Sheldon Artz, a Moreland Hills plastic surgeon; Ara Bagdasarian, vice president of Travel Centers of America Inc.; Bruce Blake, president of R. Blake Inc., a Warrensville Heights marketing firm; James Di Lella, president of Conneaut Leather Inc. “Where's the guy who says the numbers don't add up? in 2003 and its headquarters staff moved to Chicago, Office Max operations vice president Dirk Kettlewell chose to stay in Cleveland and to open a niche retailer that specialized in consumable computer printer ink cartridges.of Conneaut; James Hummer, founder and former CEO of Whole Health Management Inc.; and Michael Southard, national sales manager for Kichler Lighting of Independence. Rabin's suit argues that because of the allegedly incomplete financial statements, Ink Stop's officers could continue “deceiving and misleading (potential investors), and therefore Skoda Minotti has responsibility to the estate in bankruptcy for some of the very substantial debt” still owed by Ink Stop. Chapman said potential investors feel burned when they believe they were deceived by clean audits by independent accounting firms. ”The suits filed against Skoda Minotti are only the latest in a series of legal actions to follow the bankruptcy of Ink Stop, a company that rose and fell quickly. According to a story that appeared in Crain's in April 2009, Mr.The first major litigation began in August 2010, when Ms.Rabin filed a complaint in Bankruptcy Court against a group of Ink Stop officers and directors.Among the directors and officers who agreed to the settlement were Mr.Kettlewell; his wife Dawn, who was an officer and director of Ink Stop; B. and Rite Aid executive; Michael Shaughnessy, a co-founder of Color Matrix Corp.
Skoda Minotti attorney Brent Silverman of Reminger Co. In addition, two lawsuits filed by a total of 11 Ink Stop investors charge Skoda Minotti with professional negligence, omitting a going concern opinion in its audits, and violating Ohio securities law.Since 2010, at least 19 lawsuits have been filed against Ink Stop officers and directors by outside investors.All the suits center around allegations that the suing investors were induced to put money into Ink Stop because of various misrepresentations by the defendants.His practice focuses on counseling and representing clients in such areas as insurance coverage, business torts, products liability, contract and employment matters. He also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Joseph F.Rob has served as national coordinating defense counsel on mass tort and product liability cases pending in State and Federal courts. Weis Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Bankruptcy Court, the company's court-appointed trustee and disgruntled investors separately are turning their legal attention to the role they allege accounting firm Skoda, Minotti & Co.The largest known amount sought in the lawsuits is .5 million. 2, bankruptcy trustee Mary Ann Rabin charges Skoda Minotti with professional negligence. Rabin said the accounting firm failed to discover and report that Ink Stop's officers had misstated Ink Stop's financial statements.Rob is a Co-Managing Partner of SSEG and is involved with several of the firm’s practice groups including Insurance; Tort Defense, Product Liability and Complex Litigation; Human Resources, Labor and Employment; and Commercial and General Litigation.Rob has extensive experience representing clients in commercial and complex litigation, including class actions and mass torts, in state and federal courts throughout the country. D., magna cum laude, from Case Western University in 1990.One lawsuit seeks .5 million in compensatory damages from Skoda Minotti.The complaint for the other lawsuit was not available for inspection last week.