Gov. Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 13 on March 11, and it will become law 90 days from that date. The bill shortens the period of limitations for actions upon a contract from eight to six years for written contracts and from six to four years on contracts not in writing, makes changes to the borrowing statute pertaining to applicable periods of limitations and establishes a statute of repose for a legal malpractice action.
OSCPA supported S.B. 13 as part of the Ohio Alliance for Civil Justice, and its passing will help improve Ohio’s civil litigation climate. The Ohio Alliance for Civil Justice – which is comprised of representatives of dozens of Ohio trade and professional associations – was founded to stop lawsuit abuse and promote a common-sense civil justice system in Ohio.
Read the full summary of Senate Bill 13.