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					                                                                         Issue                                                              Link to Brief OACTA Firm                                              OACTA Writer                  Outcome
                          Case                                                                                                              (after 12/1/06)
Year                                                     Citation
                                                                         Is amendment to R.C.2125.02 (wrongful death damages) to                              Porter Wright                                       Terry Miller                  Unsuccessful   Statute
                                                                         be applied to all cases tried after effective date?                                                                                                                                   applied
1984               French v Dwiggins                  9 Oh St 3d 32                                                                                                                                                                                            Retroactiv
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ely
                                                                         Duty to Defend issues                                                                Gallagher Sharp Fulton & Norman and                 John B. Robertson, Jeffrey    Unsuccessful
1984      Willoughby Hills v. Cincinnati Ins. Co    9 Ohio St. 3d 177
                                                                                                                                                              Lane Alton & Horst                                  Hutson and Jeffrey Boyd
                                                                       Whether landlord has a duty, at common law or by virtue of                             Arter & Hadden                                      Eric Zagrans                  Successful
1986               LaCourse v. Fleitz               28 Ohio St. 3d 209 R.C. 5321.04(A)(3), to keep common areas of the leased
                                                                       premises free of accumulated ice and snow.
                                                                                                                                                              Arter & Hadden                                      Margaret Joyce, Irene Keyse-
1991        Elek v. Huntington National Bank        60 Ohio St. 3d 135
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Walker, John Lewis
                                                                         Standards for bad faith claims                                                       Freund Freeze & Arnold                              Jane Lynch & Francis
1992        Motorists Mutual Ins. Co. v Said          1992-Ohio-94
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  McDaniel
                                                                         Constitutionality of R.C. 2317.45, (Collateral Source                                Weston Hurd Fallon Paisley & Howley                 Ronald Rispo & William       Unsuccessful
1992               Sorrell v. Thevenir                1994 Ohio 38
                                                                         limitations) of 1987 Ohio Tort Reform                                                                                                    Baughman
                                                                         Does a homeowner owe duty to remove natural                                          Isaac, Brant, Ledman & Teetor, LLP                  Charles Brant, Steven        Successful
1993                Brinkman v Ross                   1993-Ohio-72       accumulation of ice and snow on sidewalks or to warn of                                                                                  LaForge & Barbara Letcher
                                                                         their presence
                                                                         Does a single limit or a per occurrence limit apply in                               Dinsmore & Shohl                                    Stephen K. Shaw               Unsuccessful
1993      Garlikov v. Continental Casualty Co.       1993-Ohio-106
                                                                         uninsured/underinsured claims for wrongful death
                                                                         Statute of limitations for sex discrimination                                        Porter Wright                                       Stuart M. Gordon, Kevin E.
1994     Cosgrove v Williamsburg of Cincinnati         1994-Ohio-295                                                                                                                                              Griffith and Christopher C.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Russell
                                                                         Physician-patient privilege during discovery in civil suit                           Frost & Jacobs                                      Grant Cowan & Gregory
1994                 Horton v. Addy                    1994-Ohio-353
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Keyser
                                                                         When cause of action for exposure to toxic substance                                 Arter & Hadden                                      Irene C. Keyse-Walker
1994            Liddell v. SCA Services              1994-Ohio-328
                                                                         accrues
                                                                         Interpretation of Evid R. 407 - Subsequent Remedial                                  Arter & Hadden                                      Irene C. Keyse-Walker, Mark
1994         McFarland v. Bruno Machinery             1994-Ohio-62       Measures in product liability cases                                                                                                      F. McCarthy and Sonali
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bustamante Wilson
1994           Newman v United Ohio Ins              1994-Ohio-507       Stacking of coverage issue                                                           Hamilton, Kramer, Myers & Cheek                     James R. Gallagher
                                                                         Hospital liability for staff physician's malpractice                                 Squre Sanders & Demsey                              William Todd and Terri-     Successful
1994              Petratos v Markakis                1994-Ohio-391
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lynne Smiles
                                                                         Collateral source                                                                    Weston, Hurd, Fallon, Paisley & Howley              Ronald A. Rispo and William
1994               Sorrell v. Thevenir                1994-Ohio-38
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  H. Baughman, Jr.
