Monthly News For September, 2020

New Ohio COVID Immunity Law

Posted on in Business, News, Nonprofit

Ohio’s new COVID immunity bill (H.B. 606) became law on Monday, September 14, 2020, and provides broad legal immunity to individuals, schools and businesses from claims in connection with COVID-19. Businesses cannot be liable to employees, patrons or others for claims related to the transmission, exposure and/or contraction of COVID-19.  The new law applies to Ohio entities […]

The Case for the Augmented Estate

Posted on in Estate, Trust & Probate, Publications

In this article from the Probate Law Journal of Ohio, Karen Davey discusses the proposed legislation that expands the surviving spouse’s rights beyond the decedent’s probate estate, establishing the “augmented estate.” The article examines why Ohio needs this law and the status of the proposed law. Two controlling cases in Ohio Smyth v. Cleveland Trust […]

Weston Hurd Partners address challenging legal issues facing construction litigators in articles published in the OACTA Quarterly Review

Weston Hurd Partners address challenging legal issues facing construction litigators in articles published in the OACTA Quarterly Review

Some of the more challenging legal issues facing construction litigators are covered in detailed articles written by Weston Hurd Partners John Farnan and Frederick Bills in the OACTA Quarterly Review (Summer 2020). John Farnan’s article, “Analyzing CGL Coverage for Construction Related Claims,” provides an overview of how insurers typically examine construction defect claims and lawsuits, […]