Supreme Court decision paves way for big change to Sovereign Immunity law

Supreme Court decision paves way for big change to Sovereign Immunity law In the month of December, the United States Supreme Court  issued an important unanimous decision that could lay the groundwork for a significant change to sovereign immunity law in the United States. The case, captioned Tanzin v. Tanvir,...

Biggest Jury Verdicts in Ohio History

Biggest Jury Verdicts in Ohio History As Personal Injury Trial Lawyers, the lawyers at Sawan & Sawan know how powerful a jury verdict can be. While many personal injury cases settle well before trial, many catastrophic injury cases end up in front of a jury. This is because many insurance...

Smith v. Erie Insurance Company 148 Ohio St.3d 192

Smith et al. v. Erie Insurance Company148 Ohio St.3d 192 Facts:Insured was driving late in the evening when another vehicle traveling the opposite direction, crossed the center line. This caused Insured to swerve off of the road, into several trees in order to avoid a collision. There was no physical...

Wyckoff Trucking v. Marsh Brothers Trucking Service 58 Ohio St.3d 261 (1991)

Wyckoff Trucking, Inc. et al. v. Marsh Brothers Trucking Service, Inc. et al.58 Ohio St.3d 261 (1991) Facts:Driver operated a tractor-trailer rig, which was owned by his employer Wyckoff Trucking. Wyckoff leased the rights to use Driver’s services and rig to C.J. Rogers Trucking Co. Rogers had exclusive possession and...

Damon’s Missouri, Inc. v. Davis et al. 63 Ohio St.3d 605 (1992)

Damon’s Missouri, Inc. v. Davis et al., 63 Ohio St.3d 605 (1992) Facts: Plaintiff is a restaurant chain who utilized Davis, an insurance broker and the president of Affiliated Risk, for all insurance matters. Prior to opening a new restaurant, Plaintiff gave Davis the lease for the building that the...

Albain v. Flower Hospital 50 Ohio St.3d 251 (1990)

Albain v. Flower Hospital, 50 Ohio St.3d 251 (1990) Facts: Plaintiff was eight months pregnant, when at approximately 1:30 p.m., she began bleeding vaginally. Paramedics took Plaintiff to Flower Hospital at 2:00 p.m. Plaintiff’s doctor was called (Crayne), but did not have staff privileges at Flower Hospital, so Plaintiff was put...

Sarimento et al. v. Grange Mutual Casualty Company 106 Ohio St.3d 403 (2005)

Sarimento et al. v. Grange Mutual Casualty Company, 106 Ohio St.3d 403 (2005) Facts:Appellants (six individuals, including two minors) were driving in New Mexico when they were struck by a motor vehicle driven by an uninsured motorist. The Appellant’s truck was insured under an insurance contract with Apellee that was...

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