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Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers

 

Elk & Elk

 

Garson Johnson, LLC

 

Geiser, Bowman & McLafferty, LLC

 

The Gervelis Law Firm

 

Grieco Law

 

Kisling Nestico & Redick

 

Kitrick, Lewis & Harris Co.,. LPA

 

Leeseberg & Valentine

 

Leizerman & Associates, LLC

 

Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC

 

Meyer Wilson Co., LPA

 

Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy Co., LPA

 

O'Connor Acciani & Levy, LPA

 

Rittgers & Rittgers

 

Robert J. Wagoner, Co., LLC

 

Rourke & Blumenthal

 

Spangenberg, Shibley & Liber, LLP

 

Slater & Zurz, LLP

 

Tittle & Perlmuter

 

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Young and McCarthy LLP

 


 

                       

 
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OAJ SIDEBAR

OCTOBER 10, 2019

Proportionality-in-discovery civil rule amendment
OAJ registered its opposition and urges all OAJ members to send comments on the proposed amendment to the civil rules that would adopt proportionality-in-discovery similar to federal rules.  OAJ opposes proportionality and urges the Court not to advance the proposal.  The deadline to submit comments is November 6.  Send comments to Jess Mosser at the Supreme Court of Ohio at: Jesse.Mosser@sc.ohio.gov

Click here to link to the Amendments to the Ohio Rules of Practice and Procedure

Click here to download OAJ’s comment letter

Contract SOL
Consumers scored a partial victory as a House committee amended legislation to establish the statute of limitations for written contracts at six years and for implied contracts at four years.   Current law is eight years and six years, respectively.  Six and four years are a clear improvement over the original legislation that proposed three years for both.  OAJ opposes the reduction.  The bill is pending in the House Civil Justice Committee but is likely to soon be reported.

Long-arm statute
OAJ member Edmond Mack testified before a House committee in support of OAJ-supported legislation that would amend Ohio’s long-arm personal jurisdiction statute to ensure outsiders who harm Ohio families or businesses can be held accountable in Ohio courts.  The bill is pending in the House Civil Justice Committee.

Click here to link to HB 272

Click here to link to Edmond Mack’s testimony

WC coverage for first responders with PTSD
A House committee held the first hearing on legislation to make police, firefighters and EMTs eligible for workers’ comp coverage when diagnosed with PTSD.  OAJ supports extending coverage to first responders, but has concerns with the legislation as it limits treatment to one year and it offsets WC benefits against disability payments.  The bill remains pending in the House Insurance Committee.

Click here to link to HB 308

WC firefighter cancer presumption
The cost of workers’ comp coverage for cancer treatment for firefighters would be assessed against a surplus fund at the Bureau of Workers’ Comp, rather than being charged against a municipalities’ premium experience rating.  The bill is intended to persuade cities to stop contesting firefighters’ cancer claims.  OAJ supports the bill, which is pending in the House Insurance Committee.

Click here to link to HB 330

Employment discrimination
Legislation amending Ohio’s anti-discrimination in employment law has been re-introduced in the Ohio House.  The new bill is the same legislation that was agreed-upon in 2017 between the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, the Ohio Employment Lawyers Association and  OAJ.  OAJ is evaluating its position on the bill, which awaits assignment to a House committee.

Click here to link to HB 352

Winter Convention registration price goes up next week
Time is running out to save $50 on registration for the 2019 Winter Convention. The price goes up next week! Click here to register.

5 tickets remaining for Membership Night with the Blue Jackets
5 tickets remain for our Membership Night on October 24th with the Columbus Blue Jackets! There will be a happy hour sponsored by Robson Forensic at Bar Louie from 5:00pm-6:00pm. The game starts at 7:00pm and there will be complimentary food and drinks in the Scott's Turf Terrace. Please RSVP to Katie Johnstone.

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