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The Best Defense

Whether it’s the scene of a car wreck or a mine collapse, Larry Sutter sends his best man: Larry Sutter

In the tense, surreal aftermath of 9/11, Cleveland lawyer Larry Sutter was in Knoxville, trying the most emotionally charged case of his career, Manes v. DaimlerChrysler, which involved a child catastrophically injured in a crash and $36 million in costs for her past and future medical care. When the trial opened on Sept. 10, 2001, the child was 4 years old, quadriplegic and dependent on a ventilator. Sutter’s defense team wasn’t there to challenge the cost of caring for the girl; the task …

Ohio's Least Famous Sports Hero

Imagine Cleveland without the Indians. Now relax. That likely will never happen, thanks in large part to Tom Chema

Nowheresville, U.S.A. That’s what many people think Cleveland might have become had it lost the Indians, which it may well have done had Thomas V. Chema not played his pivotal role in the development of Jacobs Field. Without the new stadium, the Indians likely would have slipped out of town, leaving Cleveland without a baseball team. Chema doesn’t take credit for helping to prevent that scenario, although he acknowledges that Cleveland’s revitalization in the ’90s would have been …

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