Entries by MRR Law

MRR Welcomes Alyssa J. Keene & Amy K. Herman to Cleveland Office

Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Associate Attorneys Alyssa J. Keene and Amy K. Herman have recently joined the firm’s Cleveland office. Mrs. Keene focuses her practice on insurance coverage issues and public sector law. She has a wide range of experience in various insurance defense practice areas, including Bad […]

Court Rules in Favor of Insurance Agencies After Barge Accident

By Michael P. Byrne and Frank H. Scialdone In the recent case of City of East Liverpool v. Owners Insurance Company, et al., 7th Dist. Columbiana No. 20 CO 0009, MRR Attorneys Joseph F. Nicholas, Jr., Frank H. Scialdone, George V. Pilat, and Michael P. Byrne demonstrated that our insurance agency clients properly procured the insurance coverage […]

Insurance Coverage; COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims; Interpretation and Application of the “Virus Exclusion”

By Michael P. Byrne, Joseph F. Nicholas, Jr., and Doug Holthus Throughout the country and due to the impacts of the current COVID-19 pandemic, business owners are presenting business interruption claims to their commercial insurance carriers. With fair regularity, insurers are denying these claims based upon a “Virus Exclusion” within the insured’s policy. These claim denials then […]

H.B. 352 Clarifies and Modifies Ohio’s Employment Discrimination Statutes

By Kathleen Minahan On January 12, 2021, Governor DeWine signed into law H.B. 352 (the “Employment Law Uniformity Act”) which makes overdue changes and provides long-awaited clarifications to Ohio’s employment discrimination statutes. Subject to two exceptions described below, an employee who wishes to pursue a claim for employment discrimination will now be required to exhaust […]

MRR Announces 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that seven attorneys have been selected to the 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. In the firm’s Cleveland office, Todd Raskin, John McLandrich, Frank Scialdone, and Jeffrey Kay earned Super Lawyer honors. In the Columbus office, Doug Holthus and Paul-Michael La Fayette were […]

Todd Raskin Featured in Super Lawyers® Article “Defending a Municipality from Section 1983 Lawsuits”

MRR Partner and Civil Rights Law expert, Todd M. Raskin, has defended civil rights claims for more than 30 years. In this week’s Super Lawyers® article “Defending a Municipality from Section 1983 Lawsuits,” he explains what municipalities should know about defending Section 1983 lawsuits and how civil rights claims proceed in Ohio. Passed as a […]

COVID-19 / Immunity; Civil Liability Relief for Ohio Businesses and Others

Ohio H.B. 606 became law effective September 14, 2020. Equally important, the new law’s protections have been made retroactive to March 9, 2020 – the date of Governor Mike DeWine’s first Executive Order relating to the pandemic. The law provides businesses, schools and health care workers relatively broad and comprehensive civil immunity from liability for […]