Another View Of Ohio's Statute On Employer Tort Claims

Law360, New York (June 4, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT) -- Thomas Palmer, an attorney at Thompson Hine LLP's business litigation and product liability litigation practice based in Columbus, Ohio, recently wrote an article for this publication advocating that an Ohio employer has an unfettered right to select defense counsel when facing a suit for intentional tort. In this writer’s view, employers should proceed with caution in doing so.

In an attempt to circumvent the “exclusivity” provisions of Ohio workers’ compensation law, employees may sue an employer for intentional misconduct. But since 2005, Ohio statutory law has...
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