Legal Insights for Indiana and Ohio Practitioners

Expert analysis from Reminger Law.

If you practice in Indiana, you should know about a recent appellate court ruling that reshaped the landscape of personal injury litigation.

Ohio lawyers need to be aware of court decisions affecting medical malpractice lawsuits and anti-discrimination cases.

And lawyers everywhere should know about breaking news in blockchain technology and stablecoins.

Those are some of the important legal developments covered by the Reminger law firm in its informative Reminger Reports series.

Below are recaps of the most popular Reminger Reports of 2021 (republished courtesy of Reminger Law).

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Top Reminger Reports in 2021

In Ohio, There is No Saving a Refiled Medical Claim if Outside the Statute of Repose

Acacia Brush Perko reviews Ohio’s medical malpractice statute of repose in the context of  the Ohio Supreme Court case, Wilson v. Durrani. This decision greatly impacts a plaintiff’s ability to voluntarily dismiss without prejudice and imposes severe consequences for medical claim plaintiffs who fail to act in a timely manner. Jan 20, 2021 

Ohio Enacts Employer Friendly Reforms to its Anti-Discrimination Laws

Thomas Spyker discusses House Bill 352, the Employment Law Uniformity Act (“ELUA”), signed on January 12, 2021 by Governor DeWine. The ELUA overhauled Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4112, which has been criticized previously for its vagueness and inconsistencies. This bill brings Ohio’s anti-discrimination statute more in line with its federal counterpart, Title VII, and on par with other state statutes. Jan 20, 2021

OCC Authorizes Use of Blockchain Technology & Stablecoins for National Bank Payment Activity

Sean Needham and Zachary Durant review  the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) initial guidance on national banks’ ability to hold deposits that serve as reserves for certain “stablecoins,” a type of cryptocurrency commonly backed by fiat currency like the U.S. Dollar. The OCC expanded the role of financial institutions by approving their participation in independent node verification networks (“INVNs”) as well as the use of stablecoins to perform bank-permissible functions, such as payment activities. Feb 8, 2021

Ohio’s Statute of Repose “Means What It Says”

Chad Beck explains the impact of Ohio’s Fifth District Court of Appeals ruling in Mercer v. Keane  on Ohio’s statutes of limitation and statutes of repose. The Court affirmed the trial court’s conclusion that Plaintiff’s wrongful death claim was barred by the applicable statute of repose. May 20, 2021

Evidence of Medical Bills Can Help the Defense Put the Band-Aid on Alleged Pain and Suffering – Indiana COA Says Plaintiffs Cannot Hide Medical Bills to Inflate Pain and Suffering Damages

James Policchio and Trenton Gill review a recent appellate decision that has reshaped Indiana’s personal-injury litigation landscape. In Gladstone v. West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, the Indiana Court of Appeals addressed the question of whether evidence of medical bills is admissible where recovery of them is not sought. Apr 29, 2021

Source: Reminger Law Firm

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