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Coverage For Lawyers Formerly with A Firm
Posted on August 1st, 2010

The OBLIC policy provides continued coverage for lawyers who were previously insured under a firm’s policy before leaving the firm for claims made against the lawyer if ‘the act, error or omission giving rise to a “Claim” occurred during a time period for which the person was previously insured by a policy issued by the […]

OBLIC Initiates New IT System
Posted on August 1st, 2010

OBLIC policyholders who have seen new quotes since June 2010 will note that the format of the quoting information has changed. The Declarations page also will include more comprehensive descriptions of the endorsements that are listed and made part of the policy. The changes are part of an extensive IT development process in place for […]

Mortgages Under Fire in Bankrupcty Proceedings
Posted on August 1st, 2010

It has become a regular exercise in the federal bankruptcy courts in Ohio to examine mortgage instruments for flaws in the execution of a mortgage. This exercise allows trustees to have the mortgage instruments found invalid, and the formerly secured creditor to usually end up with unsecured creditor status. This can be the case, even […]

TOD Affidavits For Real Estate
Posted on April 1st, 2010

Ohio law changed effective December 28, 2009 regarding the transfer of real estate upon death. The procedure to be used now involves the preparation of an affidavit by the owner conveying the interest upon death, rather than a TOD deed. Existing TOD deeds recorded prior to that date are still effective. Sample affidavits can be […]

Recent Case of Note
Posted on April 1st, 2010

The Court of Appeals for the Seventh District, Columbiana County, recently held in Ohio The Court of Appeals for the Seventh District, Columbiana County, recently held in Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation v Jeffrey McKinley, et al. that the language of R.C. 4123.931 creates and independent right of recovery and the six year statute of […]

Seminar Set for 2010 OSBA Convention: Effectively Staffing Your Law Firm
Posted on April 1st, 2010

OBLIC is again planning to present a joint seminar with the Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Section Board of Governors at the 2010 OSBA Annual Convention in Dayton, Ohio. The seminar on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at the Dayton Convention Center titled Effectively Staffing Your Law Firm will convene at 2:15 PM with a […]

Sample Client Non-Representation Letter
Posted on January 19th, 2010

This is a sample client non-representation letter that you may utilize within your practice or however you may deem necessary.

Fee Agreement Letter
Posted on January 19th, 2010

This is a sample fee agreement letter that you may utilize within your practice or however you may deem necessary.

Liability For Payments Received By A Client For Which Medicare Claims Reimbursement
Posted on November 1st, 2009

Attorneys who represent claimants in personal injury actions need to keep in mind that if any medical treatment was paid for by Medicare, then Medicare has an interest in proceeds of a settlement, and in addition, has very broad claims for reimbursement of the same. The regulations implementing the government’s right of recovery state that […]

Legal Malpractice Decision May Create Problems for Plaintiff Medical Malpractice Claimants
Posted on November 1st, 2009

The Ohio Supreme Court recently determined that a legal malpractice claim must be filed against the lawyers individually who committed the malpractice. Filing suit against a law firm, without naming the lawyers for which the firm may be vicariously liable, was not adequate, Nat. Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA v. Wuerth, et al., […]