Ohio is ranked #35 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, its lowest rank in the survey’s history and down nine spots since 2017. Ohio fell in most key element categories, with the highest drops in Trial Judges’ Competence and Quality of Appellate Review. It only improved in one category, rising by one spot in Juries’ Fairness.


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  1. Texas Lawmakers Move Against American Law Institute's Controversial Restatement

    March 19, 2019 | News

    Texas lawmakers have filed legislation to discourage the state's judges from using the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance, the Pennsylvania Record reports.... Read More

  2. In the News Today - March 13, 2019

    March 13, 2019 | News

    Future of Opioid Litigation May Be Bankruptcy... Read More

  3. In the News Today - March 13, 2019

    March 13, 2019 | News

    Future of Opioid Litigation May Be Bankruptcy... Read More

  4. Mitigating Municipality Litigation: Scope and Solutions

    March 06, 2019 | Research

    Municipalities are testing the boundaries of their litigation authority, claiming damages for wide-ranging matters of public policy including opioid abuse, climate change, and data privacy breaches. This paper is the first to document how and why municipalities and contingency fee lawyers are undermining legislators and state AGs with these lawsuits, the problems this trend is causing, and what states can do about it. ... Read More

  5. Mission Drift at the American Law Institute

    August 28, 2018 | Blogs

    The American Law Institute (ALI) is drifting further away from its original mission of crafting clear Restatements of the Law for use by judges and legislators. ... Read More

  6. "Why Ohio Nixed The New Liability Insurance Law Restatement"

    August 13, 2018 | News

    The Co-Chair of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC's Insurance Practice said in a Law360 op-ed that Ohio legislators took "decisive action" to reject the American Law Institute's (ALI) Restatement of Law, Liability Insurance because the "red flags" about "ALI's over-reaching" were "ignored again."... Read More

  7. The Great Myths of State False Claims Acts

    February 28, 2018 | Research

    The 2018 update to "Great Myths of State False Claims Acts" shows that the whistleblowers' bar is continuing to capitalize on state qui tam False Claims Acts (FCAs), harvesting windfall awards from states and the federal government. The paper also points out that the dubious benefits of implementing a state FCA turn into a clear financial net negative when states allow their FCAs to fall out of compliance with federal standards.... Read More

  8. In the News Today - November 14, 2017

    November 14, 2017 | News

    Proposed Ohio Bill Would Shield ‘Proactive' Defendants From Data Breach Litigation... Read More

  9. Ohio Sues Five Drugmakers for Allegedly Misrepresenting Drug Risks

    June 01, 2017 | News and Blog

    Yesterday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed suit against five drug companies, alleging they "fueled the opioid addiction crisis by misrepresenting the addictive risks of their painkillers," writes the Wall Street Journal.... Read More

  10. New Research from ILR Finds Asbestos Law in Ohio "Has Not Delayed" Justice

    May 19, 2017 | News and Blog

    Ohio state legislative news service, Gongwer, wrote that a new study released by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), "found that law (H.B. 380, 129th General Assembly) has been effective at discouraging fraud and abuse without compromising the interests of plaintiffs."... Read More