Ali I. Haque

Partner

Columbus
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Overview

Ali Haque focuses on complex commercial and class action litigation in various industries, including insurance, financial services, healthcare and real estate. He has significant first-chair trial and appellate experience throughout the country, representing organizations that range from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Ali has handled complex commercial disputes between businesses, consumer disputes, vendor disputes and employee/independent contractor disputes, including claims involving personal and business torts, contracts, employment and employment discrimination, insurance coverage and bad faith, consumer statutes, real estate contracts and leases, premises liability and intellectual property.

Ali has substantial experience in the insurance industry, including experience in-house at a national insurance carrier during a secondment. Ali has handled high-exposure coverage and bad faith disputes involving commercial, homeowners, auto and life insurance policies. He has advised insurance carriers regarding their business operations, including providing regulatory advice involving business products.

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  • Obtained complete dismissal on behalf of insurance carrier of claims brought by a business seeking $1 million business interruption coverage due to COVID-19.
  • Represented financial services companies and insurers in individual consumer lawsuits and consumer class actions involving claims under FDCPA, TILA, RESPA, FCRA and TCPA statutes.
  • Defended financial services company against a six-figure breach of trust claim, obtaining a directed verdict.
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Experience

  • Obtained complete dismissal on behalf of insurance carrier of claims brought by a business seeking $1 million business interruption coverage due to COVID-19.
  • Represented financial services companies and insurers in individual consumer lawsuits and consumer class actions involving claims under FDCPA, TILA, RESPA, FCRA and TCPA statutes.
  • Defended financial services company against a six-figure breach of trust claim, obtaining a directed verdict.
  • Successfully applied an arbitration agreement in a putative class action brought by an agent challenging a company’s transition of all of its exclusive insurance agents.
  • Served as appellate counsel in federal court appeal and overturned $2.8 million verdict against insurance carrier.
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment in a seven-figure contract and business tort dispute with a former agent related to an agent development program. Argued the appeal, and appellate court affirmed dismissal.
  • Successfully challenged personal jurisdiction over a steel supplier company in a business dispute with a corporate customer.
  • Provided regulatory advice and litigation exposure risk assessment to in-house attorneys and business partners on introduction of new insurance products for property and casualty lines of business in all 50 states.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Columbus Business First 40 Under 40 Honoree (2020)
  • Columbus CEO Future 50 (2020)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
    • Business Litigation (2014, 2017 to 2018)
    • Civil Litigation: Defense (2014, 2017 to 2018)
    • Class Action/Mass Torts (2014, 2017 to 2018)

Memberships

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD): Fellow (2018)
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio: President (2018), President-Elect (2017), Member Liaison (2016), Treasurer (2014 to 2015), Board Member (2014 to present)

Events

Community

  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Rising Professionals Council: Former Chair
  • Vassar College Alumni, Admissions Committee of Columbus: Former Chair

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit: Judicial Extern (2009 and 2010)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University College of Law, 2011, cum laude; Articles Editor and Staff Member, Ohio State Law Journal
  • B.A., Economics, Vassar College, 2005

Blog

In The Blogs

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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Eleventh Circuit Stands Firm – No Incentive Awards for Class Representatives
By Kamran B. Ahmadian
August 12, 2022
Nearly two years after it issued its initial decision in Johnson v. NPAS Sols., LLC, in which it held incentive awards for class representatives to be per se unlawful, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit denied a...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Florida Requires Concrete Injury For Standing - Class Action Defense
By Joel Griswold
July 14, 2022
On July 13, 2022, the Florida District Court of Appeal for the Fourth District affirmed an order dismissing a putative class action filed under the federal Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) for lack of standing. Southam v...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
The Demand Curve Problem for UCL Class Actions
By Brian A. Troyer
June 1, 2022
A recent opinion from a California federal court, Mier v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc. et al., No. 8:20-cv-01979-DOC-ADS, slip op. (C.D. Cal. May 9, 2022),touches on an aspect of econometric modeling that class action defense counsel should...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
BakerHostetler Releases Insurance Class Action Update
By Mark A. Johnson
May 19, 2022
The Class Action Defense team released its Insurance Quarterly Report covering the fourth quarter of 2021 and the first quarter of 2022. Included in the report are updates and analyses about property and casualty class action lawsuits...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
The U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case Regarding Whether State Business Registration Requirements Can Create General Personal Jurisdiction
By Ali I. Haque
May 3, 2022
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits a state from requiring a corporation to consent to personal jurisdiction as a condition to doing business in the state...
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