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Alerts / 2 June 2016

How are Venues for Civil Lawsuits Chosen in Ohio?

For the simple fact of convenience, most Ohio plaintiffs prefer the court where their case will be tried to be near them. It is frustrating for plaintiffs to ask witnesses to appear at a trial, or to attend a hearing, across the state. However, the plaintiff's preferred trial court is not always an option due to venue
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Alerts / 12 May 2015

Can You Rely on an "Electronic Signature"?

The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, commonly known as "ESIGN", was enacted June 30, 2000, and is found at 15 U.S.C. 96. This federal law allows the use of electronic signatures in interstate and foreign commerce. The law ensures the validity and legal effect of contracts entered into electron
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Insights

Insights / 2 November 2015

Pursuing a Damage Claim Against the Insurance Company

When utility property is damaged as a result of the actions of a driver or excavator, the insurance company cannot be named in a lawsuit by virtue of the insurance policy itself. The driver or excavator is the holder of that insurance policy, and as a result, case law in most states has held that a damaged third part
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Insights / 28 August 2015

License Suspension for Uninsured Motorists as a Result of Property Damage to Your Utility

When your utility suffers property damage as a result of the negligence of a driver who is uninsured, recovery of your damages may seem unlikely. A high number of uninsured drivers claim they cannot afford the premiums for motor vehicle insurance, and opt instead to risk it. These drivers may be out of work, without as
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