Entries by Wesley Kretch

No Conviction Needed: Ohio Supreme Court Rules That Lawsuits Based on Criminal Acts Do Not Require an Underlying Conviction

August 3, 2020  On July 29, 2020, the Supreme Court of Ohio decided Buddenberg v. Weisdack et al., 2020-Ohio-3832, an important case interpreting a provision of the Ohio Revised Code which imparts civil liability on persons who engaged in “criminal acts.” Before Buddenberg, it was not clear whether a party could bring a civil lawsuit […]

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Walter | Haverfield Secures Victory for Client in Ohio Supreme Court Case

September 18, 2020  On September 16, 2020, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled in favor of the Village of Put-in-Bay’s imposition of a tax on owners of vehicles available for hire. Walter | Haverfield partners, Susan Keating Anderson and Benjamin Chojnacki represented the Village in the case against a Put-in-Bay business owner.  Ms. Anderson, who […]