Ohio Ruling Reflects Meaningful Tort Reform Efforts

Law360, New York (January 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A recent Ohio Supreme Court ruling upholding the constitutionality of two tort reform measures enacted by the Ohio General Assembly will promote Ohio’s business climate and economic health.

Arbino v. Johnson & Johnson, a product liability case, directly challenged the constitutionality of key provisions of Senate Bill 80, which took effect in April 2005.

The challenged provisions set limits for both noneconomic and punitive damages in personal injury lawsuits. In response, the Ohio Supreme Court held that the two key measures of the bill do not...
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