Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company v. Christine Lucarell, Case No. 2016-0585
Seventh District Court of Appeals (Mahoning County)
- If Ohio's general rule is that punitive damages aren't awarded for a breach of contract claim, can punitive damages be paid if the breach is accomplished through a connected tort claim involving fraud, malice, or oppression?
- Can the defense of "prevention of performance" - typically used to excuse compliance with a contract - be a defense for noncompliance with a contract's release agreement?