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.
We understand clients want to attempt all avenues of collection before sending the file to litigation. Unfortunately, waiting to send in a file can close potential avenues of collection. We recommend sending in motor vehicle files no later than six months before the statute of limitations.
The Servicemember Civil Relief Act provides servicemembers with important protections in civil and administrative proceedings.
The Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure determine the legal processes that are followed by Ohio state courts in civil actions. The rules are meant to eliminate delay and improve efficiency. On July 1, 2020, amendments to the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure took effect. For the next few issues, we...
The Indiana Economic Loss Doctrine prohibits two parties with a contractual relationship from bringing a tort action against each other for economic losses. Though the doctrine can have a negative impact on your claim, we’ll review potential avenues to recovery.
Ohio Revised Code 955.28 covers the liability of a dog owner. Our Columbus, Ohio office has had many cases where a dog gets loose, runs into the street, and causes a vehicle to strike the dog or swerve to miss the dog and strike other property (e.g., another vehicle, fence,...
When a tortfeasor passes away before a creditor has filed a lawsuit, there are several steps a creditor must take to collect on a claim within a certain amount of time.
While handling Medical Payment (Med Pay) lien claims for insurance clients, an issue I run across is when the insurance client files a Med Pay claim in Intercompany Arbitration to protect the Med Pay claim and the insurance client is named party in its insured’s personal injury lawsuit to protect...
Under Indiana law, the theory of Negligent Entrustment allows for an injured party to recover from the owner of a vehicle who negligently allowed another person to use the vehicle. Negligent entrustment is most common in auto claims, although there are other circumstances where it is applicable.
Just like utilities, the actions of a cooperative employee can cause fires. Unlike claims against a public utility, claims against electric cooperatives can be pursued in court without having to fight over whether the PUCO has jurisdiction.