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Phil Ciano is highly quoted in Crain’s Cleveland Business article about Cuyahoga County’s commercial docket.

Read Phil’s earlier comments in an article on commercial dockets posted by Crain’s Cleveland Business in February, 2016.

Cuyahoga County commercial docket could have life

Attorneys are encouraged that the Ohio Supreme Court is reviewing the specialty court’s process

By Jeremy Nobile / Crain’s Cleveland Business

crains-cleveland-businessCuyahoga County’s commercial docket may be dead, but it won’t lie down.

The most recent developments transpired over the summer, when the Ohio Supreme Court, which oversees the state’s specialty dockets, requested public commentary on some proposed rule changes, many of which were posited by a team of Cleveland attorneys and judges.

Phillip Ciano, principal at Ciano & Goldwasser and a leader of that local team, said he’s heard of no updates from the Supreme Court since commentary on the changes was solicited this summer.

However, a spokesman for the Supreme Court told Crain’s last week the issue will be revisited after two new justices officially join the court in the new year.

That was welcomed news to Ciano.

“It’s not surprising that the process, which is quasi-legislative, is going to take its due course to run,” Ciano said. “But I’m encouraged to know that at least it will be reviewed when the new term starts in January.”

He added that the subcommittee he leads is “ready and willing to provide whatever support and feedback we can provide to see if there’s a form of the commercial docket, or commercial track as we suggested, that could be reinstated in Cuyahoga County.”

Ciano said it’s hard to say whether fewer cases have actually been filed since the local docket dissolved.

“And I wouldn’t say it’s more difficult to practice without more predictability of a commercial docket,” he said. “But I would say that having a commercial docket makes for a more predictable and effective litigation process for businesses. That’s the primary reason we’d like to see it back in some form or fashion.”

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Sources: Proformance agency wins ruling to receive $1M in back fees

The agency once represented Jose Bautista and Ervin Santana

By Ken Rosenthal / Fox Sports

screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-10-54-09-amProformance, the baseball agency that once represented Jose Bautista and Ervin Santana, will receive approximately $1 million in back fees based upon the ruling of an independent arbitrator, according to major-league sources.

“Jeff and Bean are pleased to be getting on with their lives and having this concluded,” said Proformance’s attorney, Phil Ciano.

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Morgan Stanley Squeezes Brokers on Compensation. Useful incentive or Recipe for Disaster?

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  • On December 14, 2016

By Phil Ciano, Partner Last week, Morgan Stanley announced broad pay cuts for its brokers, unless, according to the...

A Sweeping Report Demonstrates the Extent of Broker Misconduct

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  • On November 22, 2016

By Andy Goldwasser Partner A working paper by business school professors at the University of Chicago and the University...

Trump and the fiduciary rule: Now what?

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  • On November 15, 2016

By Andy Goldwasser Partner This is a question that resonates equally with the financial sector as it does with...

Surprise, Surprise…Markets Surge on Trump Election

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  • On November 10, 2016

By Robert West, Jr. Jr. Partner While America watched this historic presidential election, so did the global investment community....

S&P 500 Continues Its Consecutive Losing Streak – – Pre-Election Jitters or Ominous Sign of Things to Come?

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  • On November 7, 2016

By Phil Ciano Partner December of 1980 was a memorable month for a lot of reasons. I became a...

S&P 500 index marks its longest losing streak in 36 years

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  • On November 7, 2016

By Ken Sweet Associated Press This article was posted in the Cleveland Plain Dealer 11-5-16   NEW YORK (AP)...

“Who’s Afraid of Trump? The Markets…”

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  • On October 4, 2016

Debate Night Message: The Markets Are Afraid of Donald Trump Economic View | By Justin Wolfers The New York...