In an article on page one of the Business section of the December 12, 2012 edition of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Frank L. Gallucci III, Managing Partner of Plevin & Gallucci, strongly criticized two decisions by the Ohio Supreme Court that dramatically limit the rights of injured Ohio workers for civil damages.
Attorneys from Plevin & Gallucci brought both cases before the Court on behalf of Ohio plaintiffs who were severely injured on the job. Frank Gallucci and David Grant of Plevin & Gallucci represented the plaintiffs and were interviewed by the Plain Dealer about the decisions.
Gallucci stated that the Ohio Supreme Court opinions send the message that “injured workers are expendable products, and we’re not going to permit them to have recourse in our ongoing effort to be corporate-friendly.” Gallucci called the decisions “part of a global attack on workers in Ohio.”
“Despite the further narrowing of the statute, the law is clearly intended to protect Ohioans,” stated David Grant, lead counsel in Houdek v. ThyssenKrupp Materials NA, Inc., 2012-Ohio-5685. “Plevin & Gallucci will continue to fight for victims when employers disregard the safety of their employees.”