January
18th 2018

Supreme Court Affirms Punitive Damages Only Available for Torts

In a recent case, Lucarell v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, 2018-Ohio-15, the Ohio Supreme Court affirmed that punitive damages are only available as an award for tort claims under Ohio law. Rejecting the logic of several Ohio appellate courts, including the Seventh District Court of Appeals, the Court held there is no “exception” to the longstanding common law rule precluding the award of punitive damages for breach of contract.... Read More

December
22nd 2017

TRZ Gives Back

We at TRZ have much to be thankful for: exceptional clients, talented peers, valued friends of the firm, and colleagues who are like family. For all of you, we are grateful.... Read More

December
6th 2017

Assessing Advanced Cellphone Location Evidence

In recent years, all the major cellular providers have developed advanced technology that purports to determine the approximate locations of cellphones on the providers' networks, even without GPS. Law enforcement has been especially interested in this technology for locating a cellphone before, during, or after a crime. It offers the same promise in civil cases. Because this evidence is the product of complicated technological processes, jurors may be tempted to believe that the processes are infallible.... Read More

January
18th 2018

Supreme Court Affirms Punitive Damages Only Available for Torts

In a recent case, Lucarell v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, 2018-Ohio-15, the Ohio Supreme Court affirmed that punitive damages are only available as an award for tort claims under Ohio law. Rejecting the logic of several Ohio appellate courts, including the Seventh District Court of Appeals, the Court held there is no “exception” to the longstanding common law rule precluding the award of punitive damages for breach of contract.... Read More

December
22nd 2017

TRZ Gives Back

We at TRZ have much to be thankful for: exceptional clients, talented peers, valued friends of the firm, and colleagues who are like family. For all of you, we are grateful.... Read More

December
6th 2017

Assessing Advanced Cellphone Location Evidence

In recent years, all the major cellular providers have developed advanced technology that purports to determine the approximate locations of cellphones on the providers' networks, even without GPS. Law enforcement has been especially interested in this technology for locating a cellphone before, during, or after a crime. It offers the same promise in civil cases. Because this evidence is the product of complicated technological processes, jurors may be tempted to believe that the processes are infallible.... Read More

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