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Should courts limit jury awards for child rape victims? Supreme Court weighs arguments

BY: - March 31, 2022

Lawyers for a woman who was repeatedly raped and sexually abused as a child argued Wednesday the Ohio Supreme Court should overturn or at least pare down a law that limits millions in damages a jury awarded her. In 2005, Ohio lawmakers passed a “tort reform” law that among other provisions, sets a limit of […]

How a 2005 Ohio ‘tort reform’ law has cost child rape victims millions

BY: - November 1, 2021

Placing limits on the money juries can award to lawsuit winners was “urgently needed to restore balance, fairness and predictability” into Ohio’s court system, the authors of 2005 “tort reform” legislation wrote. The absence of such maximums, they said, would hold the door for open runaway juries demanding corporations pay outrageous sums in legal disputes. […]

One year after murder of George Floyd, police reform stalled in Ohio

BY: - May 25, 2021

About a month after a Minneapolis police officer murdered George Floyd during an arrest last summer, Gov. Mike DeWine announced a package of proposals he said would impose accountability on police. As of Tuesday, the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s death, none of those proposals became law or even went up for a vote. In mid-April […]

Congressional Dems advance pro-union reforms with an eye toward Nov. elections

BY: - February 6, 2020

WASHINGTON — Buried under news about the Iowa caucuses, the president’s State of the Union address and the end of the impeachment trial is an upcoming vote on what could be the most significant labor reform legislation in a generation. The U.S. House bill would strengthen protections for workers who organize for higher wages, better […]