Ohio Supreme Court

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Docket Number

2007-0219; 2007-0415


Case Updates

Ohio Supreme Court affirms constitutionality of Ohio asbestos reform litigation

October 15, 2008

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the state's 2004 asbestos reform act imposing tougher standards on asbestos claims is constitutional. As a result, over 40,000 asbestos lawsuits could be subject to heightened requirements for establishing liability.

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief

June 08, 2007

NCLC urged the Ohio Supreme Court to find that the Ohio Asbestos Reform Act can be constitutionally applied to cases pending at the time of enactment. In its brief, NCLC canvassed the asbestos litigation environment and described how claimants impaired by asbestos-related illnesses were being shuffled to the end of the line behind unimpaired claimants. In enacting its asbestos claim legislation, the Ohio legislature sought to remedy this profound unfairness.

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