R.C. 1345.09(F)(2) Interpretation

In Einhorn v. Ford Motor Company et al. (1990), 48 Ohio St.3d 27, 548 N.E.2d 933, the Supreme Court of Ohio found that the legislative purpose of R.C. 1345.09(F)(2) is best safeguarded "by finding that 'knowingly' committing an act or practice in violation of R.C. Chapter 1345 means that the supplier need only intentionally do the act that violates the Consumer Sales Practices Act." Einhorn at 30. The court further found that "the supplier does not have to know that his conduct violates the law for the court to grant attorney fees." Id.