Category Archives: Contracts

Supreme Court of Ohio Sua Sponte Dismisses Certified Question from Federal Court in Breach of Contract Case.

On June 16, 2016, in Am. Mun. Power, Inc. v. Bechtel Power Corp. Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-3431, the Supreme Court of Ohio declined, sua sponte, by a vote of 5-2, to answer a certified question from federal court after … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Court Upholds Liquidated Damages Provision in Public Works Construction Contract. Boone Coleman Constr., Inc. v. Piketon.

On February 24, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Boone Coleman Constr., Inc. v. Piketon, 2016-Ohio-628. In a fractured 6-1 opinion authored by Chief Justice O’Connor, the court upheld a contractual liquidated-damages provision … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: The Effect of Reckless Conduct on a Contractual Limitation of Liability Clause. American Municipal Power, Inc. v. Bechtel Power Corporation.

Update: On June 16, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio declined to answer the certified question and dismissed the case. 2016-Ohio-3431.

On October 27, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of American Municipal … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: The Effect of Reckless Conduct on a Contractual Limitation of Liability Clause. American Municipal Power, Inc. v. Bechtel Power Corporation.

Update: On June 16, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio declined to answer the certified question and dismissed the case.

Read the analysis of the oral argument here.

On October 27, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear … Continue reading

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Merit Decision. No Public Hearing for Terminated Nontenured, Nonteaching Public Employee. Stewart v. Lockland School Dist. Bd. of Edn.

On September 24, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Stewart v. Lockland School Dist. Bd. of Edn.,  2015-Ohio-3839.  In a 6-1 opinion written by Justice Pfeifer, the court … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: The Relationship Between Charter Schools and Their Operators. Hope Academy Broadway Campus v. White Hat Mgt., L.L.C.

On September 15, 205, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Hope Academy Broadway Campus v. White Hat Mgt., L.L.C., 2015-Ohio-3716. In a very fractured opinion authored by Justice Lanzinger, the court held that White … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Liquidated Damages or Penalty in Public Construction Contract? Boone Coleman Construction Co., Inc. v. Village of Piketon, Ohio.

Update: On February 24, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

“Is this a big problem in the construction area? I don’t see a whole host of … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Liquidated Damages or Penalty in Public Construction Contract? Boone Coleman Construction Co., Inc. v. Village of Piketon, Ohio.

Update: On February 24, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

Read the analysis of the oral argument here.

On June 9, 2015, the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Suit against Landlord Sounds in Tort, Not Contract. Punitive Damages Cap Applies. Sivit v. Village Green of Beachwood, L.P.

Read what happened on remand in this case here and here.

On April 2, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Sivit v. Village Green of Beachwood, L.P., 2015-Ohio-1193. In a unanimous opinion … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Auto Repair Estimates: Using the Consumer Sales Practices Act Improperly to Regulate Insurers or Properly to Protect Consumers? Jerry Dillon, et al. v. Farmers Insurance of Columbus, Inc.

Update: On December 29, 2015 the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

On February 24, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of … Continue reading

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