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A Plaintiff’s Assumption of Risk May Not Be a Defense if a Defendant Engages in Willful or Wanton Conduct in a Reckless Manner Toward Plaintiff

In the case of Huston v. Brookpark Skateland Social Club, Inc., 8th Dist. Cuyahoga No. CV-18-892426, 2020-Ohio-488, an Ohio appellate court held that a plaintiff’s assumption of risk may not be a defense if a defendant engages in willful or wanton conduct in a reckless manner toward plaintiff. In this case, a woman roller skating […]

Confronting Employers About Reporting Incorrect Income Figures to the Unemployment Commission is Not Protected Activity

In the case of House v. Iacovelli, 2020-Ohio-435, the Ohio Supreme Court held that an employer terminating an employee for confronting the employer for failing to report correct income figures to the unemployment commission is not wrongful termination. In this case, a former employee sued her former employer for wrongful termination arguing that she was […]

February 11th, 2020 OESCA Legislative e-Update

Matthew John Markling serves as General Counsel for the Ohio Educational Service Center Association (“OESCA”) and McGown & Markling is a longstanding strategic partner with OESCA. Please click here to view the February 11th, 2020 OESCA Legislative e-Update. This e-Update provides information on the FY 2020-2021 Executive Budget that was released today during a 10:00 a.m. press […]