Understanding the Legal Process

Tort Reform Ruled A Failure

by Staff | March 19th, 2015

For decades the insurance industry spent untold millions trying to convince the public and state legislators that “tort reform” was badly needed to prevent doctors from fleeing the state, to stop “frivolous” lawsuits and runaway jury verdicts, to lower the exorbitantly high malpractice premiums a doctor has to pay, and to end the practice of […]

Pay Day Loans. The Ultimate Rip Off.

by Staff | February 24th, 2015

Would you take out a loan at 300% interest?  Millions of people do it.  The promise of fast cash regardless of credit history. The payday loan industry aggressively preys on the poor — people who are so up against it that they will agree to the obscene terms of the loan.  They target the poor, […]

What Does Your Settlement Include?

by Jordan Lebovitz | April 4th, 2014

Clients often ask: “What does my settlement include?” Importantly, you are always entitled to know what part of your settlement you will actually receive, and what part will be paid to reimburse the costs of litigating your case. Should you have any questions about this or any other matter, you should contact your attorney. The […]

Should I sign these forms my insurance company sent me?

by Jordan Lebovitz | March 20th, 2014

Oftentimes, either your insurance company or the other driver’s insurance company will send you forms to fill out, sign, and return to them. You should ALWAYS consult with an attorney that specializes in accident and injury law before filling out, signing, and sending in these documents. They are often worded to look simple and easy […]

Who pays for my medical bills?

by David Herman | March 17th, 2014

The party who caused your injuries is responsible for paying your medical bills. The difficulty is that the medical bills are typically paid at the resolution of your legal case, which might take a considerable amount of time. The hospitals and doctors will not wait for your personal injury settlement to start collecting on outstanding […]

DECODED: The Mechanics of a Jury Trial

by Jordan Lebovitz | November 12th, 2013

PART 1 – JURY SELECTION Some people cherish jury duty as an exercise of their civic duty. Others just dread the thought. While the citizens of Cuyahoga County may gravitate (or run) towards either side of this spectrum, it is essential to understand how being picked as a juror in Cuyahoga County is different from […]

Medical Authorizations And Your Client’s Right To Privacy

by Kathleen J. St. John | January 16th, 2013

by Kathleen J. St. John What do orthopaedic injuries from an automobile accident have in common with your client’s gynecological records?  Nothing, you say?  In most Ohio appellate districts, you’d be right; or, at least, you’d have the opportunity to prove you’re right through an in camera inspection.  However, in at least one appellate district […]

Plaintiffs win partial reimbusement in class-action lawsuit against Bank of America

by lmallernee | November 19th, 2012

November 19, 2012 As many as 70,000 Ohioans were among the lead plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of investors who bought or held Bank of America stock at the time the company announced its plan to buy Merrill Lynch, reports the Columbia Dispatch. At about the same time that Lehman Brothers collapsed and […]

Ohio Supreme Court Elections: Does Anyone Care?

by David Herman | October 17th, 2012

When November rolls around in an election year, we Ohioans are accustomed to being the belle of the political ball. We are told that we live in a swing state and that no presidential candidate has a prayer of winning without our stamp of approval.  Our privileged status means that presidential hopefuls campaign frequently in […]

Two Important Factors When Treating for Work Related Injuries: Consistency and Compliance

by Ben Wiborg | October 11th, 2012

Many clients may not realize the importance of attending doctors’ appointments regularly. Although fitting in routine visits with your everyday responsibilities can be challenging, doing so is essential to managing your workers’ compensation claim. Consistency and compliance are key factors to receiving workers’ compensation benefits as well as to recovering from work-related injuries. When your […]