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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
1991       Elek v. Huntington National Bank        60 Ohio St. 3d 135
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Keyse-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,
1994        McFarland v. Bruno Machinery             1994-Ohio-62       Measures in product liability cases                                                                                                     Mark 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,
1995       McAuliffe v Western State Import         1995-Ohio-201
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mark F. McCarthy
                                                                        Underinsured motorist issues                                                        Weston, Hurd, Fallon, Paisley & Howley              Timothy D. Johnson,
1996                Cole v. Holland                 1996-Ohio-105                                                                                                                                               Gregory 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                          Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur                     Charles C. Warner, David A.
1999         Genaro v. Central Transport            1999-Ohio-353
                                                                        for 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                            Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, L.L.P.           Jacqueline Marks Dossi
1999               Sikora v. Wenzel                 2000-Ohio-406
                                                                        without landlord's knowledge
          State ex rel Ohio Academy of Trial                            Constitutionality of 1997 Tort Reform                                               Arter & Hadden, L.L.P.                              Irene C. Keyse-Walker
1999                                                1999-Ohio-123
                  Lawyers 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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                            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                        Gallagher Sharp                                     Timothy J. Fitzgerald         Successful
2005                  Smith v Conley                   2006-Ohio-2035
                                                                         upon 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
                                                                         Collateral source                                                               Weston Hurd                                         Ronald Rispo & Dan            Successful
2005-
                     Robinson v Bates                  2006-Ohio-6362                                                                                                                                        Richards
0998
                                                                         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.
                                                                         Use of private judge in jury trials                             NOT             Weston Hurd                                         Greg O'Brien                  Unsuccessful
2005-
             State ex rel Russo v. McDonnell           2006-Ohio-3459                                                                    AVAILABLE
2130
                                                                         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
                                                                         Requirement of expert for causation in claims of mold           NOT             Curry, Roby, Schoenling & Mulvey Co, LLC Lynn Schoenling                          Successful: proximate cause of mold-related
2006-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      injuries requires expert testimony
              Terry v. Ottawa County MRDD              2007-Ohio-5023    exposure                                                        AVAILABLE
0705
                                                                         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-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      collectability of a lost judgment is an element of
                Paterek v Petersen & Ibold             2008-Ohio-2790    what could have been recovered from original tortfeasor
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
                       Groch v GMC                      2008-Ohio-546                                                                                                                                                                      of repose in R.C. 2305.10(C), and that S.B. 80
1914
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           did 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
                     Maynard v Eaton                   2008-Ohio-4542    effective date of statute
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                           Case                                                                                                         (after 12/1/06)
Year                                                     Citation
                                                                        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.
2393
                                                                        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
                      Miller, L.L.P.
2007-                                                                   to trial rather than accepting the settlement agreed to with
0739                                                                    the 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
          Fletcher v Univ Hospitals of Cleveland     2008-Ohio-5379                                                                                                                                                                         merit as required by Civ.R. 10(D)(2) may be
2007-                                                                   expert?                                                                                                                                                             dismissed under Civ.R. 12(B)(6), otherwise than
1069                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        upon the 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
          Kaminski v. Metal & Wire Products Co.                                                                                                                                                                                               the employer had a specific intent to injure in
2008-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        order to prevail on an employer intentional tort
0857                                                2010-Ohio-1029                                                                                                                                                                                                claim.
                                                                        Does a building code violation preclude summary judgment        BRIEF           Gallagher Sharp                                     Timothy Fitzgerald              Successful: Violation of building code does not
                                                                        based on an open and obvious condition?                                                                                                                             prevent application of open & obvious defense
2008-             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
                                                                        plaintiff's assignment of rights to any insurance settlement.                                                                                                       tortfeasor. (Court also ruled that assignments of
           West Broad v. American Family
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            contingent future interests in judgments or
2008-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       settlements are speculative and enforceable
1396/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       against insurers not 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                     Subashi & Wildermuth                                Brian Wildermuth                The Supreme Court limited applicability of the
0014                                                                     Rule? Does R.C. 2744.03 abrogate the Public Duty Rule BRIEF                                                                                                        public duty doctrine to claims that arose prior to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the enactment of Ohio Revised Code Chapter
                                                                                  for personal liability of public employees?                                                                                                               2744 (political subdivision immunity) in 1985.
                                                    2010-Ohio-168                                                                       REPLY BRIEF
                                                    Pending:            Does a default judgment in a coverage declaratory            BRIEF              Freund, Freeze & Arnold                             Shawn Blatt                     PENDING
          Estate of Jeffrey K. Heintzelman v. Air   Oral argument       judgment action preclude recovery by the claimant in a
2008-                Experts, Inc. et al.           held September 2,   supplemental complaint, if the claimant was not a party to
2173                                                2009                the declaratory 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                   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                                                                      BRIEF
                                                                        Does R.C. 2307.941 preclude claims of "take-home"                                                                                   James McCrystal                 PENDING
2009-              Adams v. Goodyear                                    exposure to asbestos by plaintiff who was never exposed at
0542                                                Pending             subject premises?                                          BRIEF                Brzytwa Quick & McCrystal LLP
                                                                        Does Robinson v. Bates apply following the enactment of                         Weston Hurd LLP, & Mann & Preston LLP               Ron Rispo (Weston Hurd) & Jim   R.C. 2315.20 does not address evidence of
                                                                        R.C. 2315.20?                                                                                                                       Mann (Mann & Preston            write-offs by medical providers, and therefore,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the holding in Robinson v. Bates controls.
                    Jacques v. Manton                                                                                                                                                                                                       Evidence of amounts accepted by medical
2009-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       providers as payment in full remains admissible
0820                                                2010-Ohio-1838                                                                      BRIEF                                                                                               in evidence.
                                                                        Is a state court's denial of qualified immunity in a Section                    Dinkler Pregon, LLC                                 Lynnette Dinkler and Jamey T.   PENDING
        Leola Summerville v. City of Forest Park,                                                                                                                                                           Pregon
2009-                                                                   1983 claim immediately appealable?
                         et al.
2106                                                Pending                                                                             BRIEF
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                          Case                                                                                                       (after 12/1/06)
Year                                                    Citation
                                                                   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
                                                                   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                                                                            Brief




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