Category Archives: Insurance Law

Merit Decision: Insurer Has Duty to Defend Emotional Distress Claim Resulting From Case of Housing Discrimination. Granger v. Auto Owners Ins.

On August 18, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Granger v. Auto-Owners Ins., 2015-Ohio-3279. In a 5-2 opinion written by Justice Pfeifer, the court held that under the umbrella insurance policy at issue … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: For Those Who Still Believe There is Such a Thing as an Employer Intentional Tort, Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace. Hoyle v. DTJ Ents., Inc.

On March 12, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Hoyle v. DTJ Ents., Inc., 2015-Ohio-843. In a 5-2 decision written by Justice French, in which Justices Lanzinger and Kennedy concurred in the syllabus … 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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Merit Decision: Home Is More Than Just Where the Heart Is (The Rest of the Person Must Be There, Too) Schill v. Cincinnati Ins. Co.

On October 14, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Schill v. Cincinnati Ins. Co.,  2014-Ohio-4527. At issue in the case was the availability of umbrella coverage from an insurance policy in a wrongful death case. … Continue reading

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What’s on their Minds: Insurer’s Duty to Defend in a Case of Housing Discrimination. Steve Granger, et al. v. Auto Owners Insurance, et al.

Update: on August 18, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

On June 25, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Insurer’s Duty to Defend in a Case of Housing Discrimination. Steve Granger, et al. v. Auto Owners Insurance, et al.

Update: on August 18, 2015, 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 25, 2014, the Supreme Court of … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Insurance Coverage for Employer Intentional Torts. O What a Tangled Web They’ve Woven! Duane Allen Hoyle v. DTJ Enterprises, Inc., et al.

Update: On March 12, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

On June 10, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Insurance Coverage for Employer Intentional Torts. Back into this Netherworld. Duane Allen Hoyle v. DTJ Enterprises, Inc., et al.

Update: On March 12, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case. Read the analysis here.

Read the analysis of the argument here.

On June 10, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Court Nixes Personal Jurisdiction by Imputation to Insured of Conduct of Insurance Company. Fraley v. Estate of Oeding

On February 12, 2014, the Supreme Court handed down a merit decision in Fraley v. Estate of Oeding, 2014-Ohio-452.  In a 5-2 decision written by Justice French, the Court held that Ohio courts cannot exercise … Continue reading

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What’s on their Minds: How to Determine Domicile. Peggy Spaeth, et. al. v. State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company

Update: On October 14, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

On November 6, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of … Continue reading

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