is a leading educational and informational resource center for family and closely held businesses.  For 15 years, the Goering Center has honored family and privately-owned businesses for their significant contributions to our community.

Winners will be announced in Fall 2014.

Ney & Chapman Prevail in NYC Elevator Case

Pete Ney and Mike Chapman obtained a dismissal of their client in a recent, procedurally unusual elevator case.  Plaintiffs owned and operated a department store in New York City, were sued by a customer who was injured in an elevator accident, and Rendigs’ client was under contract to maintain the elevator.  After litigating the case for two years and filing a third party complaint against the maintenance company in New York, Plaintiffs filed another third party contractual defense and indemnity claim against our client in Ohio pursuant to a forum selection clause in the maintenance contract.  In response, we filed a motion to dismiss on numerous grounds.  The Court granted the motion holding that when Plaintiffs filed their third party complaint in the New York action, they voluntarily submitted to the jurisdiction of that court and waived any rights it previously had to enforce the forum selection clause.  The decision was not appealed.