Ohio High Court Upholds Employer Intentional Tort Law

Law360, New York (March 24, 2010, 1:48 PM EDT) -- Ohio's highest court has preserved a state law limiting actions workers can bring against their employers for injuries on the job, rejecting claims that the law violates the state's constitution.

The law restricting workers' ability to file “employer intentional tort” lawsuits while simultaneously receiving workers' compensation benefits does not violate the Ohio constitution, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled in a pair of decisions Tuesday.

Rose Kaminski filed the first suit decided in 2007 after a steel coil fell and injured her legs and feet on...
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