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Navigating Business Interruption Insurance and Bad Faith Claims During COVID-19

For Businesses| May 15, 2020

Due to statewide closures, many Ohio businesses have faced devastating losses of revenue. Non-essential businesses have suffered greatly, and even essential businesses are seeing far less traffic than normal.  What matters in all of this is that as a business owner and policyholder, your insurance company has a duty to try and fulfill your claim. …

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Fighting for Safety and Accountability on the Road: Trucking Accident Lawsuits

For IndividualsPersonal InjuryWrongful Death| April 28, 2020

Pursuing personal injury or wrongful-death litigation after a trucking accident or semi crash can be overwhelming for victims and their families. The process is different than in standard motor-vehicle cases—the foundation is the same, but the significant differences require additional expertise and care that Cooper Elliott is well-equipped to provide. We approach trucking accident cases …

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State And County Fair Safety & What To Do If You Are Injured At The Fair

Personal InjuryWrongful Death| November 18, 2019

For many people, a day at the fair means eating deep-fried foods, looking at prizewinning animals, and enjoying entertainment along the fairway. Unfortunately, the day doesn’t always go that way for everyone. In July 2017, a young couple boarded the KMG Fireball ride at the Ohio State Fair. Within minutes after it started, the ride …

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Judge Willett’s Opinion and the “Catch” to Qualified Immunity

Civil Rights| November 20, 2018

We’ve talked before about the doctrine of qualified immunity: what it is, the scope and boundaries of its application, and how, at times, it can serve as an impediment to genuine justice. It’s important for us as civil rights attorneys to keep up on cases where qualified immunity plays a major role in legal decisions. …

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Achieving Equal Protection against Discrimination through the Ohio Fairness Act

Civil Rights| November 8, 2018

The law is intended to protect the rights of all citizens equally. But what happens to equal protection when the laws are inconsistent from one jurisdiction to the next? In that case, the promise of protection waivers, and the rights of certain individuals and groups become unclear. That’s what is going on right now in …

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Excessive Force Victim Denied Constitutional Right to Access Courts

Civil RightsPersonal Injury| October 30, 2018

As civil rights attorneys, we pay close attention to important cases and rulings that highlight flaws in the legal system. We also pay attention when courts set precedent that shows promise of improvement. We’ve addressed the potential dangers posed by the Qualified Immunity Doctrine. It’s just one facet of the legal system that government actors …

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Botulism Outbreak Leads to Need for Civil Litigation

Personal InjuryWrongful Death| October 11, 2018

The decision to sue after personal injury sometimes involves a complex internal struggle. Even when the damage is obvious, and the negligence and responsibility are reasonably clear, victims may still face questions about whether civil litigation is the right path to take. What should one do when negligence leads to a life-long debilitation? And how …

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