Tag Archives: Tort Reform

Merit Decision: Court Again Upholds Constitutionality of Cap on Noneconomic Tort Damages. Simpkins v. Grace Brethren Church.

“It’s déjà vu all over again.” Yogi Berra.

On December 14, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Simpkins v. Grace Brethren Church 2016-Ohio-8118.  At issue in the case was an as-applied constitutional challenge … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: The Constitutionality of the Mandatory Bifurcation Provision of R.C. 2315.21(B). Havel v. Villa St. Joseph.

On February 15, 2012, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued a decision in Havel v. Villa St. Joseph,  2012-Ohio-552.  In a 5-2 decision (Chief Justice O’Connor concurred in judgment only) written by Justice O’Donnell, the Court upheld the constitutionality … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds? The Constitutionality of the Mandatory Bifurcation Provision of R.C. 2315.21(B). Havel v. Villa St. Joseph.

Update: On February 18, 2012 the Supreme Court of Ohio issued a merit decision in this case.  Read that post here.

On September 21 the Ohio Supreme Court heard argument in the case of Havel v. Villa St. Joseph, case … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Tort Reform Redux? The Constitutionality of the Mandatory Bifurcation Provision of R.C. 2315.21(B). Havel v. Villa St. Joseph.

Update: On February 18, 2012 the Supreme Court of Ohio issued a merit decision in this case.  Read that post here.

On Sept. 21 the Ohio Supreme Court will hear the case of Havel v. Villa St. Joseph, … Continue reading

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