Archive for 2020

Denise Dickerson Presents on Current Issues of Litigating in the Covid Era

Posted on September 11th, 2020 by Matthew C. O’ConnellMatthew O'Connell

Shareholder Denise Dickerson, a member of the Product Liability Advisory Council, served as a panelist in a recent webinar, “Challenges for In-House and Outside Law Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic”. Her presentations included a discussion about the factors and considerations in re-opening a law firm following COVID-19 closures, as well as issues and practice adjustments…

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Sutter O’Connell Obtains Dismissal of Taxpayer Action

Posted on August 4th, 2020 by Matthew C. O’ConnellMatthew O'Connell

The Ninth District Court of Appeals has affirmed the Medina County Court of Common Pleas’ dismissal of a taxpayer action where the taxpayer argued that the filing fee was the statutorily required security for a taxpayer action.  The taxpayer had challenged the Medina County Solid Waste Management District’s award of a construction and services contract…

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Sutter O’Connell Secures Dismissal in Ohio Supreme Court on Behalf of Lorain County Prosecutor

Posted on July 2nd, 2020 by Matthew C. O’ConnellMatthew O'Connell

Sutter O’Connell Shareholder Rob Cahill obtained a dismissal for the Lorain County Prosecutor in the Ohio Supreme Court in a mandamus and taxpayer action brought by a candidate seeking to compel the Prosecutor’s Office to investigate alleged voter fraud in a 2015 city council election in the City of Lorain.  The Court granted a Motion…

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Congress Provides Borrowers Flexibility by Passing PPP Flexibility Act

Posted on June 4th, 2020 by Derek P. Hartman

Borrowers who participated in the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”) have been given more flexibility to pay eligible expenses, such as mortgage interest, rent payments, and utilities, without jeopardizing their forgiveness amount. The President is expected to sign this change, among others described below, into law following the Senate’s passage of the Paycheck Protection Program…

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Ohio Announces Reopening of Gyms, Campgrounds, Pools, BMVs,And Day Care Centers

Posted on May 15th, 2020 by Derek P. Hartman

Over the past few days, Governor DeWine has continued his approach of reopening Ohio in stages by announcing the reopening of the following businesses and services: May 15: In addition to restaurants (outside dining) and personal services, such as hair salons, nail salons, barbershops, and tanning facilities, tattoo and massage parlors are authorized to reopen,…

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Ohio Insurance Policy Voided for Misrepresentation on Application

Posted on May 7th, 2020 by Robert E. CahillRobert E. Cahill

The Ohio Supreme Court issued a significant opinion yesterday holding an auto insurance policy void ab initio (void from the beginning) for a misrepresentation on an insurance application in Nationwide Mut. Fire Ins. Co. v. Pusser, 2020-Ohio-2778.  The insured represented on her application that she was the only member of her household.  In fact, the…

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