Ohio

Ohio ranked #26 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, improving one spot from 2015. The state rose 10 places in the key element category of judges' competence.

Ohio at a Glance


All Results for Ohio

  1. "Why Ohio Nixed The New Liability Insurance Law Restatement"

    August 13, 2018 | News

    The Co-Chair of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC's Insurance Practice said in a Law360 op-ed that Ohio legislators took "decisive action" to reject the American Law Institute's (ALI) Restatement of Law, Liability Insurance because the "red flags" about "ALI's over-reaching" were "ignored again."... Read More

  2. The Great Myths of State False Claims Acts

    February 28, 2018 | Research

    The 2018 update to "Great Myths of State False Claims Acts" shows that the whistleblowers' bar is continuing to capitalize on state qui tam False Claims Acts (FCAs), harvesting windfall awards from states and the federal government. The paper also points out that the dubious benefits of implementing a state FCA turn into a clear financial net negative when states allow their FCAs to fall out of compliance with federal standards.... Read More

  3. In the News Today - November 14, 2017

    November 14, 2017 | News

    Proposed Ohio Bill Would Shield ‘Proactive' Defendants From Data Breach Litigation... Read More

  4. Ohio Sues Five Drugmakers for Allegedly Misrepresenting Drug Risks

    June 01, 2017 | News and Blog

    Yesterday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed suit against five drug companies, alleging they "fueled the opioid addiction crisis by misrepresenting the addictive risks of their painkillers," writes the Wall Street Journal.... Read More

  5. New Research from ILR Finds Asbestos Law in Ohio "Has Not Delayed" Justice

    May 19, 2017 | News and Blog

    Ohio state legislative news service, Gongwer, wrote that a new study released by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), "found that law (H.B. 380, 129th General Assembly) has been effective at discouraging fraud and abuse without compromising the interests of plaintiffs."... Read More

  6. U.S. Chamber Report: Ohio Law to Curb "Double Dip" Asbestos Claims Ensures Fairness Without Burdening Plaintiffs

    May 04, 2017 | Press Release

    A new report released today by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) highlights how Ohio's asbestos trust transparency law has been effective at discouraging fraud and abuse without compromising the interests of plaintiffs. Ohio enacted its law in 2013 to prevent plaintiffs' lawyers from gaming the asbestos litigation system by making inconsistent claims in asbestos lawsuits and before asbestos bankruptcy trusts.... Read More

  7. Asbestos Trust Transparency Reform - It's Working in Ohio; It Will Work in Pennsylvania

    May 04, 2017 | News and Blog

    Four years ago, Ohio became the first state in the nation to reform its asbestos trust laws to prevent plaintiffs' lawyers' gaming the system by bringing transparency and fairness to the process of filing claims against the trusts.... Read More

  8. Watching it Work: The Impact of Ohio's Asbestos Trust Transparency Law on Tort Litigation in the State

    May 04, 2017 | Research

    This report analyzes the impact that Ohio's 2013 asbestos trust transparency law has had on asbestos tort litigation in the state and concludes that trust transparency reforms appear to have accomplished the goal of ensuring transparency and fairness without causing delays in case resolution.... Read More

  9. In the News Today - August 10, 2016

    August 10, 2016 | News and Blog

    An unnamed journalist who uses an exception in a privacy law to identify potential customers for Bevan & Associates, an Ohio personal injury law firm, is now under investigation by state officials. ... Read More

  10. Federal Judge Says 'Master of Disaster' Plaintiffs Lawyer 'Tricked' Him

    February 19, 2016 | News and Blog

    "I feel tricked, complicit, albeit unwittingly so, in chicanery, duplicity, and mendacity," wrote U.S. District Judge James G. Carr in an order requiring plaintiffs' attorney Stanley Chesley to appear next month and explain "why he shouldn't find they committed fraud on the court."... Read More