Business co-owner murdered, what next

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Business co-owner murdered, what next

I own a food truck structured as a partnership with one other person. He was
murdered recently and ultimately I will take full ownership.

Am I able to sue the accused murderer for wrongful death?

In Ohio if that matters.

Thanks

Asked on November 17, 2016 under Business Law, Ohio

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

No, you cannot. Only certain family members, such as a spouse, parent, child, or dependent family member (e.g. a disabled sibling being cared for by and dependent on the victim) can bring a wrongful death case; a business partner may not.


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