Illinois Dead Man’s Act

The Illinois Dead Man’s Act strongly constricts the ability of a Plaintiff to present evidence in cases in which the Defendant is deceased. As with any good rule based in old English common law, it comes with its own lyrical phrase: since a decedent’s lips are sealed by death, a...

Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure

Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure determine the rules that should be followed by Ohio state courts in civil actions. The purpose of the Civil Rule is to eliminate delay and ensure prompt administration of justice.

SR-22 Endorsements

Automobile insurance policies always list an automobile and a person. They also always contain a section that defines who is an insured under the policy. Policies always have a clause that defines others operating the auto with permission as insureds too. Therefore, in that instance the insurance coverage follows the...

A Second Chance at Subrogation Recovery

Dealing with Civil Rule 41(A)(1)(a) Voluntary Dismissal and the Ohio Savings Statute 2305.19 can be tricky. You need counsel who understands these statutes to determine how it may affect your file. After all, you may get a second chance at subrogation recovery.

Defendant Failed to Yield the Right-of-Way

We proved the defendant failed to establish any issue of material fact and violated the law for failing to yield the right-of-way. The Court concluded the defendant’s failure to yield was the proximate cause of the damages to the insured. As a result, our client was awarded $25,000.

Federal Tort Claims Process

The Federal Tort Claims Act, 28 U.S.C. 2671-2680, provides an avenue for a plaintiff to recover against the United States government for property damage, personal injuries, or death caused by the negligence or wrongful act or omission of federal employees.