OSBA JURY INSTRUCTIONS COMMITTEE by mjo10469

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									                              OSBA JURY INSTRUCTIONS COMMITTEE
                              Subcommittees and Subcommittee Assignments


I.      Tort Law

        A.       General Tort Law

                 1.      Subcommittee members:*

                         David Beal (P)
                         Kevin Connell (D)
                         Dennis Pilawa (D)
                         Ian Robinson, Chair (P & D)
                         William Strubbe (P)
                         Judge Patrick Foley

                 2.      Topics

                         a.       Residual matters

                                  David Beal (P)
                                  Kevin Connell (D)
                                  Ian Robinson (P & D) as neutral

                         b.       Attractive nuisance

                                  Dennis Pilawa (D)
                                  James Yavorcik (P)
                                  Ian Robinson (P & D) as neutral

                         c.       Aggravation

                                  David Beal (P)
                                  Dennis Pilawa (D)
                                  Ian Robinson (P & D) as neutral

                         d.       Adult child’s derivative claim

                                  Kevin Connell (D)
                                  James Yavorcik (P)
                                  Ian Robinson (P & D) as neutral




*Note: Subcommittees should include an equal number of members on each “side” of the issue, plus one judge or
other “neutral” member.

_______ (underline) means new appointment
                         e.       Liability of a tort defendant for subsequent malpractice by a
                                  medical provider

                                  David Beal (P)
                                  Kevin Connell (D)
                                  Ian Robinson (P & D) as neutral

        B.       Medical Malpractice

                 1.      Subcommittee members:*

                         Kandie Carson (D)
                         Shirley Coffey (P)
                         Gates Richards, Chair (P & D)
                         Harry Sigmier (D)
                         Peter Weinberger (P)
                         Judge Richard Rogers

                 2.      Topics – see Ohio Judicial Conference Jury Instructions, Chapter 331

                         a.       Review OJC OJI Sections 331.04 and 331.05

                                  Shirley Coffey (P)
                                  Harry Sigmier (D)
                                  Gates Richards as neutral

                         b.       Informed consent

                                  Kandie Carson (D)
                                  Peter Weinberger (P)
                                  Gates Richards as neutral (P & D)

                         c.       Apparent agency (Clark case)

                                  Harry Sigmier (D)
                                  Peter Weinberger (P)
                                  Gates Richards as neutral (P & D)

                         d.       Negligent granting of hospital privileges

                                  Shirley Coffey (P)
                                  Harry Sigmier (D)
                                  Gates Richards as neutral (P & D)

*Note: Subcommittees should include an equal number of members on each “side” of the issue, plus one judge or
other “neutral” member.

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                          e.      Destruction of evidence (spoilation)

                                  Kandie Carson (D)
                                  Peter Weinberger (P)
                                  Gates Richards as neutral (P & D)

                          f.      Damage/loss of chance
                                  Kandie Carson (D)
                                  Peter Weinberger (P)
                                  Gates Richards as neutral (P & D)

        C.       Other Tort Law Issues

                 1.       Professional malpractice

                          a.      Subcommittee members:*

                                  Elizabeth Burkett (P)
                                  Fredric Kramer (D)
                                  Jack Neuenschwander, Chair (P & D)
                                  Judge Patrick Foley

                          b.      Topic – current OJC OJI Section 331.10 covers all professions and
                                  is too general; consider drafting more specific instructions by
                                  profession.

II.     Labor and Employment Law

        A.       Subcommittee members:*

                 John Marshall (P)
                 Mark Landes (D)
                 Ian Robinson, Chair (P& D)
                 Judge Janet Burnside

        B.       Topics

                 1.       Punitive damages in harassment cases

                 2.       Review OJC OJI Chapter 264

                 3.       Review OJC OJI Chapter 266

*Note: Subcommittees should include an equal number of members on each “side” of the issue, plus one judge or
other “neutral” member.

_______ (underline) means new appointment

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III.    Business and Commercial Law

        A.       Consumer Sales Practices

                 1.      Subcommittee members:*

                         Laura McDowall(P)
                         Jennifer Goaziou (D)
                         Jeffrey Ferriell, Chair (P & D)
                         Judge Charles Kurfess
                         Tim O’Connell (Magistrate)

                 2.      Topics

                         a.       Consumer Sales Practices Act, O.R.C. 1345

                         b.       Lemon Law, O.R.C. 1345.71

        B.       Uniform Commercial Code

                 1.      Subcommittee members:*

                         Edward Icove (P)
                         John Deal (D)
                         Jeffrey Ferriel, Chair (P & D)
                         Judge Charles Kurfess
                         Tim O’Connell (Magistrate)

                 2.      Topics

                         a.       Commercial paper

                         b.       Electronic banking




*Note: Subcommittees should include an equal number of members on each “side” of the issue, plus one judge or
other “neutral” member.

