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Mar 16, 2017
Cincinnati DUI lawyer, David Gast, gives you a rundown of the most important things to remember on St. Patrick’s Day and what to do if you are stopped by police tonight. Please remember to never drink and drive but if you do and are stopped by police, please call our OVI attorney 24/7 at 513-723-1600.

 

Dec 15, 2016

Minnillo & Jenkins Co., LPA filed a federal lawsuit against Silv Communications, Inc., on behalf of a local business and all others affected by the alleged scam.  The complaint (read it here) alleges that Silv Communications calls consumers under false pretenses claiming to confirm “directory” information.  According to the complaint, Silv records the call and then edits it electronically to create a phony recording that it uses as “consent” to switch the victim’s long distance provider so it can collect additional fees from the consumer.  The complaint cites dozens of similar reports about Silv Communications to the Better Business Bureau and the Ohio Attorney General.

Silv Communications’ lawyers filed a motion to dismiss claiming, among other things, that there is no private right of action under the federal Telecommunications Act and that such claims cannot be brought as class actions.  On December 5, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio rejected all of Silv Communications’ arguments (read it here) allowing the case to proceed.  Minnillo & Jenkins will vigorously pursue this case on behalf of all affected individuals and businesses.  If you have been subjected to Silv’s alleged scam or others like it, please contact us to discuss your potential claims.

Dec 5, 2016

Minnillo & Jenkins Attorneys at LawMinnillo & Jenkins is proud to have sponsored Branford Marsalis appearance with The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for the “One City One Symphony” project over Thanksgiving weekend.  The terrific concert was enjoyed by many members of our staff and their families, and we even got to meet Branford Marsalis afterwards!  Great thanks to Mr. Marsalis and the Symphony for a wonderful event.

Nov 9, 2016

You may have heard about how Volkswagen and its subsidiaries used a “defeat device” to falsify emissions tests from so called “clean diesel” vehicles.  Now it appears that Audi, a Volkswagen subsidiary, has used a different device to manipulate emissions and mileage test results for some of its larger non-diesel models such as the A6, A8 and Q5.  On November 8, 2016, Minnillo & Jenkins, together with partner firms Goldenberg Schneider and Hagens Berman filed what is believed to be the first national class action against Audi based on this recent discovery.

According to recently published reports, the affected Audi vehicles, manufactured as late as May 2016, are equipped with special software that detects when the vehicle is being tested based on steering wheel movement.  The reports indicate that the software controls the vehicles’ transmissions while they are being tested to keep the vehicle in a higher gear, thereby reducing engine RPM’s, reducing emissions and increasing efficiency during testing.  Because the device only operates during testing, the test results do not reflect the vehicles’ actual emissions or efficiency during regular driving.  As a result, according to the reports, the advertised emissions figures and efficiency ratings of the affected Audi vehicles are inaccurate.

Written content provided by Christian A. Jenkins

Oct 5, 2016

CINCINNATI, Ohio, October 5, 2016 – Cincinnati’s Freestore Foodbank just received a donation of $12,266.59.  The donation results from unclaimed settlement funds in a lawsuit brought by two Cincinnati law firms against small loan lender Eagle Loan Company of Ohio, Inc.  The lawsuit alleged that Eagle Loan Company of Ohio, Inc. charged borrowers interest over the rate allowed by Ohio law, and was brought by Minnillo & Jenkins Co., LPA and Goldenberg Schneider, LPA.  The settlement totaled $500,000.00 and resulted in interest refunds to thousands of Ohio borrowers.  The firms are pleased with the outcome in this case and happy to be able to support the work of the Freestore Foodbank as it prepares for a busy holiday season.

Minnillo & Jenkins is headquartered in Cincinnati’s historic Hyde Park neighborhood and maintains offices in Fairfield, Eastgate and Covington.  The firm serves the needs of greater Cincinnati in a wide variety of practice areas, including labor and employment, consumer law, small business, domestic relations/divorce, bankruptcy and criminal defense/DUI.  More information about the firm can be found at www.minnillojenkins.com.

Goldenberg Schneider is a Cincinnati law firm whose litigation group prosecutes actions on behalf of individuals and companies in civil litigation, including complex class actions, in a wide range of legal fields.  More information about the firm can be found at www.gs-legal.com

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