State, ex rel. Crossett Co. v. Conrad, 2000-Ohio-464
We successfully challenged the Bureau of Workers' Compensation decision to hold our client responsible for workers' compensation premiums which were owed by our client's predecessor in interest which the BWC said our client inherited. We demonstrated that because the amounts allegedly due from the predecessor were related to the retrospective rating program, it was illegal for the BWC to order that our client was responsible for this plan which was agreed to by our predecessor. We used a novel approach to argue that the retrospective rating program was an exception to the rule that allows BWC to charge successor employers with premiums of its predecessors.