When does the PUCO have jurisdiction over a claim

In Ohio, as in most states, public utilities have significant influence and power. One way in which the utility exercises that power is to try to move a case in litigation to a more utility-friendly venue, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). Ohio Revised Code 4905.26 vests the PUCO...

Residential Gas Explosion

The home explosion, and subsequent fire, killed the defendant and damaged the insured’s home. The insured’s home was damaged beyond repair and had to be torn down. After a two and a half day jury trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of our client, the insured, and against...

Liquidated Damages and Limitation of Liability Clauses

Liquidated damages clauses and limitation of liability clauses are common in contracts but have different roles. Liquidated damages clauses try to fix, in advance, the amount of reasonable compensation for actual damages. Limitation of liability clauses restrict the amount of compensation available, regardless of the damages suffered. While the provisions both...