Louis R. Moliterno

Phone: (330) 405-5061 ext 206
Email: [email protected]

Louis Moliterno was born in Youngstown, Ohio, June 13, 1967. Louis Moliterno is a 1989 graduate of Kent State University (BA Journalism) and a 1995 graduate of Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (Juris Doctor). Mr. Moliterno joined the firm in 1995, and since that time has concentrated his practice on the defense of civil tort and contract claims. He has tried to conclusion more than 100 civil cases in over 15 Ohio counties. His practice concentrates on Insurance Defense; Contracts; Premises Liability;
Automobile negligence; and Torts.

Insurance Defense Litigation
Premises Liability
Products Liability
Automobile Negligence Litigation
Ohio, 1995
U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1998
Cleveland State University, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, 1995 J.D.
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1989 B.A.
American Bar Association
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Gannett/USA Today, Chillicothe, Ohio, Journalist, 1990 – 1992

Recent Verdicts

Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court Case No. CV-15-850885. In April 2012, defendant Haas in the operation of her vehicle failed to maintain assured clear distance ahead, colliding with the rear of a vehicle operated by plaintiff Lee. The impact resulted in about $6,000 damage to plaintiff’s vehicle. Negligence was stipulated, and the case proceeded to jury trial on May 23, 2016 on the issues of proximate cause and damages. Plaintiff submitted medical “specials” of $48,999.85 with an RVB amount “accepted for payment” of $19,711.78. Primary claimed injury was torn right rotator cuff, resulting in surgery in November 2014. While defendant acknowledged the plaintiff was injured, she denied the right rotator cuff injury was related to the accident based on the absence of any complaints for a period of months following the accident. After deliberating for two hours, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff in the amount of $3,512. (May 25, 2016)
Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court Case No. CV-15-841679 (Judge Nancy Margaret Russo). Plaintiff Mary Restifo was a business invitee on the premises of the Biddulph Road Giant Eagle on or about Feb. 14, 2014. While walking through the floral department, Ms. Restifo fell to the ground. At deposition, plaintiff claimed she slipped on water that had “leaked” from a display of flowers. Video of the incident captured the plaintiff’s fall, and a Giant Eagle employee using a papertowel to wipe up a substance on the floor. However, the video also made clear the plaintiff fell several feet away from the area of the cleanup. Plaintiff sought medical care and treatment after the accident, eventually undergoing surgery for a right sided rotator cuff tear. Plaintiff submitted medical “specials” of $56,083.08 subject to write-offs of $37,044.58 – leaving an amount accepted for payment of $19,038.80. The jury returned a verdict in favor of defendant, finding the plaintiff had failed to establish negligence on the part of Giant Eagle had contributed to her fall. (Nov. 4, 2015)
Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Case No.: 13-CV-002611. This case arose from a stipulated negligence parking lot accident at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center, Boardman, on April 14, 2012. Photographs taken of the vehicles indicated a heavy impact. Plaintiff Wright submitted medical “specials” of $21,142.50 with $20,313.30 after adjustment. Plaintiff’s experts, Drs. Grubb and Pinghero, offered diagnosis including cervical disc herniation and aggravation of pre-existing thoracic disc herniation. Plaintiff was self-employed as a home medical aide at the time of the subject motor vehicle accident, asserting a lost wage claim of $13,600. Defendant requested independent medical examination with Dr. James Brodell, who offered the opinion the plaintiff sustained soft tissue strain of the neck and back. A pretrial offer of $15,000 was made. Following a three-day trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff awarding $16,604. (June 4, 2015)