_______ (underline) means new appointment

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IV.     Insurance Law

        A.       Subcommittee members:*

                 Bob Rutter (P)
                 Elizabeth Burkett (P)
                 Kevin Connell (D)
                 Fredric Kramer (D)
                 Harry Sigmier (D)
                 William Strubbe (P & D)
                 Jack Neuenschwander, Chair (P & D)
                 Judge Janet Burnside

        B.       Topics

                 1.       Declaratory judgment – the function of the judge and jury on a declaratory
                          relief proceeding

                          Bob Rutter (P)
                          Harry Sigmier (D)
                          Jack Neuenschwander (P & D)
                          William Strubbe, Chair (P & D)
                          Judge Janet Burnside

                 2.       Insurers exercise of good faith, OJC OJI Chapter 264

                          Kevin Connell (D)
                          Robert Rutter (P)
                          Jack Neuenschwander (P & D)
                          William Strubbe, Chair (P & D)
                          Judge Janet Burnside

                 3.       Uninsured/underinsured motorist issues

                          Fredric Kramer (D)
                          Robert Rutter (P)
                          Jack Neuenschwander (P & D)
                          William Strubbe, Chair (P & D)
                          Judge Janet Burnside




*Note: Subcommittees should include an equal number of members on each “side” of the issue, plus one judge or
other “neutral” member.

_______ (underline) means new appointment

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V.      Corporation Law

        A.       Subcommittee members:*

                 Jack Neuenschwander, Chair (P & D)
                 Gates Richards (P & D)
                 Ian Robinson (P & D)
                 Judge Richard Rogers

        B.       Topics

                 1.       Crosby case – closely held corporation’s fiduciary duty in the corporate
                          context

VI.     Criminal Law

        A.       Subcommittee members:*

                 Joyce Anderson (P)
                 John Murphy (P)
                 Ted Barrows (P)
                 Greg Meyers (D)
                 William Summers (D)
                 Edwin Vargas (D)
                 Judge Lisa Sadler, Chair
                 Kent Graham, Magistrate

        B.       Topics

                 1.       Traffic law

                          John Murphy (P)
                          Ted Barrows (P)
                          William Summers (D)
                          Greg Meyers (D)
                          Judge Lisa Sadler
                          Kent Graham, Magistrate

                          a.      OMVI

                          b.      Physical control

                          c.      Vehicular homicide

*Note: Subcommittees should include an equal number of members on each “side” of the issue, plus one judge or
other “neutral” member.

_______ (underline) means new appointment

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                 2.      Drug cases – OJC OJI Chapter 525

                         Joyce Anderson (P)
                         John Murphy (P)
                         Edwin Vargas (D)
                         Greg Meyers (D)
                         Judge Lisa Sadler
                         Kent Graham, Magistrate

                         a.       O.R.C. 2925.03 – trafficking; preparation for shipment

VII.    Standard Procedural Instructions

        A.       Subcommittee members:*

                 Judge Patrick J. Foley, Co-chair
                 Judge Charles F. Kurfess
                 Judge Joseph Clark, Co-chair
                 Judge Janet Burnside
                 Judge Richard Rogers
                 Judge Lisa Sadler
                 John Marshall (P)
                 Gregory Meyers (D)

        B.       General topics

                 1.      Criminal trial

                 2.      Civil trial

                 3.      Deliberations

VIII.   Other Topics

        A.       Civil trial practice updates, based on new legislation




*Note: Subcommittees should include an equal number of members on each “side” of the issue, plus one judge or
other “neutral” member.

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IX.     Editorial Board


        Judge Richard Markus, Chair                                 Gates Richards (P & D)
        Shirley Coffey (P)                                          Ian Robinson (P & D)
        Judge Pat Foley                                             Harry Sigmier (D)
        Fred Kramer (D)                                             William Strubbe (P & D)
        Jack Neuenschwander (P & D)                                 James Yavorcik (P)


NOTE: The following are the general (committee) assignments/areas of interest

Civil                                  Criminal                                 General

Gates Richards, Chair                Edwin Vargas, Chair                        Judge Patrick Foley, Chair
David A. Beal                        Joyce Anderson (D)                         Judge Janet Burnside
Elizabeth Burkett                    Ted Barrows*                               Judge Joe Clark
Clair Carlin                         Greg Meyers (D)                            Kent Graham, Magistrate
Kandie Carson                        John Murphy (P)                            Judge Charles Kurfess
Shirley Coffey                       William Summers                            Judge Richard Markus
Kevin Connell                                                                   Tim O’Connell, Magistrate
John Deal                                                                       Judge Richard Rogers
John De Fazio                                                                   Judge Lisa Sadler
Robert Dixon
Jeffrey Ferriell
Jennifer Goaziou
Edward Icove
Fredric Kramer
John Liber
John Marshall
Laura LcDowall
Jack Neuenschwander
Dennis Pilawa
Ian Robinson
Robert Rutter
Harry Sigmier
William Strubbe
Peter Weinberger
James Yavorick




*Note: Subcommittees should include an equal number of members on each “side” of the issue, plus one judge or
other “neutral” member.

_______ (underline) means new appointment

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