                                                                         Standards for bad faith claims                                                       Weston, Hurd, Fallon, Paisley & Howley              Timothy D. Johnson, William
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  H. Baughman, Jr., Robert D.
1994          Zoppo v. Homestead Ins. Co.            1994-Ohio-461
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rosewater and Gregory E.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  O'Brien
1995                Hack v Gillespie                 1996-Ohio-167       Liability of property owner to fire fighter                                          Arter & Hadden                                      Kristen L. Mayer
                                                                         Whether negligent infliction of severe emotional distress is                         Duvin, Cahn, Barnard & Messerman                    Barton A. Bixenstine
1995              Heiner v. Moretuzzo                 1995-Ohio-65
                                                                         actionable absent physical peril
1995         Horton v. Harwick Chem. Corp.           1995-Ohio-286       Causation issues for asbestos exposure claims                                        Nationwide                                          Ronald G. Rossetti, Jr.
                                                                         Statue of limitation for statutory product liability claims                          Arter & Hadden                                      Irene C. Keyse-Walker, Mark
1995        McAuliffe v Western State Import         1995-Ohio-201
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  F. McCarthy
                                                                         Underinsured motorist issues                                                         Weston, Hurd, Fallon, Paisley & Howley              Timothy D. Johnson, Gregory
1996                 Cole v. Holland                 1996-Ohio-105                                                                                                                                                E. O’Brien and Daniel A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Richards
1996                 Dresher v. Burt                 1996-Ohio-107       Summary judgment standards                                                                                                               Dale E. Creech, Jr.
                                                                         Standards for rejection of UIM coverage by businesses                                Weston Hurd Fallon Paisley & Howley                 Timothy Johnson & Gregory
1996 Gyori v. Johnson Coca-Cola Bottling Group       1996-Ohio-358
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  O'Brien
          Roberts v. Ohio Permanente Medical                             Loss of chance                                                                       Dinsmore & Shohl                                    Stephen K. Shaw and Sara
1996                                                 1996-Ohio-375
                         Group                                                                                                                                                                                    Simrall Rorer
1997        Holt v. Grange Mutual Cas. Co.           1997-Ohio-375       Wrongful death UIM issues                                                            Fauver, Tattersall & Gallagher                      Kurt D. Anderson
1998         Chambers v St Mary's School             1998-Ohio-184       Is violation of Ohio Building Code negligence per se?                                Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs                   Scott A. Richardson
                                                                         Effect of statutory changes on UIM coverage already in                               Vogelgesand, Howes, Lindamood & Brunn,              James P. Hanratty           Unsuccessful
1998      Ross v. Farmers Ins. Group of Cos.         1998-Ohio-381
                                                                         effect                                                                               P.L.L.,
1999             Freshwater v. Scheidt               1999-Ohio-161       Use of treatises by expert witnesses                                                 Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, L.L.P.           Carol A. Costa
                                                                         Are supervisors jointly and severally liable with employer for                       Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur                     Charles C. Warner, David A.
