Faruki Blog

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

A Different Kind of COVID Protection: The Ohio Legislature Steps in to Protect Businesses from Lawsuits Relating to COVID-19 Infections

On May 28, 2020, the Ohio House of Representative passed House Bill 606 (H.B. 606), aimed at protecting businesses and health care providers from.. Read More

Sixth Circuit Decision Illustrates How Debtors are Often Unable to Discharge Judgment Debts for Business Tort Claims in Bankruptcy

Due to the economic repercussions of COVID-19, businesses are increasingly viewing bankruptcy as an option in light of their vanishing profits and.. Read More

A Plaintiff's Voluntary Dismissal Could Revive a Defendant's Previously Waived Defenses

It is well-established that the failure to assert many defenses, such as lack of personal jurisdiction, in an answer or motion to dismiss risks.. Read More

No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem? Legal Professionalism in the Time of Zoom

In this new age of social distancing, a serious question in the legal profession arises:  is the time honored formality of the courtroom in.. Read More

When the "False Light" Goes Out

Plaintiffs sometimes try to avoid statutes of limitations and other barriers to defamation claims by re-structuring their claims under the pretense.. Read More

The Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act and COVID-19: Working With Your Customers and Remaining Compliant

As businesses work to operate in these trying times, a number of decisions have to be made that are outside those many businesses typically have.. Read More

Restaurants Seek Coverage under Civil Authority Insurance Policies for COVID-19 Related Losses; Ohio Explores Potential Legislative Solution (Authored by Faruki Law Clerk Clayton J. Prickett)

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on numerous industries, but one industry has suffered quite significantly.  With shelter-in-place orders in.. Read More
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