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Ohio Supreme Court Denies Residents’ Writ; Fracking Ballot Initiatives Fail
Posted on 17 Sep 2015 by James Cordrey

COLUMBUS, Ohio — (Mealey’s) A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Sept. 16 denied a writ of mandamus sought by residents who wanted to compel the Ohio secretary of State to reverse his decision and place on the November ballots for three counties... Read More

Denial of Political Activists’ Access to Grand Jury Materials Upheld
Posted on 3 Apr 2018 by Gabriela Nolen

The Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District, Cuyahoga County recently upheld a trial court decision denying the petitions of political activists (PAs) for release of selected portions of transcripts and exhibits from a grand jury proceeding... Read More

Medical Malpractice Caps In Action: What’s A Discarded Kidney Worth?
Posted on 4 Jun 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Picture yourself in the hospital with life threatening renal disease. Doctors tell you that your brother is a perfect match for a kidney transplant. Picture yourself as the brother. You agree to donate a kidney to save your sister. You both go under anesthesia... Read More

Nominal Damages Not Sufficient in Facebook Defamation Suit
Posted on 29 Mar 2017 by Gabriela Nolen

An appellate court in Ohio determined that a man whose ex-girlfriend defamed him on Facebook did not receive fair compensation when he was only awarded $600 in damages, as the evidence was not competent and sufficient to support the trial court’s... Read More

Jury Verdict Round-Up: Top 10 Medical Malpractice Verdicts of 2014
Posted on 13 Feb 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

During 2014, the attorney editors on the LexisNexis Jury Verdict team covered several notable medical malpractice verdicts from across the country. This informal list of top 10 cases captured our attention, so we thought you might like to hear about them... Read More

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Whether RESPA Violation Is An Injury In Fact
Posted on 29 Nov 2011 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Nov. 28 on whether a property owner suffered an injury in fact under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) when she bought title insurance from a company that allegedly paid kickbacks... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Subcontractors Beware - Ohio Supreme Court Upholds ‘Pay-If-Paid’ Provisions
Posted on 23 Sep 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Eric J. Hulett and Matthew A. Brandt The Ohio Supreme Court recently changed the landscape in construction law when it held that a payment provision in a subcontract which included the term “condition precedent” was sufficient to transfer... Read More

Anderson's The Law Of Professional Conduct In Ohio Describes New Standards
Posted on 1 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

On Feb. 1, 2007, the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct replaced the Ohio Code of Professional Responsibility, a set of standards that had been in place since 1970. To reflect the new rules, Anderson's The Law of Professional Responsibility in Ohio... Read More

N.Y. Attorney General Sues Online Tobacco Sites
Posted on 6 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MINEOLA, N.Y. - (AP) Six website operators are violating a state law that bans the online sale of tobacco to customers in New York, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday. Schneiderman said lawsuits were filed a day earlier in state Supreme... Read More

Rescuers Sue Ohio Woman They Saved From Burning Vehicle
Posted on 2 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MARION, Ohio - (AP) Two men honored as heroes for rescuing a woman from her burning sport utility vehicle after it crashed have sued her, claiming they're physical and emotionally scarred. The lawsuit , filed in central Ohio's Marion County by... Read More

5 Sue Ohio Company Over Amish Fireplace Claims
Posted on 3 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CLEVELAND - (AP) Five people have sued an Ohio company over whether its fireplaces cut heating bills sharply and are made in the United States by Amish workers. The lawsuit was filed Monday in Cleveland federal court. It asks that it be made a class action... Read More

Singer's Widow Settles For $4M In Ohio Jail Death
Posted on 17 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CLEVELAND - (AP) The widow of R&B singer Sean Levert has won a $4 million settlement of a lawsuit over his 2008 death in an Ohio jail. The agreement with Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County and a jail medical services contractor was reached late... Read More

Government Sues 3 Biggest Credit Cards, Settles With 2
Posted on 5 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Justice Department on Monday sued the three largest U.S. credit card companies for anticompetitive practices and reached a proposed settlement with two of them, MasterCard and Visa. "We want to put more money in consumers'... Read More

Court Dismisses Ohio Uranium Plant Contamination Lawsuit
Posted on 28 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

COLUMBUS, Ohio - (AP) Residents living near a Cold War-era nuclear weapons facility in southern Ohio settled a two-decade-old federal lawsuit over alleged hazardous chemical contamination in their neighborhoods, a lawyer for the plant's operators... Read More

High Court Rules For Prison Victim Of Sexual Assault
Posted on 24 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court on Monday reinstated a $625,000 judgment against Ohio prison officials who did nothing to prevent a guard's sexual assault of an inmate and then punished the victim. The justices unanimously agreed that... Read More