1999          Genaro v. Central Transport            1999-Ohio-353
                                                                         discrimination claims                                                                                                                    Bell and Margaret M. Koesel
1999   Hamilton Ins Servs. V. Nationwide Ins. Co     1999-Ohio-162                                                                                            Crabbe, Brown, Jones, Potts & Schmidt               Margaret M. Koesel,
                                                                         Landlord liability for building code violations existing without                     Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, L.L.P.           Jacqueline Marks Dossi
1999                Sikora v. Wenzel                 2000-Ohio-406
                                                                         landlord's knowledge
       State ex rel Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers                        Constitutionality of 1997 Tort Reform                                                Arter & Hadden, L.L.P.                              Irene C. Keyse-Walker
1999                                                 1999-Ohio-123
                        v Sheward
1999                Wightman v Conrail               1999-Ohio-119       Punitive Damage issues                                                               Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, L.L.P.           Scott A. Richardson
         Howard Johnson v Green County Drug                              Appealability of order denying immunity to government                                Law Offices of Nicholas E. Subashi                  Nicholas E. Subashi and
2000                                                 2001-Ohio-251
                       Task Force                                        employee                                                                                                                                 David J. Arens
2000              Mossing v State Farm               2000-Ohio-454       UIM issues related to exhaustion of coverage                                         Gallagher, Gams, Pryor, Tallan & Littrell, L.L.P.   James R. Gallagher
            Ormet Primary Aluminum Corp. v.                              When notice of environmental claim must be given to carrier                          Crabbe, Brown, Jones, Potts & Schmidt               Larry H. James and Amy
2000                                                 2000-Ohio-330
                Employers Ins of Wausau                                                                                                                                                                           Fulmer Stevenson


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                                                                         Issue                                                             Link to Brief OACTA Firm                                            OACTA Writer                  Outcome
                            Case                                                                                                           (after 12/1/06)
Year                                                       Citation
2001        Andersen v. Highland House Co.             2001-Ohio-1607    Coverage for Carbon Monoxide poisoning in apartment                               Baker, Dublikar, Beck, Wiley & Mathews              James P. Hanratty
2001           Goodin v Columbia Gas                    2001-Ohio-143    Blankenship Issue                                                                 Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs,                  Scott Richardson
                                                                         When does a breach of duty to notify carrier bar claim                            Keener, Doucher, Curley & Patterson,                W. Charles Curley and
2002             Ferrando v Auto Owners                2002-Ohio-7217
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Jenifer J.Murphy
                                                                        How settlement with tortfeasor affects claims for                                  Gallagher, Gams, Pryor, Tallan & Littrell, L.L.P.   James R. Gallagher
2002        Fulmer v. Insura Prop & Cas. Co.            2002-Ohio-64
                                                                        underinsured benefits.
                                                                        Does Open and Obvious doctrine bar premises liability                              Fauver, Keyse-Walker & Donovan, L.P.A.              Kurt D. Anderson              Successful
2003              Armstrong v. Best Buy                 2003-Ohio-2573
                                                                        claim?
2003             Grange v Tumbleson                    2004 -Ohio- 4524 Inferred intent                                                                    Rendigs, Fry                                        Jonathon Saxton               Jurisdiction declined
2002    Kemper v Michigan Millers Mutual Ins, Co.       2002-Ohio-7101 Applicability of Linko Rules to post HB 261 policies                                Gallagher, Gams, Pryor, Tallan & Littrell, L.L.P.   James R. Gallagher            Unsuccessful
                                                                        PJI on Settlements                                                                 Frost Brown Todd L.L.C.                             Douglas R. Dennis &           Successful
2003               Layne v Progressive                  2004-Ohio-6597
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Maureen P. Haney
                                                                         School board immunity                                                             Subashi, Wildermuth                                 Tabitha Justice, Lynnette     Unsuccessful
2003              Yates v Mansfield BOE                2004-Ohio-2491
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Ballato
                                                                         Modification of Boone v Vanliner                                                  Gallagher, Gams                                     Jim Gallagher                 Jurisdiction declined
2003                 Garg v State Auto                 2004-Ohio-1293
                                                                         Arbitration Clause enforceability                                                 Benjamin, Yocum, & Heather, L.L.C.                  Timothy P. Heather, and       Unsuccessful
2004           Henderson v Lawyer's Title               2006-Ohio-906
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Brian A. Lee
                                                                          Effect of "legally entitled to recover" in UM/UIM statute,                       Weston, Hurd, Fallon, Paisley & Howley, L.L.P.      Daniel A. Richards and        Successful
2004    Ponser v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co.,     2004-Ohio-7105    where insured does not sue the tortfeasor within the 2-year                                                                           Warren Rosman
                                                                         statute of limitations for personal injury claims
2005                  Comer v Risko                    2005-Ohio-4559    Vicarious hospital liability                                                      Tucker & Ellis, L.L.P.                              Irene C. Keyse-Walker         Successful
                                                                         Is termination of attorney-client relationship dependant upon                     Gallagher Sharp                                     Timothy J. Fitzgerald         Successful
2005                  Smith v Conley                   2006-Ohio-2035
                                                                         filing of motion to withdraw under local rule of court?
