What Is a Political Subdivision

A political subdivision is a local government entity created by the state to achieve its obligations. Still, the general rule for the definition is broad and includes every political body responsible for governmental activities in a geographic area smaller than that of the state. Examples include cities, counties, villages, towns,...

Ohio Negligent Entrustment

Under Ohio’s negligent entrustment statute, codified at Revised Code Section 4511.203, the owner of a motor vehicle may face both criminal penalties and civil liability when he or she entrusts a vehicle to another when the owner knows or reasonably should know...

Illinois Mandatory Arbitration

Mandatory arbitration is a legal proceeding, conducted like a trial, which is held before state licensed attorneys who have completed a court certified arbitration program. The attorney-arbitrators act in place of a judge and render a decision at the conclusion of the proceeding.

Ohio Parental Liability

Parental liability is an important public policy consideration in Ohio.  The parents of minor children are subject to liability for the acts of their children in a number of circumstances. In this article, we’ll discuss why the parent may be liable for acts involving property damage, theft, and motor vehicles.