Archive | August, 2012

Exceptions to Ohio’s Strict Liability Law for Dog Bites and Dog Attacks

August 30, 2012

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In Ohio, a dog owner will be held strictly liable for any injuries caused by his or her dog.  There are two (2) exceptions to this general rule of strict liability: (1). A dog owner will not be held liable for injuries caused by his or her dog if the injured person was trespassing on […]

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Fighting for Ohio Residents Exposed to Cancer Causing C8 Chemical

August 29, 2012

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Perfluorooctanoic acid, commonly referred to as C8, is a chemical used in the manufacturing of certain household items including non-stick cookware, stain-resistant carpets and water-repellant clothing.  Some of the most recognizable uses of the C8 chemical are in Dupont’s Teflon products. Ohio residents living in the vicinity of the Ohio River may have been unknowingly exposed […]

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What Rental Car Companies Are Not Telling You About the Vehicles They Rent

August 27, 2012

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An Iraq veteran was involved in a car accident in the U.S. that rendered him a quadriplegic. Two sisters in California crashed into a tractor trailer.  The car they were driving was recalled for a defective part just a month earlier, but they were unaware the part had been recalled.  Both sisters are killed in […]

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Should You Sell or Lease Mineral Rights on Your Land – It’s a Big Question Where Some Professional Input Can Help

August 27, 2012

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Should an Ohio landowner sell his or her mineral rights or is it more beneficial to lease them? The term “mineral rights” refers to ownership of minerals, such as oil and natural gas which are beneath the ground.  There are also “surface rights” to land which are a different type of rights to land.  In Ohio […]

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Slip and Fall Injuries May Require Legal Assistance

August 27, 2012

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Gladys, who is on her way home from work, decides that she wants a salad for dinner.  She wants to make it herself and put in it all the things she likes.  She walks into an Ohio grocery store and hurriedly approaches the produce section looking for a crisp bunch of lettuce and other fresh […]

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Helpful Tips When Visiting a Dog Park in Ohio

August 22, 2012

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It’s a beautiful day and your four-legged canines are a bit restless.  It seems like a great time to take both of them to a local or regional dog park. Of course, it’s important to enjoy your leisure-time activities, but one should also be aware of  potential problems that could emerge, AND the legal rights […]

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Understaffing and Inadequate Training of Employees May Lead to Nursing Home Abuse

August 20, 2012

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Karen just graduated from nursing school.  A former secretary with a strong work ethic, she was hired within weeks of graduation to work as an assistant nursing supervisor in an Ohio nursing home. This is her second working day at the nursing home and Karen is working the night shift, as she requested.  She has […]

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Distracted Driving Caused Teen Death

August 20, 2012

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A 58-year-old Franklin County, Ohio teacher was sentenced last week to three and one-half years in prison for the death of a teenager.  An Ohio judge told him the teen died because of the teacher’s distracted driving. “Your distracted driving is the sole reason for this tragedy,” Judge Kimberly Cocroft explained in a Columbus, Ohio […]

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Theories of Liability After a Dog Attack in Ohio

August 16, 2012

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In Ohio, a person who suffers injury as the result of a dog attack has two potential theories of liability by which to file a lawsuit.  The first is a common law negligence theory of liability.  The second is a statutory theory of liability, which is codified in the Ohio Revised Code section 955.28.  A […]

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What Happens When the Negligence of Two or More Parties Causes Injuries or Harm?

August 14, 2012

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Legal matters can become confusing when only two parties are involved in a lawsuit, but when two or more parties cause injury to an individual, there are often additional problems to resolve. The responsible parties are considered “joint tortfeasors.” The injured person may bring action against any or all of them, but the parties must […]

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