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When can a business be held liable for an independent contractor’s negligence?

The following post is part of our Law Student Blog Writing Project, and is authored by Sam Hoops, who is pursuing his Juris Doctorate at the University of Kentucky. In Pusey v. Bator, the court wrestled with the issue of whether a business can be held liable for an independent contractor’s … [Read more...]

Will Student Loan Debt Cause the Next Financial Crisis?

The following post is part of our Law Student Blog Writing Project, and is authored by Raphael Jackson, a law student from the Chase School of Law. According to a recent New York Times article, at least $5 billion are at stake in a protracted legal dispute between student borrowers and creditors. … [Read more...]

I Want a Jury Trial for My Workers’ Compensation Claim.  How Can I Get There and What Can They Decide?

The following post is part of our Law Student Blog Writing Project, and is authored by Jessie Smith, a law student from the University of Kentucky. The Ohio Workers’ Compensation Code allows an injured worker to appeal a decision by the Industrial Commission to a regular Court of Common Pleas and … [Read more...]

Can I Sue for Being Exposed to Mold in Ohio? A Case Study of Terry v. Caputo

The following post is part of our Law Student Blog Writing Project, and is authored by Ian Fasnacht, a law student from Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. There is only a genuine issue of material fact in mold exposure if the plaintiff is able to demonstrate through expert testimony … [Read more...]

When Is Creditor Harassment Illegal, and How Can You Stop Harassment?

The following post is part of our Law Student Blog Writing Project, and is authored by Raphael Jackson, a law student from the Chase School of Law. During the 2016-2017 school year, Colleges and Universities in the U.S. have awarded approximately; 1 million Associates degrees; 3 million … [Read more...]

Does My Insurance Company Have to Pay If an Unidentified Vehicle Hits My Car?

The following post is part of our Law Student Blog Writing Project, and is authored by Jessie Smith, a law student from the University of Kentucky. A Brief Review of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Opinion in Smith, et al. v. Erie Insurance Company In Smith, et al. v. Erie Insurance Company , the Ohio … [Read more...]

Why the Industrial Commission Can Stop your Workers Compensation Settlement Payments

The following post is part of our Law Student Blog Writing Project, and is authored by Ian Fasnacht, a law student from Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. One of the first steps in pursuing litigation is to determine which court has jurisdiction over a claim. Jurisdiction is a court’s … [Read more...]

What Lawsuits Can Be Filed for Accidents Involving Drones?

The following post is part of our Law Student Blog Writing Project, and is authored by Raphael Jackson, a law student from the Chase School of Law. Drones are becoming more and more common in the sky.  The law is struggling to evolve to address what can happen if drones are used improperly, and … [Read more...]

Subrogation – How Your Ohio Worker’s Compensation Claim Can Take Money Away from Your Personal Injury Claim

The following post is part of our Law Student Blog Writing Project, and is authored by Ian Fasnacht, a law student from Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Worker’s Compensation allows employees to recover medical expenses and lost wages for injuries that occur on the job. When employees … [Read more...]

What Kind of Damages Can You Get for a Dog Bite in Ohio?

The following post is part of our Law Student Blog Writing Project, and is authored by Ian Fasnacht, a law student from Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. According to the case Beckett v. Warren, Ohio residents may simultaneously pursue statutory and common law damages for injuries … [Read more...]