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Changes to Specific Jurisdiction: Court Makes a Minor Tweak, But Signals that Broader Change is a Matter of Time

Supreme Court opinions on civil procedure really only garner attention and excitement from a select group of lawyers and academics, but the opinion.. Read More

Be Alert to These Changes Coming to Ohio Law: A New Statute of Repose for Legal Malpractice Claims and Shorter Limitations Periods for Certain Contract Claims

On March 16, 2021, Governor DeWine signed into Ohio law Senate Bill 13, the full title of which is "To amend sections 2305.03, 2305.06, 2305.07, and.. Read More

Conflicting Ohio Decisions in COVID-19 Business Insurance

During the early stages of the pandemic, shelter-in-place orders wreaked havoc on the food and beverage industry because people could no longer "dine.. Read More

District Court in Sixth Circuit Recognizes Novel Co-Conspirator Exception to the Direct Purchaser Rule for RICO Suits

In the final days of 2020, a district court within the Sixth Circuit became the first in the circuit to rely upon the disputed "co-conspirator.. Read More

Ohio's Savings Statute (Again) Does not Save All.  Ohio's Medical Claims Statute of Repose is True Statute of Repose and the Savings Statute Does not Apply or Alter It

As I explained in my blog "Be Careful About the Ohio Saving Statute -- It Does Not Save All", in 2019, in Portee v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 155.. Read More

A Meeting of the Minds (or lack thereof) in Modern Contract Formation in the First Appellate District of Ohio (Authored by Clayton J. Prickett | Bar Results Pending | Faruki PLL)

Contract negotiations for a downtown Cincinnati building – abutting the southbound I-71 entrance ramp – became the perfect vehicle for the First.. Read More

Case Dismissed:  Plaintiffs Voluntarily Dismiss Lawsuit Against Reese Witherspoon and Draper James

As I reported in my blog "Oh [Bend and] Snap! Reese Witherspoon and her Company Draper James Are Sued for an Alleged Illegal Lottery/Sweepstakes and.. Read More

The Precedential Value of Ohio Court Opinions Under the Ohio Supreme Court's Reporting Rules

The Georgia Court of Appeals recently decided to put an end to one of its old and unusual rules regarding the precedential value of certain of its.. Read More

COVID Shields: Governor Signs a New Law to Protect Health Care Providers and Businesses from Lawsuits Relating to COVID-19 Infections

On September 14, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 606 (H.B. 606), aimed at protecting health care providers, businesses and other.. Read More

Federal Court Enforces Florida Anti-SLAPP Statute Against Defamation Claims Filed "Without Merit"

Dozens of states have passed Anti-SLAPP (Anti-"Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation") laws to discourage meritless defamation claims (or.. Read More
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