Collateral Source Rule Reform: HB 350 (1996).
Permits the admissibility of evidence of collateral source payments, including
Permits the admissibility of evidence of collateral source payments, including workers’ compensation benefits, but only if there is no right of subrogation attached or the plaintiff has not paid a premium for the insurance. The comprehensive 1996 tort reform law violated the doctrine of separation of powers and one-subject provision of the State Constitution. State ex rel. Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers v. Sheward, 715 N.E.2d 1062 (Ohio 1999).
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