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Ohio Supreme Court Holds Pain-and-Suffering Law Constitutional

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a state law limiting damages for pain and suffering when a person is injured by a defective product.

The 5-2 ruling reverses the court's last one on the issue eight years ago.

Today's decision represents a defeat for Melisa Arbino, a Cincinnati property manager who contended that limits on damages were unconstitutional.

Arbino had filed suit over the Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch made by Johnson and Johnson. She contended that the product caused her permanent physical damage and threatened her ability to have children.

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