Appeals court affirms $859 million award to BWC nongroup employers

As we previously reported, in March 2013, a Cuyahoga County trial court awarded $859,440,258.79 to a group of approximately 270,000 employers that were classified as "nongroup" employers under the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) group rating program between 2001 and 2008. The trial court ruled that the BWC overcharged the nongroup employers while significantly undercharging the group employers. As predicted, the trial court's decision was appealed. On May 15, 2014, the Cuyahoga County Court of Appeals upheld the trial court's decision on the merits and sent only a small portion of the case back for further findings. Read More...