Lawsuits en Ohio Court Backs 2-Trial System for Lawsuit Claims <p>The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a law allowing either side in personal injury lawsuits to request separate trials for damages meant to compensate victims and those meant to punish a company.</p><p>Lawmakers enacted the two-trial system as part of sweeping 2005 changes to how such lawsuits are conducted in Ohio that included controversial limits on the size of awards.</p><p>The court ruled 5-2 Wednesday that the law was constitutional and did not violate the separation of powers.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 21:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 11540 at