Ohio Law & Litigation Blog

Observations & Commentary on Interesting Areas of the Law

The Never-Ending Case: Still Not Over, Grimes v. Oviatt is One for the Ages

I have previously written about the nightmare of trying to collect on a judgment. A new case that was just decided by Ohio's Eighth District Court of Appeals takes it to a whole new level. The ...

A $300,000 Appellate Lesson, and a Trial Lesson, from the Eighth District Court of Appeals

Numerous lessons can be gleaned from the rather curious case of MADFAN, Inc. v. Makris, 2017-Ohio-979, which was recently decided by Ohio's Eighth Appellate District Court of Appeals. The Eighth ...

Shue v. Ohio Dept. of Rehab. & Corr.: One Year Means One Year, and Other Valuable Lessons From the Tenth District Court of Appeals

The Tenth District Court of Appeals recently decided the case of Shue v. Ohio Dept. of Rehab. & Corr. This case clarifies a rule – one year means one year, when it comes to Ohio’s Saving ...

$500,000 Settlement in North Carolina Defamation Case Over Facebook Comment

The Citizen-Times reported today that an Asheville, North Carolina defamation lawsuit settled for $500,000.00. This is interesting because the alleged defamatory comment was only posted for one ...

Eyajan v. Eyajan: An Obvious Appellate Lesson

Ohio's Eleventh District Court of Appeals recently decided the case of Eyajan v. Eyajan. This was a case involving a domestic violence civil protection order, apparently between two people who ...

Thompson v. Knobeloch: An Appellate Lesson, Courtesy of the Tenth District Court of Appeals

The Tenth District Court of Appeals recently decided the case of Thompson v. Knobeloch, a lawyer's worst nightmare. Ohio appellate attorneys must take note. This was a medical malpractice ...

The Frustrations of Trying to Collect on a Judgment, as Illustrated by Broadmoor Ctr., L.L.C. v. Dallin

The difficulty of collecting a judgment is major reason that a lot of cases settle. Ohio's Tenth District Court of Appeals recently decided the case of Broadmoor Ctr., L.L.C. v. Dallin, ...

In Ohio, Uphill Landowners Have No Duty to Downhill Property Owners to Repair Landslide Damage or Prevent Future Landslides, Declares Ohio’s First District Court of Appeals in R&R Family Invests. v. Plastic Moldings Corp.

The First District Court of Appeals recently decided the interesting case of R&R Family Invests. v. Plastic Moldings Corp., which involved an issue of first impression. In this case, the ...

Kodu v. Medarametla: “Don’t Give $43,500.00 to a Woman You Just Met on the Internet!” and Other Valuable Lessons

The First District Court of Appeals just released its (well-written, as usual) opinion today in the case of Kodu v. Medarametla. To say the least, it was a crazy case. It all began when a ...

Supreme Court of Ohio: Ohio Does Not Recognize the Tort of “Negligent Misidentification”

I thought I knew of every possible common law tort, but apparently not. Today the Supreme Court of Ohio released an opinion holding that there is no recognized cause of action in Ohio for ...

Woman Sues Vibrator Company

The internet is abuzz today with headlines like “Too Sensitive? Sex toy maker sued over collection of intimate data” and “Smart Sex Toy Maker Sued for Sneakily Collecting ‘Intimate’ Data.” By ...

Answers to Common Questions About Jury Duty in Ohio

I recently prepared an Employee Handbook for a restaurant, which led me to research whether Ohio employers are required to pay their employees for time they spend serving on a jury. I came ...
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