December 8, 2010 / Law Alert

Significant Decisions from 2010 Affecting Consumer Litigation

In 2010, the Ohio Supreme Court has dealt with a variety of issues affecting our corporate clients that are subject to lawsuits brought by consumers. These issues span from initiating a lawsuit—including how to identify an unknown defendant in a summons and complaint, to the admissibility of evidence at trial—in particular, ruling that evidence of write-offs by medical providers is admissible. Based on the broad range of topics analyzed by the Ohio Supreme Court, perhaps it is not surprising that the Court also approved the exercise of jurisdiction of Ohio courts over non-resident defendants who reach into the state through electronic media such as internet blogs.