        State ex rel Int't Heat & Frost Insulators &                                                                                                       Tucker Ellis & West LLP                             Irene C. Keyse-Walker         Successful
2005     Asbestos Workers Local #3 v. Court of          2006-Ohio-274
                      Common Please
2005-                                                                    Collateral source                                                                 Weston Hurd                                         Ronald Rispo & Dan            Successful
                     Robinson v Bates                  2006-Ohio-6362
0998                                                                                                                                                                                                           Richards
                                                                         Whether political subdivision and co-worker immunities            NOT             Weston Hurd                                         Carol Metz & John Farnan      Successful
2006-
                Snyder v American Family               2007-Ohio-4004    prevent a UM claim, where the policy uses pre-SB 97               AVAILABLE
0223
                                                                         “legally entitled to recover” language.
2005-                                                                    Use of private judge in jury trials                               NOT             Weston Hurd                                         Greg O'Brien                  Unsuccessful
             State ex rel Russo v. McDonnell           2006-Ohio-3459
2130                                                                                                                                       AVAILABLE
                                                                         Whether appeal of jury award on injury claim must await           NOT             Frost Brown & Todd                                  Doug Dennis & Bill Paliobeis Unsuccessful
2006-
            Miller v. First International Fidelity     2007-Ohio-2457    determination of motion for prejudgment interest before           AVAILABLE
0373
                                                                         becoming appealable.
                                                                         Impact of Nursing Home Patient's Bill of Rights on political NOT                  Subashi, Wildermuth & Ballato                       Subashi, Wildermuth &         Unsuccessful
2005-
             Cramer, Adm. v. Auglaize Acres            2007-Ohio-1946    subdivision immunity; scope of ““discretionary act”” immunity AVAILABLE                                                               Ballato
1629
2006-                                                                    Requirement of expert for causation in claims of mold             NOT             Curry, Roby, Schoenling & Mulvey Co, LLC Lynn Schoenling                          Successful: proximate cause of mold-related
             Terry v. Ottawa County MRDD               2007-Ohio-5023                                                                                                                                                                        injuries requires expert testimony
0705                                                                     exposure                                                          AVAILABLE
                                                                         Certified questions from federal court re: constitutionality of   BRIEF           Weston Hurd and Porter Wright Morris & Arthur Ronald Rispo & Dan                  Successful: S.B. 80 ruled constitutional.
2006-                                                                    S.B. 80 (OACTA Board voted to participate as amicus only                                                                        Richards (Weston Hurd)              However, Court did not decide collateral source
              Arbino v. Johnson & Johnson              2007-Ohio-6948                                                                                                                                                                        question.
1212                                                                     on questions 3 & 4, i.e., RC 2315.20 (collateral source) and                                                                    Jacob H Huebert (Porter
                                                                         RC 2315.21 (punitive damages)                                                                                                   Wright)
                                                                         Is plaintiff's recovery in legal malpractice case limited to      BRIEF           Reminger & Reminger                           Nick Satullo                        Successful: in attorney malpractice claims, the
2006-
                Paterek v Petersen & Ibold             2008-Ohio-2790    what could have been recovered from original tortfeasor                                                                                                             collectability of a lost judgment is an element of
1811                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         plaintiff’s damages.
