Category Archives: Torts

What Happened on Remand: Three Years Later, and Still Sparing On Whether A Worker Can Sue a Co-Worker for a Workplace Intentional Tort. Yeaples v. Precision Directional Boring, LLC.

Case Background

A long, long time ago (January 19, 2010, to be exact) Donald Yeaples was injured while working as a laborer for Precision Directional Boring, a Medina County Company. He was on a job to identify residential connections with … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Court Tackles Substantial Factor Causation in Asbestos Exposure Case. Mark Schwartz, Individually and as the Executor of the Estate of Kathleen Schwartz, et al. v. Honeywell International, Inc. et al.

“Given the current status of the science in this area is it ever possible to say what is or isn’t a significant factor… Is it just that the science is different from what the statute is requiring?”

Justice French

On … Continue reading

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What Happened on Remand: End of the Road for the Cromer Family in Akron Medical Malpractice Case. Cromer v. Children’s Hosp. Med. Ctr. of Akron.

Case Background

Seth Cromer died at the age of five while a patient at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron. Seth’s parents brought him to the emergency room of the hospital on the evening of January 13, 2007 with … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Court Tackles Substantial Factor Causation in Asbestos Exposure Case. Mark Schwartz, Individually and as the Executor of the Estate of Kathleen Schwartz, et al. v. Honeywell International, Inc. et al.

Read the analysis of the oral argument here.

On October 17, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case Mark Schwartz, Individually and as the Executor of the Estate of Kathleen Schwartz, et al. … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: When Should the Statute of Limitations on Insurance Agent Negligence Claims Begin to Run? LGR Realty, Inc. v. Frank and London Insurance Agency.

“My problem is, I’m still trying to figure out what damage did LGR have before their insurance company refused to defend them?”

Justice O’Neill

On September 12, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Apology Statute Meant to Keep Out Admissions of Fault…Assuming There is an Apology. Stewart v. Vivian

On  September 12, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Stewart v. Vivian, Slip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-7526. The court was asked to answer the following certified question:

“[Are] a health care provider’s statements of … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Auto Accident Victim Cannot Recover from Strip Club for Injuries Caused by Intoxicated Dancer. Johnson v. Montgomery.

“Nothing in our precedents dictates that the word “person” be limited to patrons.”

Justice DeWine, majority opinion

“I am unable to join a majority decision that absolves from liability a liquor-permit holder who encourages the dancers in its club to … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: When Should the Statute of Limitations on Insurance Agent Negligence Claims Begin to Run? LGR Realty, Inc. v. Frank and London Insurance Agency.

Read the analysis of the oral argument here.

On September 12, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of  LGR Realty, Inc., v. Frank and London Insurance Agency,  2016-1307. At issue in … Continue reading

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Court Remands Medical Malpractice Case Again. Cromer v. Children’s Hosp. Med. Ctr. of Akron.

Update: Read what happened on the final remand of the case here.

Warning! This is a wonky post.

Case Background

This is a medical malpractice case that resulted in the death of five year old Seth Cromer.

In … Continue reading

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Court Dismisses Rush v. Univ. of Cincinnati Physicians, Inc. As Improvidently Accepted.

On May 22, 2017, by a vote of 5-2, the Supreme Court of Ohio dismissed Rush v. Univ. of Cincinnati Physicians, Inc.,2017-Ohio-2896 as improvidently accepted. The issue in the case was whether an employee needs to be joined in … Continue reading

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