The federal court system enjoys jurisdiction over state law claims in a number of circumstances, including personal injury or other types of claims where diversity among the parties exists.   In fact, for certain types of matters -- including federal employment or wage actions, securities class actions, and mass tort actions -- federal courts may be the primary or only avenue by which our clients can achieve justice.  We hope that the Federal Courts Section will serve as a resource to those who may have specific questions or issues concerning federal practice, including federal procedure and evidence or a particular area of federal substantive law. 

Zoll & Kranz, LLC 

 E-Discovery, Spoliation, & Reasonable Inquiry
By: Eric Cook, Esq.
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BMS Part II: A Parade of Horribles
By: Jim O'Brien, Esq.
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H.R. 985: Unfairness in Class Actions
By: Corey Artim, Esq.
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Why She Needs the Dog, and Why it Matters
By: Mark Skeldon, Esq.
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No “Disaggregation” of Title VI Discrimination Claims in the Southern District
By: Sonia Walker, Esq.
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Putting the Horse Before the Cart: the Power of 30(b)(6) Depositions as an Early Discovery Tool
By: Alex C. Davis, Esq.
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The Impact of the Amendments to Federal Rule 26 on Initial Discovery in Federal Courts
By: Justin Hawal, Esq.
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Being a Litigator Versus Being a Litigation Manager
By: Michelle Kranz, Esq.
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Requesting jury trials in Maritime cases
By: Donald A. Mau, Esq.
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When Local Rules and Practice Collide with Federal Civil Rules
By: Carrie M. Lymanstall, Esq. 
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42 U.S.C. 1981 - A Powerful History anchors an unbridled remedy
By: Jarrett Northup, Esq.
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Recent Wage and Hour cases prove FLSA work is alive and well in Ohio
By: Jami Oliver, Esq.
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Motion to strike? They probably didn't mean that (and how to take on the admissibility of the evidence in the summary judgement context)
By: Jim O’Brien, Esq.
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Removal to Federal Court: How to Identify, How to Attack, and How to Remand
By: Ashley Rutherford Starling, Esq.
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Will The Proposed Changes To The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure Stifle Discovery?
By: Jeff Sefton, Esq.
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Rule 23: 3 Supreme Court Decisions and Their Impact on Federal Class Action Status
By: Jeff Sefton, Esq.
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