                                                                         Is $3 million in punitive damages excessive when                  BRIEF           Bricker & Eckler                                    Anne Marie Sferra             Successful: Trial court must independently
                                                                         survivorship damages were $100,000                                                                                                                                  review a punitive damage award under the
2007-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        criteria set by the U.S. Supreme Court in BMW
              Barnes v University Hospitals            2008-Ohio-3344
0140                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         v. Gore, i.e., reprehensibility, ratio of award to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             actual damages, and other comparable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             sanctions.
                                                                         Constitutionality of S.B. 80/ R.C. 2305.10 product liability      BRIEF           Porter Wright                                       J. Huebert                    Successful: Supreme Court of Ohio upheld, the
2006-                                                                    statute of repose                                                                                                                                                   constitutionality of the product-liability statutes of
                       Groch v GMC                      2008-Ohio-546                                                                                                                                                                        repose in R.C. 2305.10(C), and that S.B. 80 did
1914
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             not violate the one-subject rule.
                                                                         Trial judge's order granting new trial is evaluated for abuse     N/A             Fauver, Keyse-Walker & Donovan, L.P.A.              Kurt D. Anderson              Successful: Judge's order of new trial for
2006-                                                                    of discretion, not competent/credible evidence.                                                                                                                     attorney misconduct is reviewed for abuse of
          McLeod [Harris] v. Mt. Sinai Hospital        2007-Ohio-5587                                                                                                                                                                        discretion, not for competent credible evidence
1247
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             supporting the jury verdict.
                                                                         Does R.C1343.03 apply to judgments entered prior to               BRIEF           Smith Rolfes & Skavdahl                             Thomas Glassman               Successful: Revised Code 1343.03 the post-
2007-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        judgment interest rate on cases pending on June
                     Maynard v Eaton                   2008-Ohio-4542    effective date of statute
1069                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2, 2004, was 10% until that date

                                                                         Did SB 267 amendment to UM/UIM statute, R.C.2927.18               BRIEF           Gallagher Gams Tallan & Littrell                    James Gallagher               Successful: SB 267 amendments to the UM/UIM
                                                                         apply to existing policies?                                                                                                                                         statute, R.C. 3937.18, can be incorporated into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             an auto policy within the R.C. 3937.31 2-year
                 Advent v Allstate Ins. Co             2008-Ohio-2333                                                                                                                                                                        renewal period, provided the carrier has issued
2006-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        notice affirmatively incorporating changes.
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                                                                        Issue                                                           Link to Brief OACTA Firm                                             OACTA Writer                    Outcome
                          Case                                                                                                          (after 12/1/06)
Year                                                     Citation
                                                                        What must plaintiff prove in order to be successful in legal  BRIEF              Reminger Co. LPA                                    Amy Thomas & Nick Satullo       Successful: Legal malpractice plaintiff must
                                                                        malpractice case against his attorney premised on claim                                                                                                              prove likely success and likely damages of
        Environ. Network Corp. v. Goodman Weiss                                                                                                                                                                                              underlying action.
                                                     2008-Ohio-3833     that client would have been more successful had he gone to
                      Miller, L.L.P.
2007-                                                                   trial rather than accepting the settlement agreed to with the
0739                                                                    original defendant.
                                                                        What is remedy when plaintiff files a medical malpractice     BRIEF              Tucker Ellis & West                                 Irene Keyes Walker              Successful: a medical malpractice complaint
                                                                        suit without a supporting affidavit from a competent medical                                                                                                         which does not include a proper affidavit of merit
          Fletcher v Univ Hospitals of Cleveland     2008-Ohio-5379                                                                                                                                                                          as required by Civ.R. 10(D)(2) may be dismissed
2007-                                                                   expert?                                                                                                                                                              under Civ.R. 12(B)(6), otherwise than upon the
1069                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         merits.
                                                                        Is an order denying a political subdivision a defense of     BRIEF               Mazanec Raskin Ryder & Keller                       Frank Scialdone                 Successful. A political subdivision is statutorily
                                                                        qualified immunity immediately appealable under R.C.                                                                                                                 entitled to immediate appeal, notwithstanding a
             Sullivan v. Anderson Township                                                                                                                                                                                                   trial court's failure to certify "no just cause for
2008-                                                                   2744.02(C), even if the order omits Civ.R. 54(B) “no just                                                                                                            delay."
