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Todd Kotler’s Legal Cases

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  • State v. Dossie

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Dec 20, 1999
    Outcome:
    Not Guitly on all assault and murder charges
    Description:
    Cab driver, attacked in his own cab was charged with Murder for shooting his attacker. I was second chair counsel
  • Nrothcutt v. Smart Solutions, Inc, et al.

    Practice Area:
    Litigation
    Date:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Outcome:
    Settlement with Defendant Smart Solutions and its owner, Judgments for Client against all other defendants
    Description:
    Partnership / Employer-Employee dispute. Alleged tortious interference with business. Client's employee-partner fled enterprise with intelectual property to new employer, and also diverted funds from the enterprise. Suit against former employee, new employer and those recieving diverted funds or property.
  • C.G. v. Midview Local School District

    Practice Area:
    Education
    Date:
    Jan 07, 2010
    Outcome:
    Settlement - details confidential per agreement with Defendant - School District
    Description:
    Non-verbal student with Autism,profound cognative delays, Deafness-Blindness, and CHARGE syndrome sought private placement at district expense,
  • J.W. v. Parma City School District

    Practice Area:
    Education
    Date:
    Jul 08, 2009
    Outcome:
    Settlement - details confidential per agreement with Defendant - School District
    Description:
    Autistic Child sought Extended School Year services for summer.
  • D.B. v. Barberton City School District

    Practice Area:
    Education
    Date:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Outcome:
    Student reinstated at the school
    Description:
    Student Expulsion Hearing. Student accused of making threats based upon hand drawn map of school found in locker. Wrining on the map was in Nordic Rune characters. Poetry, composed by student was found by school administrators to be "dark and disturbing". This author argued that all speech cited by school was protected speech and did not state any target or victim, conditional or otherwise. In support this author cited the "true threat" reasonable recipient, five-part test developed by the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit in United States v. Dinwiddle (76 F.3d 913, 925). That test is: 1. the reaction of those who heard the alleged threat 2. whether the threat was conditional 3. whether the person who made the threat communicated it directly to the object of the threat 4. whether the speaker had a history of making threats against the person purportedly threatened 5. whether the recipient had a reason to believe that the speaker had a propensity to engage in violence The test was later adopted by the U.S.C.A. 6th Circuit (which covers Ohio) United States v. Miller, 115 F.3d 361, 363 (6th Cir. 1997).
  • Pla v.Wivell

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Outcome:
    Client vindicated - petition dismissed
    Description:
    Civil Protection Order petition against client, Trial (evidentiary hearing) on the merits case
  • JL-O v. Shaker Heights Schools

    Practice Area:
    Education
    Date:
    Apr 22, 2014
    Outcome:
    Student permitted to return to school 3 months earlier
    Description:
    High School Student expelled for the remainder of school year for having inspected a homemade dagger brought by another student.
  • City of Alliance v. A.M.

    Practice Area:
    Juvenile
    Date:
    Oct 03, 2014
    Outcome:
    Charges dismissed
    Description:
    14 year old arrested for "Obstructing Official Business" and Delinquency for bouncing a basketball and walking in the street, when a sidewalk was available. 14 year old did not wish to speak to the police.
  • SK v. Beachwood City School District

    Practice Area:
    Education
    Date:
    Oct 31, 2014
    Outcome:
    At a Manifestation Determination Review, District agreed that the actions were a manifestation of child's disability. Also agreed to interim plan, new eval and placement with DD expert.
    Description:
    13 Y.O. student recommended for expulsion for stating that the child wished "there'd be a purge then I could get rid of (student x and staff member y)" Child was on a 504 plan for ED.
  • Hall v. Zambrano, et al. - 2013 CA 0047 (Ohio 9th Dist. Ct. of Appeals)

    Practice Area:
    Litigation
    Date:
    Jul 01, 2014
    Outcome:
    Trail decision Reversed and Remanded
    Description:
    Appeals case. Client was Defendant in a tort, Due process rights violated when Plaintiff failed to serve notice of damages hearing.