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Seventh Circuit Upholds Exclusion of Expert Testimony that “Cumulative Exposure” Equals Causation in Asbestos Cases

An essential element in an asbestos case is proof that an exposure to a particular defendant’s product is a substantial factor in causing the injury. To satisfy their burden, plaintiffs rely upon testimony from experts. ...more

Ohio Court Reaffirms The Duty And Liability Of An Owner To An Independent Contractor Involving An Inherently Dangerous...

Ohio has long held that an independent contractor who undertakes a job that involves real or potential danger is owed no duty by the owners. The only exception to the rule is where the owner actively participates in the...more

The Totality of Circumstances Test Used to Determine Foreseeability of Criminal Act

Unfortunately, criminal activity occurs at many retail and hospitality establishments. When a patron is attacked and suffers injury, the patron often looks to the establishment for compensation. The determination of whether...more

A Conviction On A Traffic Violation Is Not Admissible To Establish Negligence In Ohio

Most traffic accidents result in a citation being issued to one party. Often times, the party cited does not vigorously defend the citation, as the citation is a minor issue with a limited penalty. The cost in time and...more

Limitations of Liability Clause Does Not Violate Ohio's Consumer Sales Practices Act

Contractors often attempt to limit their liability by including a limitations of liability clause in the contract. Plaintiffs attempt to avoid the limitations of liability by asserting that the clause is unconscionable under...more

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