• 10th District Court of Appeals Finds Radiculitis May Be a Compensable Condition

    In Ellis v. Columbus Developmental Center, 2018-Ohio-933, the claimant moved to allow her claim for lumbar radiculitis, as well as lumbar disc herniations at two levels.  Administratively, the Commission denied the claimant’s motion, leading the claimant to appeal to court pursuant to R.C. 4123.512.

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  • Ninth District Court of Appeals Holds Modification of a Parking Brake Amounts to Removal of a Safety Guard

    In Seaton v. City of Willoughby, 2018-Ohio-77, an employee of the City of Willoughby, who was an operator of an asphalt roller, died while working on a paving project to patch potholes.  While parked on a hill, the asphalt roller unexpectedly began to roll down a hill, causing the employee to jump off the roller.  The employee hit his head and he subsequently died from his injuries.  The administrator of his estate filed a wrongful death action.

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  • Supreme Court Holds Claimants Must Give Notice of Settlements in Subrogation Cases

    On April 19, 2018, the Ohio Supreme Court decided a very important case for self-insured employers who have subrogation rights under R.C. 4123.931.  In Bur. of Work. Comp. v. Verlinger, 2018-Ohio-148, the claimant filed a workers’ compensation claim for injuries arising from an automobile accident.  Initially, the Bureau denied the claim.  After referral to the Commission, a district hearing officer disallowed the claim.

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  • Ohio Ballot Board Certifies Recreational Marijuana Proposal

    If you thought that the passage of Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program, which is set to become fully effective on September 8, 2018, would end the debate on marijuana use in Ohio, you are wrong.  On May 17, 2018, the Ohio Ballot Board certified a proposed constitutional amendment titled Marijuana Rights and Regulations, which we previously reported on.
    This proposed constitutional amendment seeks to establish marijuana use as a “right” of adult Ohio citizens age 21 and older.

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  • Bugbee & Conkle Welcomes Elizabeth Bolduc, Esq.

    We are proud to welcome Elizabeth L. Bolduc to Bugbee & Conkle as the newest member of our Labor & Employment practice!
    Elizabeth was born in Jacksonville Florida and loves the warm weather, sunshine and the beach. She moved to Toledo in middle-school and looks forward to the opportunity to give back to and get more involved with the Toledo Community.

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