The Ohio General Assembly recently passed SB 80, the comprehensive lawsuit reform bill, and HB 498, the workers’ compensation intentional tort bill.

Insurance trade groups applauded the legislation. “The growth of the lawsuit industry has exploded in recent years, with a new lawsuit being filed every two seconds and class action lawsuits having grown over 1,000 percent in the past decade,” said Greg LaCost, regional manager and senior counsel for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America. “As one of the largest private purchasers of legal services, the property/casualty industry is uniquely affected by the nation’s legal system.”

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