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Employment At Will In Ohio: Working From Within, Brian Wilson Jul 2015

Employment At Will In Ohio: Working From Within, Brian Wilson

Akron Law Review

This comment seeks to measure the parameters of Ohio's exceptions to the at-will rule in relation to other states' views on this issue. Also included is an examination of the interplay between the legislature and the judiciary in affecting change in Ohio. A proposal designed to "solidify" the public policy exception to the at-will rule after Phung v. Waste Management, Inc., a recent Ohio Supreme Court case, will also be presented.


Shareholders Do Not Have Standing To Bring An Individual Action Against Third Parties Who Have Damaged The Corporation: Adair V. Wozniak, Frank Carrino Jul 2015

Shareholders Do Not Have Standing To Bring An Individual Action Against Third Parties Who Have Damaged The Corporation: Adair V. Wozniak, Frank Carrino

Akron Law Review

Apart from the context of a derivative action, can a shareholder in a corporation sue individually for wrongful acts committed against the corporation by third parties?

The general rule of corporate law states that a shareholder cannot attain standing for such a suit. This rule is grounded on the theory that all shareholders should incur loss from third party wrongdoing in proportion to the amount of shares he or she holds, and likewise should proportionately benefit when the corporate entity wins an action. In addition, courts are fearful that if this rule were not in force, then there would be ...


Interpreting The Pollution Exclusion Clause In The Comprehensive General Liability Policy - Ohio's Next Step, W. Roger Fry, Jonathan P. Saxton Jul 2015

Interpreting The Pollution Exclusion Clause In The Comprehensive General Liability Policy - Ohio's Next Step, W. Roger Fry, Jonathan P. Saxton

Akron Law Review

Our purpose here is to analyze the courts' treatment of the pollution exclusion clause. From the context of insurance policy interpretation, decisions regarding the exclusion will be reviewed and placed in a national perspective. The Ohio decisions will be examined against the backdrop of current trends and the national consensus.

We conclude, for the reasons which follow, that the Ohio Supreme Court, when presented with the issue, should not adopt the findings of the Ohio appellate courts in interpreting the pollution exclusion clause, but should recognize that those decisions were wrong and follow the law which finds sudden and accidental ...


Rocky River V. Serb: Second-Guessing The State Legislature, Timothy D. Rudy Jul 2015

Rocky River V. Serb: Second-Guessing The State Legislature, Timothy D. Rudy

Akron Law Review

This note discusses why Rocky River was wrongly decided as a matter of constitutional adjudication and why it is likely to be overruled, irrespective of a personnel change on the court. The note concludes that the decision, written by Chief Justice Thomas Moyer, was weak and based on questionable policy. The majority misapplied recent precedent on local government's home-rule powers, ignored another provision of the state constitution granting the state legislature unlimited authority in the field of public employee welfare, and ignored the stare decisis effect of its recent decisions which found the Act was a general law of ...


Judicial Misuses Of The Word Fraud To Defeat The Parol Evidence Rule And The Statute Of Frauds, Morris G. Shanker Jul 2015

Judicial Misuses Of The Word Fraud To Defeat The Parol Evidence Rule And The Statute Of Frauds, Morris G. Shanker

Akron Law Review

The courts, of course, continue to recognize that the Parol Evidence Rule exists and to pay lip service to it. However, they have developed a series of so called "exceptions" to its application, and lawyers for litigants have learned these "exception" lessons well. Thus, whenever a client becomes unhappy with one or of more of the terms of a written contract which he signed, his lawyer likely will fish out one of these "exceptions" in an effort to excuse his client from it.

Unfortunately, many Ohio lawyers will not realize that their Supreme Court in its Marion Production Credit Association ...