§ 2307.01 Action defined
§ 2307.011 Civil action definitions
§ 2307.06 Suit on bond
§ 2307.07 Copy of bond
§ 2307.09 Married woman may sue and be sued
§ 2307.10 Wife’s right to defend
§ 2307.12 Next friend liable for costs
§ 2307.131 Appointment of trustee of interest of person not yet born – representing future interest of charitable trust
§ 2307.14 Compensation and replacement of guardian ad litem or trustee
§ 2307.15 Determination of insanity of a party
§ 2307.16 Partnership may sue or be sued by its name
§ 2307.17 Person claiming property interest may be made a party
§ 2307.18 Officer acting under process may interplead
§ 2307.22 Joint and several tort liability
§ 2307.23 Determining percentage of tortious conduct attributable to party in tort action
§ 2307.24 Joint and several liability that is not based in tort
§ 2307.25 Right of contribution
§ 2307.26 Enforcing contribution one or more tortfeasors
§ 2307.27 Satisfying judgment – apportioning liability
§ 2307.28 Release or a covenant not to sue or not to enforce judgment
§ 2307.29 Contribution rights relation to other statutes
§ 2307.30 Separate composition of joint debtor with creditor
§ 2307.34 Cause of action for contribution in favor of primary insurer against secondary insurer
§ 2307.381 Long-arm statute definitions
§ 2307.382 Personal jurisdiction
§ 2307.385 Jurisdiction
§ 2307.39 Agreements to be bound by Ohio law
§ 2307.40 Members and officers of the general assembly privileged from answering
§ 2307.41 Venue for aircraft negligence
§ 2307.44 Hazing civil liability
§ 2307.45 Reciprocity in enforcing tax statutes
§ 2307.46 Request for confidentiality by woman bringing civil action based on abortion
§ 2307.50 Civil action to recover damages for interference with the parental or guardianship interest
§ 2307.51 Civil action for damages related to crime of trafficking in persons
§ 2307.52 Civil action for damages for terminating or attempting termination of pregnancy after viability
§ 2307.53 Civil action for damages for dismemberment abortion or partial birth feticide
§ 2307.54 Civil action for abortion after 20 weeks
§ 2307.60 Civil action for damages for criminal act
§ 2307.601 No duty to retreat in residence or vehicle
§ 2307.61 Civil action for willful damage or theft
§ 2307.611 Damages in actions for identity fraud
§ 2307.62 Civil action for damages by cable television owner or operator
§ 2307.63 Consent as defense in action against mental health professional based on sexual conduct or contact
§ 2307.64 Regulating electronic mail advertisements
§ 2307.65 Civil action to recover benefits improperly paid
§ 2307.66 Civil action for dissemination of images
§ 2307.70 Civil action for damages for vandalism, desecration or ethnic intimidation
§ 2307.71 Product liability definitions
§ 2307.711 Assumption of risk as affirmative defense to product liability claim
§ 2307.72 Civil action for product liability claim
§ 2307.73 Liability of manufacturer – enterprise liability rejected
§ 2307.74 Product defective in manufacture or construction
§ 2307.75 Product defective in design or formulation
§ 2307.76 Product defective due to inadequate warning or instruction
§ 2307.77 Product conforming to representation made by manufacturer
§ 2307.78 Liability of supplier
§ 2307.79 Compensatory damages for economic loss from manufacturer or supplier
§ 2307.80 Punitive or exemplary damages from manufacturer or supplier
§ 2307.81 Dissemination of false information about the safety of Ohio’s food supply
§ 2307.84 Silicosis or mixed dust disease claims – definitions
§ 2307.85 Silicosis claim – prima facie showing – evidence of physical impairment – effect of decision
§ 2307.86 Mixed dust disease claim – prima facie showing – evidence of physical impairment – effect of decision
§ 2307.87 Silicosis or mixed dust disease claim – filing of evidence of physical impairment – challenge – administrative dismissal
§ 2307.88 Silicosis or mixed dust disease claim – tolling of statute of limitations – nonmalignant and cancer claims distinct
§ 2307.89 Silicosis or mixed dust disease claim against premises owner
§ 2307.90 Silicosis or mixed dust disease claim – operation of other laws unaffected – exhumation not required
§ 2307.901 Silicosis or mixed dust disease claim – multiple defendants – substantial factor test
§ 2307.902 Silicosis or mixed dust disease claim – piercing the corporate veil
§ 2307.91 Asbestos claims – definitions
§ 2307.92 Asbestos claim – prima facie showing – evidence of physical impairment – effect of decision
§ 2307.93 Asbestos claim – filing of evidence of physical impairment – challenge – administrative dismissal
§ 2307.94 Asbestos claim – tolling of statute of limitations – nonmalignant and cancer claims distinct
§ 2307.941 Asbestos claim against premises owner
§ 2307.95 Asbestos claim – operation of other laws unaffected
§ 2307.951 Definitions for RC sections 2307.952 to 2307.954
§ 2307.952 Disclosures pertaining to asbestos trust claims
§ 2307.953 Motion to stay proceedings in asbestos tort action
§ 2307.954 Disclosure of noncancer asbestos trust claims and cancer asbestos trust claims
§ 2307.96 Asbestos claim – multiple defendants – substantial factor test
§ 2307.97 Cumulative successor asbestos-related liabilities of corporation
§ 2307.98 Asbestos claim – piercing the corporate veil

Terms Used In Ohio Code > Chapter 2307

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • agriculture: includes farming; ranching; aquaculture; algaculture meaning the farming of algae; apiculture and related apicultural activities, production of honey, beeswax, honeycomb, and other related products; horticulture; viticulture, winemaking, and related activities; animal husbandry, including, but not limited to, the care and raising of livestock, equine, and fur-bearing animals; poultry husbandry and the production of poultry and poultry products; dairy production; the production of field crops, tobacco, fruits, vegetables, nursery stock, ornamental shrubs, ornamental trees, flowers, sod, or mushrooms; timber; pasturage; any combination of the foregoing; the processing, drying, storage, and marketing of agricultural products when those activities are conducted in conjunction with, but are secondary to, such husbandry or production; and any additions or modifications to the foregoing made by the director of agriculture by rule adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. See Ohio Code 1.61
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Another: when used to designate the owner of property which is the subject of an offense, includes not only natural persons but also every other owner of property. See Ohio Code 1.02
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bond: includes an undertaking. See Ohio Code 1.02
  • Child: includes child by adoption. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • imprisonment: means being imprisoned under a sentence imposed for an offense or serving a term of imprisonment, prison term, jail term, term of local incarceration, or other term under a sentence imposed for an offense in an institution under the control of the department of rehabilitation and correction, a county, multicounty, municipal, municipal-county, or multicounty-municipal jail or workhouse, a minimum security jail, a community-based correctional facility, or another facility described or referred to in section 2929. See Ohio Code 1.05
  • in writing: includes any representation of words, letters, symbols, or figures; this provision does not affect any law relating to signatures. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Internet: means the international computer network of both federal and nonfederal interoperable packet switched data networks, including the graphical subnetwork known as the world wide web. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, and association. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Rule: includes regulation. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • state: means the state of Ohio. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Undertaking: includes a bond. See Ohio Code 1.02
  • United States: includes all the states. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.