State, ex rel. OSU v. Wooten, 2001-Ohio-1596

We successfully challenged an award of permanent total disabillity to the claimant on the basis that the evidence relied upon to support this award was submitted at the hearing table in violation of all applicable rules.  The Ohio Supreme Court found that the decision was an abuse of discretion.  This decision saved our client a considerable amount of money.  It also established precedent that the Industrial Commission was required to follow its own rules.