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Supreme Court: Lawyers Were Not In Privity With Minority Shareholders
Posted on August 1st, 2007

The Ohio Supreme Court recently reversed, in part, an appellate decision that held that attorneys for a majority shareholder were in “privity” with the minority shareholders. The majority shareholder had sold her stock in the closely held corporation to a grandson. The minority shareholders included two of her children, who did not learn of the […]

Ethics Newsletter Available
Posted on August 1st, 2007

The law firm of Bricker & Eckler’s recently- introduced newsletter, The Legal Professional, is available free of charge via email. This newsletter will provide readers with updates and explanations of legal ethics rules and the effect they have on individual lawyers, law firms, in-house corporate counsel, government lawyers and other legal service organizations. To receive […]

“Double Dismissal” Ruled Clarified
Posted on August 1st, 2007

The Ohio Supreme Court recently ruled that the “double dismissal” rule only applies to suits dismissed under Civil Rule 41(A)(1)(a), a voluntary dismissal by the plaintiff prior to commencement of trial. A plaintiffcan only take one 41(A)(1)(a) dismissal, as that rule states in part that “a notice of dismissal operates as an adjudication upon the merits of […]

“Professional Services and Title Agents”
Posted on August 1st, 2007

ProNational Insurance Company insured the law firm of Davis & Meyer, Ltd., an Ohio law firm, for “Professional Services” rendered or that should have been rendered to clients. Included in the definition of “Professional Services” was the following: “Professional services also means services (including title opinions or title certifications) performed by an Insured for others […]