Faculty in the News
Moritz College of Law faculty members are increasingly finding themselves in the spotlight as reporters seek them out for expert comment on today's headlines. The topics cover a wide range, such as the death penalty, artificial insemination, and voting machines. Just as varied are the locations of the publications or news outlets, ranging from small town newspapers to wire services with international distribution.
The following is a list of selected media coverage for Moritz faculty members. The links below will direct you to sites that are not affiliated with the Moritz College of Law. They are subject to change, and some may expire or require registration as time passes. Contact Barbara Peck, Chief Communications Officer, for any media requests at (614) 292-0283.
Gregory M. Travalio Media Hits
The following is a list of selected media coverage for Gregory M. Travalio. The links below will direct you to sites that are not affiliated with the Moritz College of Law. They are subject to change, and some may expire or require registration as time passes. (Return to Faculty Bio)
Professor Greg Travalio was quoted in the Kansas City Star regarding people suing for airbags not deploying in their cars. The story states: “Agreements in many of the airbag cases contain provisions to keep settlements amounts and company records secret. The practice has drawn criticism from some law professors. If other accident victims knew the amounts of the settlements, they could make better decisions on whether it was worth suing, said Gregory Travalio, an Ohio State University law professor. Courts sealing company records raises another issue. ‘These documents, if disclosed, might allow consumers to have better information about the dangers of products,’ Travalio said, ‘and might be useful information to government regulators as well.’”
'Free food' called illegal come-on
Sep. 20, 2007
Professor Greg Travalio was quoted in The Columbus Dispatch and on several television stations regarding the Civil Law Practicum’s collaboration with Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann to file two lawsuits against four companies for using deceptive advertising to persuade Ohio State students to apply for credit cards. "We do have a particularly vulnerable group of people," Travalio said. "We are seeing particularly egregious marketing practices."
Lead-paint, lending proposals debated
Dec. 8, 2006
In this Columbus Dispatch article on two controversial proposals that would block cities from suing lead-pigment manufacturers and, some say, weaken a predatory-lending law that takes effect in three weeks, Professor Gregory Travalio said the lawsuits against leadpigment manufacturers are an "unprecedented extension of the public-nuisance law."
In a Cleveland Plain Dealer story about Discover Card's efforts to collect from a Cleveland resident, two Moritz Law professors, Gregory Travalio and Larry Garvin, said that credit agreements have a few strikes against them and there are limits to what contracts can do.