Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Kennedy, Purdy, Hoeffel, Erlsten & Gernert and Paul E. Hoeffel, for appellee.
Spurlock, Sears, Pry & Griebling, Robert B. Spurlock and John F. King, for appellant.
Supreme Court of Ohio.
The threshold issue in this case is whether an insurance company, which pays the entire amount of a judgment pursuant to a policy issued to an insured tortfeasor, is the sole real party in interest in a subsequent action against a joint tortfeasor for contribution pursuant to R.C. 2307.31(C). This court holds, for the reasons that follow, that the insurance company is the sole real party in interest in such an action.
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