"State's high court says customers must show damages in class action case"


CLEVELAND, Ohio – A recent Ohio Supreme Court ruling involving a Ganley Chevrolet dealership could change the way class-action cases are handled in Ohio.

Instead of all customers who bought cars under the terms in question automatically becoming part of the class-action suit, the court ruled last month that each customer has to show they suffered damages.

In a typical class action case, one person represents potential damages suffered by a group of people. Several attorneys contacted by the Northeast Ohio Media Group say last month's ruling could make it harder to file class actions in Ohio.

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