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BMD Sponsors Ruhlin Clays Classic Benefiting the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Foundation

BMD was one of the proud sponsors of this year's 4th Annual Ruhlin Clays Classic held at Hill n' Dale Club in Medina.  Attorneys Robert A. Hager, Justin M. Alaburda, Jeffrey C. Miller and Justin M. Lovdahl enjoyed the afternoon with Ruhlin and helping to raise monies for the benefit of the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Foundation.  

 

Ohio’s Statute of Repose: Is it Really a Bar to All Construction Claims?

In response to the increase in common-law claims against architects and contractors brought by third parties who lacked “privity of contract”, many states enacted a construction statute of repose. A statute of repose is intended to forever bar claims for certain injuries or damages after a set period of time following substantial completion. Subject to certain exceptions, the primary distinction between a statute of repose and statute of limitations is that a statute of repose begins to run regardless of whether one is aware of a defect.

Martin Pangrace and Catherine McCain Presenting at AIA Contract Document Workshop - September 26, 2017

Robert A. Hager Awarded the John Carroll University 2017 Alumni Medal

Robert A. Hager awarded the John Carroll University 2017 Alumni Medal

Ohio Court of Claims Explains Surety’s Obligations After Contractor Default

A surety thinking of funding its bankrupt principal for the purpose of completing a project should take notice of the recent decision in Jutte Elec., Ltd v. Ohio Facilitates Constr. Comm.

Duty to Preserve ESI: The Stakes Just Got Higher

A recent federal court decision highlights the potentially severe consequences for companies that do not take the proper steps to preserve electronically stored information (“ESI”) in anticipation of or in connection with litigation.