OSBA Plans Tort Reform Seminar

The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) this month will present a CLE seminar titled Senate Bill 80 - Tort Reform in two locations.

Programs will take place on Friday, March 4 at the Forum Conference Center, East 9th and St. Clair streets, Cleveland, and on Friday, March 11 at the OSBA offices, 1700 Lake Shore Drive, Columbus, OH. Sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with registration starting at 8 a.m.

Governor Bob Taft recently signed Senate Bill 80, an omnibus tort reform bill that affects damages that can be recovered by injured persons and imposes a statute of repose in product liability cases.

This OSBA program presents a comprehensive overview of new legislation. Specific discussion topics include accrual of actions, product liability, damages, evidence issues, jury instructions, attorney fees, legal consumers bill of rights, remedial provisions, and legislative intent.

Among the speakers at this morning session are Ohio State Rep. Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati), the Hon. Kim Burke, Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas; the Hon. Janet R. Burnside, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, and Terry M. Miller, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP.

For details on registration fees and CLE credits, see the Bulletin Board on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To register for the program, call (800) 232-7124 or access www.ohiobar.org.