More recently, in the case of Ohio N. Univ. v. Charles Constr. Servs., Inc., 155 Ohio St.3d 197, 2018-Ohio-4057, Ohio Supreme Court has expanded its stake in Westfield Ins. Co., above, in deciding that an insurer is not required to defend or compensate a general commercial liability insurer against an action brought by a real estate owner, because the defective work of a subcontractor is not an event event. Ohio`s right of residence to healing (the “status”) applies to construction defects that are defined as “a defect resulting directly or indirectly from the construction or substantial renovation of a residential building.” The residential building, on the other hand, means “a structure that is a detached house, a house of two or three families or a dwelling unit within that structure . . . . and a unit in a condominium owned by the owner.” According to the statutes, an owner is defined as “the potential owner or owner of a residential building or dwelling unit in a residential building that enters into a contract with a residential contractor for the substantial construction or renovation of that building or unit. Finally, a residential contractor is defined as “a person or entity who, for a fee, enters into a contract with an owner for the substantial construction or renovation of a residential building and is the principal responsible for the construction or substantial renovation of a residential building.” EXHIBIT A DRAWINGS AND SPECIFICATIONS (add to consent) Ohios Prompt Payment Act (the “Act”) applies to both public and private projects.
As the name implies, the law requires subcontractors, subcontractors and equipment suppliers to pay subcontractors and materials suppliers for the work or materials provided by that subcontractor or supplier of substandard materials without delay. Ohios Consumer Sales Practices Act defines a consumer transaction involving a sale or other transfer of a product to an individual for primarily personal, family or private purposes. As the definition shows, applicants can only be individual consumers under the Consumer Sales Practices Act. In the context of construction, the consumer sales law therefore applies exclusively to real estate renovations and housing.