May 8, 2013
Wall Street Journal | Subscription Required | May 8, 2013
Fannie Mae and its former auditor KPMG LLP agreed Tuesday to pay $153 million to settle a long-running class-action lawsuit in which Ohio public pension funds and other shareholders accused the company of issuing false and misleading financial reports in the early 2000s.
April 25, 2013
Columbus Dispatch | April 25, 2013
An apology or other sympathetic statements health-care officials make to their patients can’t be used as evidence of liability in medical-malpractice cases. Lawmakers enacted this years ago.
April 22, 2013
WSJ.com Law Blog | April 22, 2013
His resignation comes about a month after the Kentucky Supreme Court disbarred him for professional misconduct, accusing Mr. Chesley of cheating clients out of millions of dollars in a widely followed settlement of a diet-drug lawsuit.
April 11, 2013
ThomsonReuters | April 11, 2013
The judge who gave his blessing to Bank of America's $2.43 billion settlement with investors trimmed the total legal fees awarded in the case after challenging the fee request of a small Ohio firm that never appeared before him.
December 21, 2012
Law360 | Subscription Required | December 21, 2012
Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed groundbreaking legislation Thursday that will force plaintiffs suing a company over allegedly asbestos-related injuries to divulge any claims they have made with trusts established to compensate asbestos victims.
December 18, 2012
Best Week Insurance News | Subscription Required | December 18, 2012
Ohio became the first state to pass workers' compensation reform legislation requiring claimants to disclose information about asbestos bankruptcy trust cases before going to trial against companies for tort claims.
December 13, 2012
Toledo Blade | December 13, 2012
Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a controversial bill that critics argue will make it more difficult for victims to sue the corporations that made asbestos-related products or exposed them to the cancer-causing fibers.
December 12, 2012
Wall Street Journal | December 12, 2012
Tort reform hasn't been on the national radar of late. Yet the reform drive remains alive in the states, including Ohio, which is poised to become the first in the nation to clamp down on the abuse of asbestos bankruptcy trusts.
Legal Newsline | December 12, 2012
The Ohio House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill meant to stop the duplication of asbestos lawsuits.
December 6, 2012
Toledo Blade | December 6, 2012
Four Senate Republicans joined all 10 Democrats on Wednesday in opposing a bill that supporters argue would help to level the legal playing field in asbestos lawsuits, and that opponents counter is another attempt to bar the courthouse door to victims of the cancer-causing fibers. In the end, the bill passed 19-14.
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