Robert H. Eddy

Of Counsel

Robert’s practice includes the defense of professional liability cases, commercial litigation, product liability, personal injury, insurance coverage, and bad faith litigation. He has briefed and argued many appeals in state and federal courts and he has defended major personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from product liability, aircraft, industrial, construction and automobile accidents, explosions, and chemical exposure. Robert regularly consults professional clients on pre-claim, claim repair, and risk management issues. He is a frequent lecturer on professional liability, commercial law, ethics, and professionalism topics.

A Level One Coatings Inspector, certified by the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, Robert also serves as a National Coordinating Counsel for a Fortune 500 coating manufacturer defending large loss property damage/commercial loss cases across the country. 

  • Groch v. General Motors Corp.(2008), 117 Ohio St. 3d 192
  • Environmental Network Corp. v. Goodman Weiss Miller, L.L.P. (2008), 119 Ohio St. 3d 209
  • Ormet Primary Aluminum Corp. v. Employers Ins. of Wausau (2000), 88 Ohio St. 3d 292
  • McAuliffe v. Western States Import Co. (1995), 72 Ohio St. 3d 534
  • Allen Freight Lines, Inc. v. Consol. Rail Corp. (1992), 64 Ohio St. 3d 274
  • Digital & Analog Design Corp. v. North Supply Co. (1992), 63 Ohio St. 3d 657
  • Floor Craft Floor Covering, Inc. v. Parma Community General Hosp. Ass’n (1990), 54 Ohio St. 3d 1
  • Digital & Analog Design Corp. v. North Supply Co. (1989), 44 Ohio St. 3d 36
  • Sanek v. Duracote Corp. (1989), 43 Ohio St. 3d 169
  • Dannix Painting, LLC v. The Sherwin-Williams Company, 732 F.3d 902 (8th Cir. 2013)
  • Hussein v. City of Perrysburg, 617 F.3d 828 (6th Cir. 2010)
  • Gentek Bldg. Prods. v. Sherwin-Williams Co.,  491 F.3d 320 (6th Cir. 2007)
  • Riddle v. Egensperger, 266 F.3d 542 (6th Cir. 2000)
  • Medical Mut. of Ohio v. Denise deSoto, 245 F.3d 561(6th Cir. 2000)
  • Austral-Pacific Fertilizers v. Cooper Indus. Inc., 108 F.3d 1376, 1997 WL 124097 (6th Cir. 1997)
  • United States v. Moriarty, 8 F.3d 329 (6th Cir. 1993)
  • United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co. v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co., 896 F.2d 200 (6th Cir. 1990)
  • Forest City v. Dillon, Inc. v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Co., 852 F.2d 168 (6th Cir.1988)
  • C&K Indus. Servs. v. McIntyre, Kahn & Kruse Co., L.P.A., 2012 Ohio App. LEXIS 4530, 984 N.E. 2d 45, appeal denied, 134 Ohio St. 3d 1487
  • Suder-Benore v. Motorists, 2013-Ohio-3959, 2013 Ohio App. LEXIS 4144
  • Peng v. Fink, 2013-Ohio-3063, 2013 Ohio App. LEXIS 3113, appeal denied, 2013 Ohio LEXIS 2867
  • Lindsley v. Roe, 196 Ohio App. 3d 596, 964 N.E.2d 1063, 2011 Ohio App. LEXIS  2811
  • PR Transp., Inc. v. McClure, 2010-Ohio-1364; 2010 Ohio App. LEXIS 1151
  • Clemens v. Katz, 2009-Ohio-1461, 2009 Ohio App. LEXIS 1232,  appeal denied, 122 Ohio St. 3d 1481  
  • Wright v. Portnoy, 2007-Ohio-560; 2007 Ohio App. LEXIS 522
  • Miller v. Bassett, 2006-Ohio-3590, 2006 Ohio App. LEXIS 3536
  • Fishpaw v. Francisco, 2006-Ohio-3450, 2006 Ohio App. LEXIS 3402

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  • Overview

    Robert’s practice includes the defense of professional liability cases, commercial litigation, product liability, personal injury, insurance coverage, and bad faith litigation. He has briefed and argued many appeals in state and federal courts and he has defended major personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from product liability, aircraft, industrial, construction and automobile accidents, explosions, and chemical exposure. Robert regularly consults professional clients on pre-claim, claim repair, and risk management issues. He is a frequent lecturer on professional liability, commercial law, ethics, and professionalism topics.

