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RTA Wrongful Death Suit Settled

The Greater Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has settled a wrongful death suit with the family of a Cleveland man who died after he was struck by a commuter bus while walking in the crosswalk.
A…

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Public Housing Authorities Immune from Civil Lawsuits

A woman who lost two children in a deadly fire at a public housing complex cannot sue the housing authority because it is a governmental function, ruled the Ohio Supreme Court.
The 5-2 decision…

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Parents Sue Ohio State For Wrongful Death

The family of a student killed two years ago by a dormitory elevator is suing Ohio State University for wrongful death.

The suit claims the school was negligent with regard to the elevator…

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Cleveland Jail Proposes New Drug Policy

The death of R&B singer Sean Levert in Cleveland has led to a proposed new policy that would provide more flexibility in giving inmates their prescription anti-anxiety medications.
Levert…

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Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Group Home

A group home, social services agency and worker are being sued for wrongful death by the family of a mentally disabled woman who fled a Bay City group home and was found dead in a house in Saginaw….

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Ohio Woman Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Mylan Pharmaceuticals

An Ohio woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against, on behalf of her husband, who allegedly died from an allergic reaction to a product made by the West Virginia Company.The lawsuit was filed…

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Family Gets Over $1 Million in Wrongful Death Case Against Ohio State

The family of a woman who died in a car accident with two Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers in 2006, was awarded a cash settlement of over $1 million in a wrongful death lawsuit against the state. The woman was killed when troopers struck her truck after their cruiser hydroplaned across the center line of the highway. All three were killed in the fiery collision.Both sides have signed a…

Richard Schulte

Ohio to suspend death penalty system

Ohio should temporarily suspend executions to allow a review of the state’s capital punishment system because of several flaws, including racial and geographic imbalances, a team of lawyers concluded in a study to be released Monday.”The state fails to provide adequate measures to protect defendants,” ABA President William Neukom said in a statement. ”Nobody should be executed until the…

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Family Files Wrongful Death Suit Against COTA

Yesterday, a judge suspended a 60-day jail sentence for a former Columbus bus driver who retired after striking and killing a woman as she crossed the street on October 30th.A Franklin County Municipal Judge placed the driver on probation for one year, fined him $250 and suspended his driver’s license for 90 days.The 66-year-old man said he didn’t see the 63-year-old woman in the crosswalk as he…