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Corporate transactions & securities update: 2012 Ohio corporate law update
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2012

In May, Ohio enacted a number of changes to its corporation and limited liability company statutes.

Ohio Supreme Court limits enforcement of non-compete agreements by successor entities in a merger
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2012

In Acordia of Ohio, LLC v. Fishel, the Ohio Supreme Court recently held that in a merger non-compete agreements transfer as a matter of law to the successor entity; however, such agreements are only enforceable according to their specific terms.

Ohio Supreme Court sharply limits enforcement of noncompete agreements
  • Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2012

On May 24, 2012, in Acordia of Ohio, L.L.C. v. Fishel, 2012-Ohio-2297, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued an opinion that may sharply limit the ability of employers to enforce noncompete agreements and other restrictive covenants following a merger.

Ohio wind farms update
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2011

Wind farms located in Ohio, if they are five megawatts (MW) or more, require that the Ohio Power Siting Board (Board) issue a certificate to construct and operate.

Ohio Supreme Court rules in favor of industrial customers in contract dispute with FirstEnergy
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • August 26 2011

On August 25, 2011, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling in favor of five large industrial customers Worthington Industries, Brush Wellman (now Materion Brush), Calphalon, Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties, and Kraft Foods Global (collectively, “Customers”).

Recent decisions of interest
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • July 19 2011

R.C. 2744.09(B), which contains the exceptions to political subdivision immunity, “removes immunity only as to the political subdivision and does not affect the statutory immunity of the fellow employee” of the political subdivision against whom an employee also brings a civil action.

Ohio supreme court to address assignability of noncompetes during mergers and acquisitions
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2011

Yesterday the Ohio Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal that addresses the extent to which a corporate merger may impact the surviving company's ability to enforce restrictive covenants that its predecessor companies entered into with their employees.

Local residents appeal Ohio Power Siting Board's opinion, order and certificate in Buckeye Wind LLC
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2010

The development of wind farms in Ohio commenced in 2008 upon the enactment of House Bill 562 by the General Assembly.

Champaign County and three townships file second appeal of Ohio Power Siting Board's opinion, order and certificate in case of Buckeye Wind LLC
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • September 23 2010

On September 10, 2010, an intervening group consisting of Champaign County, Goshen Township, Salem Township, and Union Township filed a notice of appeal with the Ohio Supreme Court challenging the Ohio Power Siting Board's opinion, order and certificate issued to Buckeye Wind LLC.

Ohio Supreme Court finds personal jurisdiction over out-of-state internet poster
  • Calfee Halter & Griswold LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2010

In a recent 4-2 decision, the Ohio Supreme Court held that an Ohio court may exercise personal jurisdiction over a non-resident who makes comments on the Internet concerning an Ohio resident with the intent to cause harm.