Supreme Court of Ohio Tolls Litigation Deadlines and Timelines
The Supreme Court of Ohio issued an order effectuating and expanding upon the emergency legislation Governor DeWine signed into law on March 27, 2020 in response to COVID-19, which tolled statutes of limitations, as well as litigation deadlines and timelines.
New Ohio Law Tolls Statutes of Limitations and Deadlines in Civil Lawsuits Due to COVID-19
On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the Ohio House and Senate passed House Bill 197. The emergency COVID-19 legislation, which was signed into law by Governor DeWine, will have an immediate impact on active and impending litigation matters. Section 22 of the statute tolls statutes of limitation and litigation deadlines in both civil and criminal matters that appear between March 9, 2020 and July 30, 2020.