0691                                                2009-Ohio-1971      cause” certification?
                                                                         Is R.C.2745.01 (the new workplace intentional tort statute) BRIEF                            Porter Wright Morris & Arthur                    J.H. Huebert                 The statute is constitutional. In most
                                                    2010-Ohio-1027                             constitutional?                                                                                                                               circumstances, an employee must prove that the
         Kaminski v. Metal & Wire Products Co.                                                                                                                                                                                                employer had a specific intent to injure in order
2008-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to prevail on an employer intentional tort claim.
0857                                                2010-Ohio-1029
                                                                        Does a building code violation preclude summary judgment        BRIEF            Gallagher Sharp                                     Timothy Fitzgerald              Successful: Violation of building code does not
2008-                                                                   based on an open and obvious condition?                                                                                                                              prevent application of open & obvious defense
                 Lang v Holly Hill Motel
1222/
1370                                                2009-Ohio-2495
                                                                        Must a jury still consider punitive damages after finding a     BRIEF            Davis & Young, LPA                                  Richard Gardner                 Successful: Punitive damages are not available
                                                                        plaintiff more than 50% comparatively negligent and                                                                                                                  in the absence of compensatory damages; self-
                 Niskanen v Giant Eagle                                                                                                                                                                                                      defense may be asserted as an affirmative
2008-                                                                   awarding no compensatory damages, and can self-defense                                                                                                               defense against claims of negligence.
0895                                                2009-Ohio-3626      be a defense to a negligence-only claim?
                                                                        Does R.C. 3929.06 prohibit a plaintiff's medical provider       BRIEF            Roetzel & Andress                                   Megan Faust and Jerome Wyss     Successful: R.C. 3929.06 precludes an action
                                                                        from pursuing a direct action against a carrier, under                                                                                                               against a third-party insurance carrier in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             absence of prior judgment against the tortfeasor.
                                                                        plaintiff's assignment of rights to any insurance settlement.                                                                                                        (Court also ruled that assignments of contingent
           West Broad v. American Family                                                                                                                                                                                                     future interests in judgments or settlements are
2008-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        speculative and enforceable against insurers not
1396/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a party to the assignment).
1489                                                  2009-Ohio-3506
2009- Estate of Jillian Graves v. City of Circleville                    Is there a "wanton & reckless" exception to the Public Duty BRIEF               Subashi & Wildermuth                                Brian Wildermuth                The Supreme Court limited applicability of the
0014                                                                    Rule? Does R.C. 2744.03 abrogate the Public Duty Rule for                                                                                                            public duty doctrine to claims that arose prior to
                                                                                                                                     REPLY BRIEF                                                                                             the enactment of Ohio Revised Code Chapter
                                                                                    personal liability of public employees?                                                                                                                  2744 (political subdivision immunity) in 1985.
                                                    2010-Ohio-168
                                                    Pending:            Does a default judgment in a coverage declaratory judgment BRIEF                 Freund, Freeze & Arnold                             Shawn Blatt                     PENDING
          Estate of Jeffrey K. Heintzelman v. Air   Oral argument       action preclude recovery by the claimant in a supplemental
2008-               Experts, Inc. et al.            held September 2,   complaint, if the claimant was not a party to the declaratory
2173                                                2009                judgment action?
                                                                        Is R.C. 2315.21(B) (requiring bifurcation of punitive damage BRIEF               J.H. Huebert                                        J.H. Huebert                    R. C. 2315.21(B) mandates bifurcation of
        Hanners v. Ho Wa Genting Wire & Cable                           claims) constitutional?                                                                                                                                              punitive damages upon motion of any party. To
09AP-      (Filed in 10th District Ct. Appeals)                                                                                                                                                                                              the extent that the statute conflicts with Civ. R.
