Ohio Supreme Court News

Supreme Court of Ohio reverses $800,000 judgment in defamation case, rules caps on damages apply

By Charmaine Little | Jan 7, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – On Dec. 7, the Supreme Court of Ohio reversed an $800,000 judgment in compensatory damages in a defamation case.

Ohio SC reinstates lawsuit against NCAA, Notre Dame over concussions

By Charmaine Little | Nov 16, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – On Oct. 31, Justice Judith L. French of the Supreme Court of Ohio wrote that a family’s negligence claims against the University of Notre Dame are not time-barred.

Ohio Supreme Court sends asbestos case back to trial court to determine if plaintiff is a smoker

By Charmaine Little | Oct 10, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – On Sept. 27, the Supreme Court of Ohio reversed an appeals court judgment that denied Union Carbide Corp.’s motion for administrative dismissal amid a case that challenges whether a man’s alleged smoking status contributed to his lung cancer diagnosis.

BENESCH FRIEDLANDER COPLAN & ARONOFF: Benesch Continues Expansion of National Litigation Practice

By Press release submission | Sep 21, 2018

Benesch is pleased to announce that high-profile litigators Michael J. Montgomery and Michael D. Meuti have joined the Cleveland office.

Ohio Supreme Court: Medical malpractice suit against Cleveland Clinic barred by statute of limitations

By John Breslin | Sep 3, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A medical malpractice suit originally filed in federal court in Indiana is barred by the statute of limitations from being pursued in Ohio, Ohio's Supreme Court has ruled.

Ohio attorney suspended a second time on misconduct allegations

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 9, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – The Ohio Supreme Court affirmed a recommendation that Ohio attorney Debra Kay Horton be suspended for two years for allegedly violating professional code while working a minor’s personal injury case.

Concealment or interference with evidence does not amount to destruction, Ohio Supreme Court rules

By John Breslin | May 15, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Intentional interference or concealment of evidence does not rise to the level of destruction, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled, dealing with an issue that has divided appeals courts in the state.

Ohio Supreme Court: Punitive damages not recoverable in breach of contract case

By Glenn Minnis | Feb 12, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that punitive damages are not recoverable in a breach of contract action in which the alleged violation stems from conduct that also constitutes a wrongful act.

Ohio Supreme Court rules Columbia Gas of Ohio was right to cut off gas to homes where 'stray' gas a hazard

By Dee Thompson | Oct 19, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – The Ohio Supreme Court has affirmed orders issued by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) deciding that Columbia Gas of Ohio was right to discontinue service to customers after stray gas was found near their properties.

Doctors can keep apologizing after death without fear of lawsuit in Ohio

By Elizabeth Alt | Oct 17, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Doctors and other health care professionals will continue to be able to express sympathy without the threat of persecution after the Ohio Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Stewart v. Vivian.

Drunk stripper's car wreck provides complicated liability issue for Ohio Supreme Court

By Karen Kidd | Sep 27, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A strip club seems to have evaded a nearly $3 million verdict after the Ohio Supreme Court found the sole claim for a woman injured by a drunk-driving stripper would be under the state's Dram Shop Act.

Ohio Supreme Court affirms disability ruling in favor of injured worker

By Zachary Lewis | Jul 31, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Ohio has affirmed an appeals court's ruling against freight shipping company R&L Carriers Shared Services LLC in a disability compensation dispute filed by the Industrial Commission of Ohio and one of R&L Carriers’ employees.

Ohio Supreme Court grants charity tax exemption to certain dialysis centers

By Todd Barnett | Jul 5, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – On June 15, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that Dayton dialysis centers engaged in charity work are entitled to a partial property tax exemption.

Ohio high court rules Alliance Petroleum, Anadarko did not violate oil and gas lease terms

By John Revak | Jun 20, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – The Ohio Supreme Court has affirmed a Fourth District Court of Appeals ruling and remanded a legal battle over an oil and gas lease back to the trial court.

Ohio attorney general rejects petition to amend congressional redistricting process

By Mark Iandolo | May 8, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced May 4 that he has rejected a petition for a proposed Ohio constitutional amendment that would change Ohio's congressional redistricting process.

Ohio Supreme Court will reconsider disability benefits case

By Christopher Knoll | Feb 7, 2017

COLUMBUS (Legal Newsline) – A case involving the applicability of two types of disability awards allotted to injured workers was decided on Dec. 8 by the Ohio Supreme Court, but has been scheduled for reconsideration with oral arguments in the coming months.

Ohio lawmaker opposes term limits for state Supreme Court justices

By S. Laney Griffo | Dec 23, 2016

COLUMBUS (Legal Newsline) - The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has certified a petition that would impose terms limits on the state Supreme Court.

Ohio attorney general certifies petition calling for state supreme court term limits

By Mark Iandolo | Nov 11, 2016

COLUMBUS (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced this week that his office has certified a petition for the proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution imposing term limits for Ohio Supreme Court members.

Attorney: Ohio HITECH case a 'misguided attempt' to invoke False Claims Act

By Karen Kidd | Apr 6, 2016

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – A now-dismissed whistleblower lawsuit over impermissibly accessed medical records that took an odd view of the HITECH Act wasn't exactly a misuse of the False Claims Act, an Indianapolis attorney says.

Ohio SC: Asbestos testimony used in tort claims inadmissible in Workers' Comp claims

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 12, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – The Ohio Supreme Court has held that depositions used in asbestos lawsuits cannot also be used in Workers’ Compensation claims if the employer was not a defendant in the tort action.

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