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Below are articles, presentations and other resources that we found to be insightful and think could be incredibly helpful for our current policyholders.
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., […]

Disaster Planning Handbook Available
Posted on September 1st, 2009

The 2009 Law Office Management Handbook, Disaster Planning for Lawyers: Being Prepared When Catastrophe Strikes is available on the OBLIC website at www.oblic.com. These materials were provided in conjunction with the seminar on this topic presented at the OSBA Annual Convention. We hope you will find this information helpful to your practice.

Ohio Supreme Court Confirms That Plaintiffs Must Prove The Underlying Case Would Have Been Successful
Posted on September 1st, 2009

The Ohio Supreme Court resolved any questions with respect to whether or not its 2008 decision in Environmental Network Corp. v. Goodman Weiss Miller LLP, 119 O.S.3d 209, 2008-Ohio-3833, (hereinafter referred to as “ENC”) applied only to legal malpractice claims where a client complained about the settlement of the case giving rise to a malpractice claim. […]

Malpractice “TRAP” Still Exists For 41A Dismissals-Wrongful Death
Posted on September 1st, 2009

In 2004, the General Assembly closed a malpractice “trap” that was contained in the general savings statute, RC 2305.19. Prior to that change, a complaint that had been dismissed under Civil Rule 41A had to be re-filed either within one year from the date of the voluntary dismissal, or within the original terminating date of […]