Erika Dackin Prouty

Associate

Columbus
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Overview

An enthusiastic and hardworking advocate for clients, Erika Prouty focuses her growing practice on commercial litigation.

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  • Representing insurance company in declaratory judgment action that involves unique questions concerning scope of indemnification provision in release as it relates to claims in class action, including assisting in formulating strategy, identifying and analyzing fact and legal issues, and preparing pleadings.
  • Member of team conducting internal investigation for insurance company. Assisted in performing early case assessment and interviews of employees. Managed discovery collection from client, document review by team of contract attorneys, and production to state regulatory agencies and Department of Justice.
  • Defended insurance company against claims of bad faith and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing in a putative class action. Drafted discovery responses, dispositive motions and opposition to class certification briefing.
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Experience

  • Representing insurance company in declaratory judgment action that involves unique questions concerning scope of indemnification provision in release as it relates to claims in class action, including assisting in formulating strategy, identifying and analyzing fact and legal issues, and preparing pleadings.
  • Member of team conducting internal investigation for insurance company. Assisted in performing early case assessment and interviews of employees. Managed discovery collection from client, document review by team of contract attorneys, and production to state regulatory agencies and Department of Justice.
  • Defended insurance company against claims of bad faith and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing in a putative class action. Drafted discovery responses, dispositive motions and opposition to class certification briefing.
  • Won motion to dismiss complaint alleging negligence against healthcare company, which the court granted sua sponte without permitting the plaintiff to respond.
  • Seconded in litigation department of healthcare company.

Recognitions and Memberships

Prior Positions

  • U.S. Congressman Patrick J. Tiberi: Intern (2011)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2016
  • Ohio, 2016

Education

  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2016, cum laude, Faculty Graduation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Labor and Employment
  • B.A., The Ohio State University, 2013, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Blog

In The Blogs

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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Sixth Circuit Upholds Class Certification of FDCPA Claims Despite Spokeo Challenge
By Erika Dackin Prouty
August 22, 2018
Last month, the Sixth Circuit in Macy et al v. GC Services Ltd Partnership unanimously upheld certification of a class under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), despite arguments that the named plaintiffs failed to establish...
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