Trial Practice Cases: Attorney’s Fees/Costs (Supreme Court)

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Decisions
(Supreme Court)

Trial Practice: Attorney’s Fees/Costs

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Cave v. Conrad (2/27/02)

Claimant who wins workers’ compensation appeal entitled to payment of reasonable deposition expenses as costs of case under R.C. 4123.512(F).

Vote: 6-0
Opinion by: Justice Douglas

Holmes v. Crawford Machine, Inc. (11/27/12)

When a claimant has multiple claims, and only establishes the right to participate for some of those claims at trial, R.C. 4123.512(F) does not require apportionment of costs to only reimburse those costs related to the successful claims.

Vote: 5-2
Opinion by: McGee Brown

Kilgore v. Chrysler Corp. (7/5/01)

A claimant who wins an R.C. 4123.512 appeal to court is entitled to recover attorney’s travel expenses, or any other costs which are traditionally charged to clients and have a proportionally serious impact on the award.

Vote: 4-3
Opinion by: Justice Pfeifer

Schuller v. United States Steel Corp. (9/22/04)

Claimant who wins right to participate at trial is entitled to reimbursement for cost of fee charged by expert witness for live testimony, if trial court determines that fee is reasonable.

Vote: 7-0
Opinion by: Justice Sweeney