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James J. Hughes, III

James J. Hughes, III Partner
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Secured a $42 million court award for three Ohio school districts

Successfully recovered $42 million, plus interest, for Cleveland, Dayton and Toledo city school districts after the Ohio Department of Education unlawfully deprived the districts of the funding they were entitled to receive. For more details, please view Bricker’s full recap of the case.

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Bricker & Eckler secures $42 million court award for three Ohio school districts due to the Ohio Department of Education’s failure to fund the districts according to law

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Best Lawyers 2021 recognizes 74 Bricker & Eckler attorneys

A total of 74 attorneys across Bricker & Eckler LLP’s Ohio offices were chosen by their peers for recognition in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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Bricker & Eckler attorneys earn Best Lawyers 2020 recognition

A total of 65 attorneys across Bricker & Eckler LLP’s Ohio offices were chosen by their peers for recognition in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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Immediate access to construct interstate gas pipeline

Served as appellate counsel in an appeal from a federal district court order granting a natural gas pipeline company immediate access to property in order to construct the pipeline. This was a case of first impression for the Sixth Circuit, as it considered whether to adopt the Sage approach. The Sage decision is the seminal case that outlines the process for obtaining injunctive relief to begin construction of a FERC-approved pipeline while the underlying condemnation/valuation case proceeds.

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Bricker & Eckler attorneys earn 2019 Best Lawyers recognition

This year, 64 total attorneys located in four of Bricker & Eckler LLP’s Ohio offices were chosen by their peers for recognition as 2019 Best Lawyers in America®.

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Bricker attorneys recognized in 2018 Super Lawyers list

42 Bricker & Eckler attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers list.

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Bricker & Eckler attorneys earn Best Lawyers 2018 recognition

A total of 73 attorneys across Bricker & Eckler LLP’s Ohio offices were chosen by their peers for recognition in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

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Bricker attorneys named 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers

Continuing the firm’s trend of excellence and distinction, 43 Bricker & Eckler attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers list. Notably, this year’s list includes four newly-listed attorneys. Additionally, four attorneys were named to “Top Lists” in Ohio.

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Ohio Courts of Appeals affirm authority to conduct land surveys for natural gas pipeline project

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Bricker & Eckler attorneys earn Best Lawyers 2017 recognition

A total of 66 attorneys from Bricker & Eckler LLP, representing 47.5 percent of the firm’s lawyers, were chosen by their peers for recognition in this year’s edition of The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 (copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

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Notice of assignment provisions

Represented oil and gas clients in various Ohio appellate courts, including the Ohio Supreme Court and various intermediate appellate courts regarding notice of assignment provisions.

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