361                                                 2009-Ohio-6481                                                                                                                                                                           42, the statute controls.
                                                                        Do either policy exclusion or public policy prohibit coverage BRIEF              Gallagher, Gams, Pryor, Tallan & Littrell, L.L.P.   James Gallagher                 Attorney fees are distinct from punitive
                                                                        of attorney fees awarded in connection with punitive                                                                                                                 damages, and public policy does not prevent an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             insurance company from covering attorney fees
                  Neal-Pettit v. Lahman                                 damages?                                                                                                                                                             on behalf of an insured when they are awarded
2009-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        as a result of an award for punitive damages.
0325                                                2010-Ohio-1829
                                                                        Does R.C. 2307.941 preclude claims of "take-home"          BRIEF                                                                     James McCrystal                 PENDING
2009-              Adams v. Goodyear                                    exposure to asbestos by plaintiff who was never exposed at
0542                                                Pending             subject premises?                                                                Brzytwa Quick & McCrystal LLP
                                                                        Does Robinson v. Bates apply following the enactment of    BRIEF                 Weston Hurd LLP, & Mann & Preston LLP               Ron Rispo (Weston Hurd) & Jim   R.C. 2315.20 does not address evidence of write-
                                                                        R.C. 2315.20?                                                                                                                        Mann (Mann & Preston            offs by medical providers, and therefore, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             holding in Robinson v. Bates controls. Evidence
                Jacques v. Manton                                                                                                                                                                                                            of amounts accepted by medical providers as
2009-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        payment in full remains admissible in evidence.
0820                                               2010-Ohio-1838
2009- Leola Summerville v. City of Forest Park, et                      Is a state court's denial of qualified immunity in a Section                     Dinkler Pregon, LLC                                 Lynnette Dinkler and Jamey T.   PENDING
2106                     al.                       Pending              1983 claim immediately appealable?                              BRIEF                                                                Pregon
                                                                        Is the "loss of chance" doctrine applicable when a plaintiff                     BIESER, GREER & LANDIS LLP                          John F. Haviland                PENDING
                                                                        maintains a medical malpractice claim that seeks full
                                                                        damages for harm directly and proximately caused by
                                                                        medical negligence? Otherwise stated, may the "loss of
                                                                        chance" doctrine serve as a "fallback" position when a
2009- Jeffrey Geesaman et al. v. St. Rita's                             plaintiff introduces evidence of a traditional medical
1715 Medical Center et al.                          Pending             negligence claim?                                               BRIEF




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                                                                   Issue                                                             Link to Brief OACTA Firm             OACTA Writer         Outcome
                         Case                                                                                                        (after 12/1/06)
Year                                                    Citation
                                                                   Does an insured have standing to file an action against his                       Davis & Young, LPA   Richard M. Gardner   PENDING
                                                                   insurer for coverage under an insurance policy where the
                                                                   claimant has not presented a claim for a loss potentially
                                                                   covered by such policy and where the claimant has failed to
2009- Don B. Kincaid, Jr., et al. v. Erie Insurance                even present notice to the insurer of the alleged loss?
1936 Company                                        Pending                                                                          BRIEF
      Allstate Insurance Company et al. v. Dailyn                  The Supreme Court accepted the following propositions of                          Reminger             Brian Sullivan       PENDING
      Campbell et al.                                              law: 1. The doctrine of inferred intent as applied to an
                                                                   intentional act exclusion in an insurance policy is not limited
                                                                   to cases of molestion or homicide and may be applied
                                                                   where the undisputed facts establish harm or were
                                                                   substanially certain to occur as a result of the insured's
                                                                   conduct. 2. Policy language which excludes coverage for
                                                                   "bodily injury...which may reasonably be expected to result
                                                                   in the intentional acts...of any insured person" denotes an
                                                                   objective as oppose to a subjective standard of coverage
2009-                                                              rendoring an insured's subjective intent irrelevant.
2358                                              Pending                                                                            PENDING




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