Ohio Supreme Court Holds That Landlord Owes a Duty to a Tenant’s Guest to Provide Adequate Lighting

Attorney Frederick M. Lombardi provides the following update on an Ohio Supreme Court case concerning landlord liability: On February 12, 2014, the Ohio Supreme Court in the case of Mann v. Northgate Investors, LLC, held that a landlord owes a
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Ohio Supreme Court Issues Decision on Jurisdictional Defect in Tax Valuation Complaint

Attorney Frederick M. Lombardi provides the following update on a recent decision by the Ohio Supreme Court: The Ohio Supreme Court, in Shinkle v. Ashtabula Cty. Bd. of Revision, 2013-Ohio-397 (February 13, 2013), determined that the decisions by the Board of Revision
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Eighth District Court of Appeals Issues Guidance on Real Estate Tax Complaint Procedures

The Eighth District Court of Appeals for Cuyahoga County, in four separate cases, ruled on a variety of procedural points with regard to real estate valuation appeals: 1.         In Berea City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd.
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Fifth District Court of Appeals Adopts Majority Approach to Waiver of Subrogation Clause in AIA Contract

In Westfield Ins. Group v. Affinia Dev. LLC, 2012-Ohio-5348 (Nov. 14, 2012), the Fifth District Court of Appeals, Knox County, adopted the majority approach under Ohio law with respect to whether the waiver of subrogation clause between owner and contractor
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Subordination by Subcontractors: “Flow Down” Clause

In KeyBank National Association v. Southwest Greens of Ohio, LLC, the Tenth District, Franklin County Court of Appeals (988 NE 2nd 32, March 29, 2013), held that a so-called “flow down” clause contained in the subcontracts for the construction of
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Seventh District Enforces Arbitration Clause in Oil and Gas Leases

Buckingham’s oil and gas team was victorious in two appeals recently decided by the Seventh District Court of Appeals concerning the enforceability of arbitration clauses in oil and gas leases. The Court of Appeals held that arbitration clauses in oil
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Court of Appeals Torpedoes the Navy’s Case! But is Metcalf Ship-Shape?

Attorney John Swansinger first reported on the perils of relying on pre-bid information from the government in this post discussing Metcalf Construction Company, Inc. v United States Fed Cir. App. Case No. 2013-5041. He now provides the following update on the recent decision
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Ohio Supreme Court Rules on Deed Restriction Case

Attorney Frederick M. Lombardi provides the following update on a recent Ohio Supreme Court decision: In Cincinnati School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Connors, 2012-Ohio-2447, the Ohio Supreme Court, on June 6, 2012, addressing a deed restriction by the Cincinnati
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Ohio’s Natural Gas and Crude Oil Industry Projected to Create Many New Jobs (and Not Just for Lawyers)

Ohio is beginning to feel the economic impact of the tremendous growth in exploration of Utica Shale formations for natural gas and crude oil.  In 2014, it is projected that there will be 178,088 jobs in Ohio resulting from the
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Amendment to Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Act

Attorney Michael J. Matasich reports on a new amendment to Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Act, which takes effect on January 30, 2014. The 2006 version of Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Act (R.C. § 5301.56) (“DMA”) requires surface owners to engage in a
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