Judge Expands Workers’ Compensation Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed against the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has dramatically expanded following a decision by a Common Pleas Court.

The lawsuit was originally filed in 2007 by seven small Northeast Ohio businesses alleging that the bureau’s group discount plan illegally offers below-cost rates to group members and overcharges businesses that don’t qualify for a group. The recent decision by Judge Richard McMonagle reclassified the case as class action, allowing for 100,000 business statewide to seek upwards of $1.5 billion in restitution.

Attorney Stuart Garson, who represents the Ohio small business owners, said the new ruling “makes the restitution claim feasible on behalf of the approximately 100,000 small businesses that were adversely affected by the BWC’s group rating program.”

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