Jean M. Floasin


AT FIRST BLUSH, the January 5, 1983 Ohio Supreme Court decision in Prem v. Cox, may lead opponents of the interspousal immunity doctrine to believe that the doctrine has been abrogated in Ohio. But such an analysis might be too optimistic. Prem involved a wrongful death action brought by the deceased wife's estate against her husband and the driver of a second vehicle. The decedent's husband was driving the automobile in which the decedent was a passenger when it collided with another vehicle. The husband's motion for summary judgment based on the doctrine of interspousal immunity was granted by the trial court and affirmed by the court of appeals.

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