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Pointing the Finger: Issues in Apportioning Liability to Non-Parties

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Martha Allee’s article titled “Pointing the Finger: Issues in Apportioning Liability to Non-Parties” appears in the OACTA Quarterly Review (Spring 2016). “Revised Code Section 2307.23 provides the procedural mechanism of apportioning liability for purposes of determining joint and several liability and contributory fault of a plaintiff. Apportionment can serve as a valuable tool for defendants, […]

Insurer Prevails in Church Lawsuit – Ohio Supreme Court Enforces Abuse and Molestation Exclusion in Commercial Policy

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Insurer Prevails in Church Lawsuit – Ohio Supreme Court Enforces Abuse and Molestation Exclusion in Commercial Policy

In World Harvest Church v. Grange Mutual Casualty Company, slip opinion 2016-Ohio-2913, decided on May 12, 2016, the Ohio Supreme Court enforced an abuse exclusion in a commercial insurance policy, finding no coverage for damages awarded against an employer found liable for its employee’s physical abuse of a child in the care, custody or control […]

2016 Desktop Legal Primer for Ohio Claims

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2016 Desktop Legal Primer for Ohio Claims

Weston Hurd ‘s 2016 Desktop Legal Primer for Ohio Claims is now available. This annual go-to-guide is a handy and useful reference for insurance claims professionals. Researched and written by Weston Hurd attorneys, the Primer includes information such as: Claim limitation periods Employer intentional tort Damages Negligence Joint and several tort liability Contribution and indemnity Automobile […]

Weston Hurd Attorneys Selected as 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Weston Hurd Attorneys Selected as 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Weston Hurd LLP  is pleased to announce the following attorneys have been nominated by their peers and selected as 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars: 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers Kevin R. Bush – Personal Injury General: Defense Carolyn M. Cappel – Personal Injury General: Defense W. Charles Curley – Civil Litigation: Defense John G. Farnan – Insurance Coverage Gary […]

Desktop Legal Primer for Ohio Claims

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This guide provides information on: claims limitation periods; employer intentional tort; damages; negligence; joint and several tort liability; contribution and indemnity; automobile insurance; declaratory judgment actions; insurance coverage; subrogation and liens; and the Ohio Fair Claims Practices Act. 2015 – Desktop Legal Primer for Ohio Claims

Ohio Supreme Court Rules that an UM Claim is Not Barred Even Though Plaintiff Was Not Legally Entitled to Recover Damages from Tortfeasor

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In Marusa, et al. v. Erie Ins. Co., slip opinion 2013­Ohio­1957, decided on May 21, 2013, the Ohio Supreme Court clarified and distinguished its prior holding in Snyder v. Am. Fam. Ins. Co., 114 Ohio St.3d 239, 2007­Ohio­4004. . .2013 – Ohio Supreme Court Rules that an UM Claim is Not Barred Even Though Plaintiff […]

Ohio Supreme Court Rules that Claims for Defective Construction Work or Workmanship are not Claims for Property Damage Caused by an Occurence Under a CGL Policy

In Westfield Insurance Company v. Custom Agri Systems, Inc., 2012 ­Ohio ­4712, decided October 16, 2012, the Ohio Supreme Court finally, after years of litigation in the Ohio lower courts, definitively answered this question certified to it by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit: (1) Are claims of defective construction/workmanship brought […]

Ohio Supreme Court Clarifies Appellate Court Standard of Review for a Declaratory Judgment Matter

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In a 7-0 decision, the Ohio Supreme Court, in Arnott v. Arnott, Slip Opinion No. 2012-Ohio- 3208, held that an appellate court should apply an abuse of discretion standard when reviewing a trial court’s holding to the question of standing, e.g., the appropriateness of the case for declaratory judgment and should apply a de novo […]