BROWNS, LECHARLES BENTLEY SETTLE

Former Pro Bowl center LeCharles Bentley has settled his lawsuit against the Cleveland Browns, the team he signed with before suffering a career-ending knee injury that was complicated by a staph infection. Bentley agreed to an out-of-court settlement after meeting with Browns owner Randy Lerner. Browns spokesman Neal Gulkis confirmed Wednesday that the sides have reached…

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CLEVELAND BROWNS SUED BY FORMER CENTER LECHARLES BENTLEY

Former Browns center LeCharles Bentley, whose playing career ended after complications from staph infection, is suing the Browns for fraud and negligent misrepresentation. Attorney Shannon Polk said today that Bentley has filed suit in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. The case has been assigned to Judge Joseph D. Russo. It asks for in excess…

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JURY GIVES BRECKSVILLE MAN BIGGEST AWARD IN OHIO HISTORY

Actually he has almost 47 million reasons. Thursday, a jury of six women and two men gave Luri a super-sized award. They deliberated about a day after a 7-day trial. They believed Republic Services Inc. illegally fired Luri because he refused to fire three senior workers at the trash-hauling company’s Cleveland office. Luri thought that would be…

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LINCOLN FINANCIAL ORDERED TO PAY DISMISSED BROKER $2 MILLION

Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. must pay $2 million to a broker who alleged that his company fired him and then damaged his professional reputation, a securities arbitration panel ruled Wednesday. Jeffrey A. Concepcion, 45, a veteran broker and manager for Lincoln Financial Advisors, alleged he was fired after having arranged a business venture on behalf…

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HPK OBTAINS $284,600.00 VERDICT IN FAVOR OF THE LINCOLN ELECTRIC CO.

In a federal jury trial presided over by the Honorable James S. Gwin, Shannon Polk and Daniel Connell obtained a $284,600.00 verdict in favor of The Lincoln Electric Company in a commerical dispute against MPM Technologies, Inc. involving claims of breach of contract and breach of warranty.  The federal lawsuit, which was pending in the United States District Court for…

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