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IMPORTANT PRACTICE RULES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017

July 5, 2017 — Columbus, OH  |  Download PDF  |  Media Contact: Antionette Goff
In accordance with the Ohio Constitution, amendments to the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure, Ohio Rules of Criminal Procedure, Ohio Rules of Appellate Procedure, and Ohio Rules of Evidence took effect on July 1, 2017.   Of particular note:

  • Amendments to Civil Rule 19.1 Compulsory Joinder, added the claims of adult emancipated children who may recover under Ohio law for the loss of parental consortium caused by injuries to a parent, pursuant to Rolf v. Tri State Motor Transit Co., 91 Ohio St. 3d 380, 2001-Ohio-44, to the claims listed in Rule 19.1 (A) Persons to be joined.
  • Amendments to Civil Rule 30(C)(1) provide that each party at the deposition may examine the deponent without regard to which party served notice or called the deposition and that the Ohio Rules of Evidence apply, except Evidence Rule 103 and Evidence Rule 615.
  • Amendments to Civil Rules 33(A)(2), 34(B), and 36(A) will now require that the initial Complaint be served prior to initiating any written discovery requests.
  • Amendments to Criminal Rule 5(B)(7) changed the term “transcript” to “record” to clarify that for cases bound over from municipal court to common pleas court, a verbatim record is not required to be transmitted.

To read about additional amendments, click here.  If you have any questions about this or any other loss prevention topic, please contact:

Gretchen Koehler Mote, J.D.,

Director of Loss Prevention
Ohio Bar Liability Insurance Company
Direct Phone Line: 614.572.0620