The Ohio Supreme Court: A Court at the Crossroads

By David J. Owsiany
October 20, 2004

The Ohio Supreme Court has actively engaged in a series of usurpations of legislative authority in the areas of school funding, tort reform, and workers’ compensation reform. The court has rewritten the uninsured/underinsured motorist statute from the bench in order to find insurer liability where neither the parties nor the General Assembly intended coverage, and the court has unilaterally misappropriated a punitive damages award.