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Leizerman & Associates, LLC

 

Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC

 

Meyer Wilson Co., LPA

 

Murray & Murray Co., LPA

 

Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy Co., LPA

 

O'Connor Acciani & Levy, LPA

 

Rittgers & Rittgers

 

Robert J. Wagoner, Co., LLC

 

Rourke & Blumenthal

 

Slater & Zurz, LLP

 

Tittle & Perlmuter

 

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JUNE 6, 2019

Workers’ comp legislation passes House         
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) budget bill, to which the House added several positive amendments, passed the House and now proceeds to the Senate.  OAJ supports the positive amendments, but opposes an amendment added on the House floor requiring the BWC to collect data about whether a claimant has the legal right to work in the US.     

Click here to link to HB 80 – BWC budget bill

Click here to download OAJ testimony before the House Finance Committee

Contracts - SOL reduced to 3 years
Legislation reducing the statute of limitations for contracts to three years has been introduced.  The existing SOL for written contracts is eight years and for oral/implied contracts is six years.  The bill has been sent to the House Civil Justice Committee. 

OAJ has problems with the legislation and would like to hear from members. 

Click here to link to HB 251

Long arm statute introduced
A bill expanding a court's jurisdiction to include any basis consistent with the Ohio Constitution and the US Constitution has been introduced and awaits referral to a House committee.  OAJ supports extending Ohio’s long arm statute.

Click here to link to HB 272

Oxycontin no longer paid by BWC
Starting June 1, the BWC will no longer pay for Oxycontin or generic oxycodone tablets for injured workers. Those currently on those medications will have until December 31 to discontinue their use or switch to a different product on the agency’s formulary.

Click here to link to the announcement on BWC website:  BWC drops coverage for Oxycontin Saturday

BWC Fallen Workers Memorial Program
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced its annual program honoring Ohio’s fallen workers will be Thursday, August 29, beginning at 10 am in the auditorium of the William Green Building in downtown Columbus. 

Judicial campaigns begin earlier
The Ohio Supreme Court adopted an amendment to the Code of Judicial Conduct to increase the time a judicial candidate’s campaign can start soliciting and receiving contributions.  Currently, a judicial candidate may receive contributions no earlier than 120 days before the primary election. The change increases that time to 180 days prior to the primary.  With the 2020 primary election being held on March 10, judicial candidates can begin fundraising on September 11, 2019.

Click here to link to CNO story: Court Approves Change to Judicial Fundraising

A special edition of the Quarterly is out! 
This issue features a recap of the 2019 Annual Convention. Click here to view.

Webinar Happening Today: Demand Letters 101
Today's webinar will cover when you should send a demand letter, what you should include, and how to determine how much to demand. The webinar is $99 for OAJ members. Click here for more information and to register.

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