Ohio House GOP bill would ban vaccine mandates and shield COVID-19 spreaders from lawsuits

BY: - September 22, 2021

An Ohio House Republican proposed legislation Monday that would shield COVID-19 spreaders from lawsuits and ban vaccine mandates for primary education and college students. Rep. Kyle Koehler, R-Springfield, introduced the bill as people infected with the hyper transmissible delta variant crowd area hospitals and Ohio’s vaccination rate sags far below the national average. House Bill […]

More than 30 states join lawsuit accusing Google of anti-competitive practices

BY: - July 9, 2021

Ohio is not among 36 states suing Google over allegations the tech firm is operating a monopoly with its app store and Google Billing, but the suit could have implications in the Buckeye State. In the Midwest, Minnesota, Missouri, Minnesota and South Dakota also are involved with the lawsuit, Utah v. Google. The states claim Google paid off competitors […]

COVID deniers drop lawsuit against health department; their $130k legal fund remains

BY: - March 17, 2021

A citizen group called Ohio Stands Up dropped its lawsuit against the Ohio Department of Health after alleging the state’s orders to slow the spread of COVID-19 amounted to “absolute tyranny.” The group of plaintiffs is comprised of eight Ohioans — including Ohio Board of Education member Kirsten Hill — who baselessly alleged that COVID-19 […]

Workers’ COVID-19 lawsuits could be quashed under GOP push in Congress

BY: - December 18, 2020

WASHINGTON — A wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection with a Tyson meat packing facility in Iowa alleged that managers secretly took bets on how many employees would get sick from COVID-19. Tyson fired seven managers at the Waterloo pork processing plant following an independent investigation into the betting allegations and a wave of national publicity. But […]

COVID-19 lawsuit immunity won’t help economy, might increase spread, poll of economists says

BY: - September 15, 2020

Covid immunity won't help economy, might increase spread, poll of economists says

Legal Analysis: Mail-in voting does not cause fraud, but judges are buying the GOP’s argument that it does

BY: - August 27, 2020

The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee filed lawsuits recently against New Jersey and Nevada to prevent expansive vote-by-mail efforts in those states. These high-profile lawsuits make the same argument that Republicans have made in many lesser-known lawsuits that were filed around the country during the primary season. In all of these lawsuits, Republicans […]

As 1,600 residents die, the nursing home industry fights for lawsuit protections

BY: - June 5, 2020

Betty Chisholm, 94, died of COVID-19 just after midnight on Easter Sunday. She was a resident of The Gardens of St. Francis, in Oregon, Ohio. Her son, Ken, a registered nurse, still has unanswered questions about how she died. If the facility was locked down, how did the virus get in and make it to […]

House passes bill to shield businesses from COVID-19 lawsuits

BY: - May 29, 2020

The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that offers health care providers and general businesses a powerful shield from lawsuits related to COVID-19. House Bill 606 would offer qualified immunity — protection from litigation — to health care providers like first responders or nursing homes during a declared disaster or emergency. The provider […]

Senate GOP pushes bill to shield businesses from coronavirus lawsuits

BY: - May 8, 2020

A ranking Senate Republican is pushing legislation he says will block almost all lawsuits against businesses or health care providers as they relate to COVID-19. Senate Majority Leader Matt Huffman, R-Lima, pitched Senate Bill 308 to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. He said the bill would offer a shield for businesses against frivolous lawsuits […]