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Ohio Breach of Contract Statute of Limitations Shortened to 6 Years
March 29, 2021
On March 16, 2021, Governor DeWine signed into law S.B. 13 which shortens Ohio’s statute of limitations for filing lawsuits based on breach of contract. A statute of limitation is the time period within which a party must file a lawsuit before its claim expires as a matter of law.
Justin M. Alaburda
Ohio Supreme Court Clarifies Medical Statute of Limitations
February 1, 2021
The Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision in late December that clarifies and finalizes the Ohio law regarding the period of time in which patients can assert claims for medical malpractice. The Court was examining the interplay between three different statutes being the statute of limitations, the statute of repose, and the savings statute.
Scott P. Sandrock
Governor DeWine Signs Bill Tolling Statutes of Limitations During COVID-19 Emergency Period
March 27, 2020
During his March 27, 2020 press conference on Ohio’s ongoing efforts to respond to COVID-19, Governor Mike DeWine officially signed House Bill 197 into law. HB 197, which passed the Ohio House and Senate with unanimous bipartisan support, contains important provisions affecting the legal rights of litigants whose claims may be subject to the statutes of limitations enacted under the Ohio Revised Code.
Daniel J. Rudary