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,...
Did you know that Ohio law gives rise to two rights of contribution for an insurer? These two rights are from a joint tortfeasor, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 2307.25; and from a coinsurer or concurrent insurer who provides coverage for the same loss.
In Indiana, areas that were once considered rural are experiencing population growth as urban boundaries expand. This can lead to a clash between rural and urban lifestyles. For example, as traffic increases on rural roads, there is increased potential for motor vehicle accidents involving livestock.
Actual Cash Value (ACV) and Replacement Cost Value (RCV) are based on the current cost to replace the damaged property with the new property. The only difference between Actual Cash Value and Replacement Cost Value is the deduction for depreciation.
In 2021, Ohio approved changes to the statute of limitation for breaches of written contracts and oral contracts. Learn how these changes may affect claims filing.
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 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...
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.