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Ohio Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse



Ohio Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (OCALA) is a non-profit, grassroots public education organization that represents over 6000 Ohio citizens. As Ohio’s “Watchdog for Justice", OCALA’s mission is to inform the public about the cost of lawsuit abuse and to help ensure the legal system is used for justice, not greed.

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Party Candidate Slates for Supreme Court Remain Undetermined as Filing Deadline Nears

January 12, 2006, Ohio - With the candidate-filing deadline for the May primary little more than a month away, the slate of potential entrants for two seats at stake on the Ohio Supreme Court remains undetermined.


Republicans said they are certain of one of their candidates: incumbent Justice Terrence O'Donnell. Elected in 2004 to serve out the remaining term of former Justice Deborah Cook, he will seek election to a full six-year term of his own.


Five appeals court judges from across the state have met with Republican officials to discuss seeking the party nomination to challenge for a second court seat now held by incumbent Democrat Justice Alice Resnick. Justice Resnick, convicted of drunken driving and handed a public reprimand last year, has not announced whether she will run for re-election.


No Republicans have declared for the seat, but five have talked with party officials. They are Judges Susan Brown, 10th District, Columbus; Michael Corrigan, 8th District, Cleveland; Bob Cupp, 3rd District, Lima; Mary DeGenaro, 7th District, Youngstown; and Stephen Powell, 12th District, Middletown.


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Ohio CALA Fundraiser Declared A Success

Oct 10, 2005 - Ohio Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse declared their Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week  fundraiser a "huge success", according to Executive Director Jeff Longstreth. The group set out to raise $20,000 in order to air their newest TV ad, "The Game", on FOX News in primetime across the state.

In a letter to the group's supporters, Longstreth congratulated the efforts of those who contributed to the fundraiser. The ad was meant to educate the public about the importance of lawsuit abuse awareness, and was part of a larger, nationwide week of tort reform activities.

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Articles by Jeff Longstreth

Legislation Will Put Personal Injury Lawyers on a Diet


Too Many Doctors Leaving Ohio


Representative Oelslager Is Stalling Again.


Belt Rules Keep Juries in the Dark






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Jeff Longstreth
Executive Director
Ohio Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse
50 West Broad Street
Suite 1920
Columbus, Ohio 43215




Judicial Reform Battle Brewing in Ohio

Article Features OCALA

The increasing controversy over judicial reform in Ohio was recently featured in The Daily Reporter (Columbus).

Read More on OCALA's role in the current debate by CLICKING HERE.


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Ohio Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse