The Economic Loss Rule

Economic Loss Rule The Economic Loss Rule is a doctrine that prohibits recovery for an economic loss resulting from a wrongful act or an infringement of a right, when unaccompanied by physical property damage or personal injury. Instead, only parties to the contract or contractual beneficiaries may recover economic losses....

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...

Propane Explosion

The explosion and subsequent fire, killed the defendant and damaged the plaintiff's home. The plaintiff'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 the plaintiff and against the defendant.

Exceptions to the Economic Loss Doctrine

Economic Loss Doctrine An economic loss refers to a financial loss and damages suffered by a person or entity, which arise from a defect in the qualitative nature of the product, service, or improvement that was bargained for. Generally, an economic loss is observed on assets (i.e., “the books”) rather...