OMA Connections Partner, Bricker & Eckler, posted this week: “… the Ohio Supreme Court issued its decision in the Ferguson v. State of Ohio case, ruling in favor of Ohio’s employers. The Court specifically held that the consent provision … enacted by the legislature in 2006, allowing an employee to dismiss an employer-initiated appeal only with the consent of the employer, is constitutional.
“The Court’s decision reversed an Eighth District Court of Appeals decision …
“This is a BIG win for Ohio’s employers which can now move forward with confidence that their appeal of a workers’ compensation claim into the court of common pleas will not be unreasonably delayed by the claimant.”
Read the post from Bricker here. 9/28/2017