Scott H. Ruport

Mr. Ruport provides experienced litigation representation, and focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, construction, real estate, zoning, eminent domain, surety, stocks and securities. Further, he has been involved in various complex matters relating to breach of fiduciary duty and fraud relating to trusts, partnerships and corporations; shareholder derivative actions; mortgage and mechanic lien foreclosure; ERISA; RICO; and, accounting malpractice.

 

Mr. Ruport's extensive trial experience started in 1974. In AFC Interiors v. DiCello (1989), 46 Ohio St. 3d 1, Mr. Ruport represented the plaintiff, and the Ohio Supreme Court changed 79 years of Ohio case law. The plaintiff appealed after losing in the trial court and the court of appeals. The Ohio Supreme Court reversed the decisions of the lower courts, holding that a section of the Uniform Commercial Code superseded the common law doctrine of accord and satisfaction in the "full payment" or "conditional-check" situation. In 1994, the Ohio Legislature added a section to the Ohio Uniform Commercial Code to change this case law result.

 

Mr. Ruport has been lead counsel in hundreds of trials and appellate cases. His goal is to make certain that the client's expectations are realistic and that the litigation process, with its risks, is clearly understood at the inception of the case.

 

Accomplishments

 

AV® Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory since 1994

 

Listed in Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation and Litigation -- Real Estate since 2010

 

Listed in Super Lawyers® since 2009

 

Listed in various editions of Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, and Who's Who in Finance and Industry
 

Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

 

Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers (Chairman, Civil and Business Litigation, 1989)

 

Adjunct Professor, Legal Aspects of Construction, University of Akron, College of Engineering, 1983

 

Captain, Finance Corps, United States Army Reserve, 1971-1979

Established The Scott H. and Linda S. Ruport Business Litigation Scholarship Endowment Fund with the University of Akron School of Law in 2006

 

Notable Cases

 

  • Graves Lumber Co. v. Lance A. Croft, et al., 2014-Ohio-4324, 20 N.E.3d 412 (9th Dist.)

  • Allen v. Bennett, 9th Dist. Nos. 24629, 2009-Ohio-6076

  • Desai v. Franklin, 177 Ohio App.3d 679, 2008-Ohio-3957 (9th Dist.)

  • Dellagnese Constr. Co. v. Nicolas, 9th Dist. No. 22951, 2006-Ohio-4350

  • GMAC Mtge. Corp. v. Titch, 9th Dist. No. 04CA0012-M, 2005-Ohio-868

  • James Giltner v. Dale A. Mitchell, 9th Dist. Summit No. 21039, 2002-Ohio-5771

  • Robert W. Vrbanac v. Michael Zulick, 9th Dist. Summit No. 19864, 01-LW-0067 (Jan. 10, 2001)

  • Brown & Graves Co. v. FirstMerit Mort. Corp., 9th Dist. No. 192006, 1999 WL 394972 (June 16, 1999)

  • Iacomini v. Cogdeill, 9th Dist. No. 15761, 1993 WL 27389 (Feb. 3, 1993)

  • LRL Properties v. Rodriguez, 9th Dist. No. 15259, 1992 WL 80076 (April 15, 1992)

  • Hudson Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Hudson Park Estates, Inc., 64 Ohio App.3d 119, 580 N.E.2d 836 (9th Dist. 1989)

  • Dellagnese v. Sorkin, Thayer & Co., 9th Dist. Nos. 13036 and 13229, 1998 WL 37646 (March 30, 1988)

  • Cardinal Federal Savings and Loan v. Michaels Building Company, 9th Dist. Nos. 13518 and 13584, 1998 WL 87291 (Aug. 17, 1988)

  • Cardinal Federal Sav. & Loan Ass'n v. Michaels Bldg. Co., 9th Dist. No. 12881, 1987 WL 17783

  • Felix v. Clarke, 9th Dist. No. 11915, 1985 WL 10821 (June 26, 1985)

  • Horning-Wright Co. v. Great American Ins. Co., 27 Ohio App.3d 261, 500 N.E.2d 890 (9th Dist. 1985)

  • Gaal v. Mosher, 16 Ohio App.3d 229, 475 N.E.2d 192 (8th Dist. 1984)

  • A-C Group, Inc. v. Rabe, 5th Dist. No. CA 5710, 1981 WL 6586

  • Welsh v. Brown-Graves Lumber Co., 58 Ohio App.2d 49, 389 N.E.2d 514 (9th Dist. 1978)

  • Cooper v. Botnick, 9th Dist. No. 8831, 1978 WL 215406 (Oct. 4, 1978)

  • John Dellagnese Construction Co. v. Alfred Labriola Excavating Co., 9th Dist. No. 7960, 1976 WL 188783 (June 3, 1976)

 

 

 

Ohio Contact Information

 

Ruport Co., L.P.A.

4040 Embassy Parkway

Suite 260

Akron, Ohio 44333

Phone: (330) 701-5688

Email:  sruport@ruportlaw.com

 

Florida Contact Information

 

8960 Bay Colony Drive

Suite 301

Naples, Florida 34108

Phone: (239) 963-2801

 

Education Information

 

University of Akron, School of Law, J.D., 1974

 

Bowling Green State University, B.S.B.A., 1971

 

 

 

 

Admissions

 

Ohio Supreme Court, 1974

 

U.S. Supreme Court, 1978

 

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1978

 

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1978

 

Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1984

 

Florida Supreme Court, 2002

 

Professional Associations

 

American Bar Association

 

Ohio State Bar Association

 

The Florida Bar Association

 

Akron Bar Association

 

Collier County Bar Association

 

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

 

Contact Us

Ruport Co., L.P.A.

Ohio Contact Information                                        
4040 Embassy Parkway                       

Suite 260                                                                     

Akron, Ohio 44333  

(330) 701-5688

 

Florida Contact Information     

8960 Bay Colony Drive         

Suite 301

Naples, Florida 34108

(239) 963-2801

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