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John Robert Sauter

John Sauter’s Legal Guides

14 total


  • Ohio Dog-Bite Ruling Allows for Non-Economic, Punitive Damages

    Victims of dog attacks were given greater rights by the Ohio Supreme Court in the January 2010 Beckett v. Warren decision, which opens the door to recovery of non-economic and punitive damages if the dog's vicious propensities were known to the owner and no reasonable precautions...

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  • Ohio Statute Gives Broad Immunity to Horse-Activity Sponsors

    Due to the inherent risks found within horse activities (horse shows, fairs, competitions, performances, trail riding and recreational riding), the Ohio legislature has given sponsors of those activities a broad grant of immunity to protect sponsors from lawsuits alleging many fo...

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  • Aggravation of Pre-Existing Conditions in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

    As humans age our bodies begin to undergo a complex series of changes. At the cellular level, cells and tissues simply wear out or are weakened. Our muscle tone declines. Our arteries stiffen. Starting at age 35, our bones begin to lose density and become more brittle. Once healt...

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  • He Broke Off the Engagement. Do I Have to Give the Ring Back?

    It's common to think that an engagement ring is an irrevocable gift, able to be kept by the recipient, even if the parties break up before marriage. Under Ohio common law, however, this belief is mostly erroneous. Absent an agreement between the parties at the time of the engag...

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  • At Fault Without Auto Insurance - What to Expect in Ohio

    In Ohio, as in nearly all other states, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle without proof of insurance or other financial responsibility proof. If you drive without insurance, you risk facing stiff penalties and fines. Penalites and fines for driving without insurance incl...

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  • Misinformation Regarding Quiet Enjoyment Clauses in Landlord-Tenant Leases Prevalent on the Internet

    It's a tenant's worst nightmare. Soon after signing a lease agreement and moving into an apartment you begin to hear loud, wall-shaking noise. Maybe its from a barking dog, maybe from your neighbor playing Xbox, or from a loud bar down the street. You can't sleep. You can't think...

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  • Liability for Injuries that Occur in Grocery Stores, Retail Stores & Fast-Food Restaurants

    Every day thousands are injured as the result of slips, trips and falls in grocery stores, retail store and fast-food restaurants. Owners of these establishments owe their customers a duty to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition so that the customer is not exposed to ...

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  • A Landlord's Duties under Ohio Law

    The Ohio Landlord-Tenant Act, which became effective in 1974, lists a number of duties and responsibilities a landlord must undertake: The landlord must provide the tenant, in writing, with the landlord's name and address The landlord must comply with all applicable building, h...

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  • An Ohio Landlord's Responsibility for Pest Control

    Who is responsible for paying for pest control - the landlord or the tenant? The answer varies depending on the lease agreement, the municipality in which the tenant lives, and Ohio law.

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  • Fore! Recovery for Golf-Related Injuries Difficult

    Each year nearly 40,000 people are treated at emergency rooms across the United States for golf-related injuries, according to a 1999 Golf Digest article, with most injuries the result of being struck by an errant golf ball or clubhead. Indeed, hitting a golf ball at a high rate...

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