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Marion H. Little Jr.

Marion H. Little Jr.

Zeiger, Tigges & Little LLP
  • Appeals & Appellate, Business Law, Communications & Internet Law...
  • Ohio
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Summary

Representative Engagements

Lead counsel in six-week jury trial for local development company, its principal, and condominium buyers in litigation against regional bank arising from bank’s breach of contract to provide construction financing for developer’s project to convert historic apartment building to condominiums. Obtained dismissal or jury verdict for plaintiffs on $6 million counterclaim brought by bank. Obtained jury verdict of approximately $14.0 million against bank on breach of contract and tortious interference claims brought by developer and additional verdicts totaling $5.6 million for condominium buyers. The net result was a $25 million judgment for clients.

Lead trial counsel in four-week trial advancing derivative claims for misappropriation of corporate opportunities and breach of fiduciary duty by corporate president and director. $19.8 million verdict returned in clients favor included award of punitive damages and the imposition of constructive trusts. In subsequent proceedings before bankruptcy court, judgment found to be non-dischargeable.

Co-counsel in four-week jury trial advancing fraud and federal RICO claims upon behalf of plaintiff. Jury verdict of $3.2 million in favor of client. Believed to be the only successfully tried civil RICO case in the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division.

Co-counsel in jury trial defending commercial trespass claims and pursuing counterclaims for abuse of process. Client prevailed. Jury verdict of abuse of process, with a judgment including compensatory punitive damages and attorneys’ fees.

Lead trial attorney in defense of action pursued by approximately 500 plaintiffs against the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Clients' overall exposure was $300 million. Case tried to a defense verdict.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Business Law
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Securities Law
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
2nd Circuit
3rd Circuit
4th Circuit
5th Circuit
6th Circuit
8th Circuit
9th Circuit
10th Circuit
11th Circuit
Supreme Court of Ohio
US District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
US District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner
Zeiger, Tigges & Little LLP
- Current
Education
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Summa Cum Laude; The Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, The Ohio State Law Journal, 1989
The Ohio State University
B.A.
Awards
Super Lawyer
Ohio Super Lawyers
Ohio Super Lawyers (2006 - 2016); Ohio Super Lawyers Top 50 in Columbus (2011 – present); Ohio Super Lawyers Top 100 in Ohio (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers in America
Commercial Litigation; Securities Law; Administrative Law; Employment Law; Legal Malpractice Law; Communications Law; First Amendment Law; and Media Law
Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar
Member
Current
Columbus Bar Association
Member
Current
Websites & Blogs
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Contact & Map
Zeiger, Tigges & Little LLP
41 S High St
3500 Huntington Center
Columbus, OH 43215
USA
Telephone: (614) 365-4113
Fax: (614) 365-7900