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OHIO’S WRONGFUL DEATH STATUTES:
OHIO PROBATE FORMS:
RULES OF SUPERINTENDENCE FOR THE COURTS OF OHIO:
- Rule 70 (on settlement of wrongful death claims)
- Cuyahoga County Rules of the Court of Common Pleas, Probate Division: Rule 71.2 (Counsel fees)
DEFINITION OF WRONGFUL DEATH:
FREE LEGAL INFORMATION ON WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS:
BOOKS THAT MAY BE AVAILABLE AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY:
- Damages in Tort Actions (Matthew Bender, 1982- ).
- Merrick-Rippner Probate Law (Thomson/West, 2008).
- Anderson’s Ohio Probate Practice and Procedure (Anderson Pub. Co. 1990- ).
- David Ball, David Ball on Damages: A Plaintiff’s Attorney’s Guide for Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases (National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2001).
- Stuart Speiser, Recovery for Wrongful Death and Injury: Economic Handbook (Clark Boardman Callaghan, 1995- ).
- Stuart Speiser, et al., Recovery for Wrongful Death (ThomsonWest, 2005- ).
- John McCormac, Wrongful Death in Ohio: With Forms (Anderson Pub. Co. 1982).
ARTICLES ON WRONGFUL DEATH:
- Collier, Steven P., Wrongful Death Hits Home, 12 Ohio Trial 5 (Issue 1, 2002)
- Gradisher, Suzanne M. & Kormanec, Stephanie R., “Other next of kin” and “interested parties” in wrongful death settlements, Stark & Knoll Co., L.P.A. (also found in 20 Probate Law Journal of Ohio 254 (July/Aug., 2010))
- Johnston, Bryan B., The trial lawyer’s duty to the “other next-of-kin” in wrongful death cases: an analysis of Brinkman v. Doughty, 12 Ohio Trial 21 (Issue 2, 2002)
- Scanlon, Lawrence, Filing a wrongful death action without a personal representative-beware, 15 Ohio Trial 10 (Summer 2005)
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