    A Level One Coatings Inspector, certified by the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, Robert also serves as a National Coordinating Counsel for a Fortune 500 coating manufacturer defending large loss property damage/commercial loss cases across the country. 

  • Representative matters
    • Groch v. General Motors Corp.(2008), 117 Ohio St. 3d 192
    • Environmental Network Corp. v. Goodman Weiss Miller, L.L.P. (2008), 119 Ohio St. 3d 209
    • Ormet Primary Aluminum Corp. v. Employers Ins. of Wausau (2000), 88 Ohio St. 3d 292
    • McAuliffe v. Western States Import Co. (1995), 72 Ohio St. 3d 534
    • Allen Freight Lines, Inc. v. Consol. Rail Corp. (1992), 64 Ohio St. 3d 274
    • Digital & Analog Design Corp. v. North Supply Co. (1992), 63 Ohio St. 3d 657
    • Floor Craft Floor Covering, Inc. v. Parma Community General Hosp. Ass’n (1990), 54 Ohio St. 3d 1
    • Digital & Analog Design Corp. v. North Supply Co. (1989), 44 Ohio St. 3d 36
    • Sanek v. Duracote Corp. (1989), 43 Ohio St. 3d 169
    • Dannix Painting, LLC v. The Sherwin-Williams Company, 732 F.3d 902 (8th Cir. 2013)
    • Hussein v. City of Perrysburg, 617 F.3d 828 (6th Cir. 2010)
    • Gentek Bldg. Prods. v. Sherwin-Williams Co.,  491 F.3d 320 (6th Cir. 2007)
    • Riddle v. Egensperger, 266 F.3d 542 (6th Cir. 2000)
    • Medical Mut. of Ohio v. Denise deSoto, 245 F.3d 561(6th Cir. 2000)
    • Austral-Pacific Fertilizers v. Cooper Indus. Inc., 108 F.3d 1376, 1997 WL 124097 (6th Cir. 1997)
    • United States v. Moriarty, 8 F.3d 329 (6th Cir. 1993)
    • United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co. v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co., 896 F.2d 200 (6th Cir. 1990)
    • Forest City v. Dillon, Inc. v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Co., 852 F.2d 168 (6th Cir.1988)
    • C&K Indus. Servs. v. McIntyre, Kahn & Kruse Co., L.P.A., 2012 Ohio App. LEXIS 4530, 984 N.E. 2d 45, appeal denied, 134 Ohio St. 3d 1487
    • Suder-Benore v. Motorists, 2013-Ohio-3959, 2013 Ohio App. LEXIS 4144
    • Peng v. Fink, 2013-Ohio-3063, 2013 Ohio App. LEXIS 3113, appeal denied, 2013 Ohio LEXIS 2867
    • Lindsley v. Roe, 196 Ohio App. 3d 596, 964 N.E.2d 1063, 2011 Ohio App. LEXIS  2811
    • PR Transp., Inc. v. McClure, 2010-Ohio-1364; 2010 Ohio App. LEXIS 1151
    • Clemens v. Katz, 2009-Ohio-1461, 2009 Ohio App. LEXIS 1232,  appeal denied, 122 Ohio St. 3d 1481  
    • Wright v. Portnoy, 2007-Ohio-560; 2007 Ohio App. LEXIS 522
    • Miller v. Bassett, 2006-Ohio-3590, 2006 Ohio App. LEXIS 3536
    • Fishpaw v. Francisco, 2006-Ohio-3450, 2006 Ohio App. LEXIS 3402
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