The Spearin Doctrine in Ohio Government Contracting, Part 2

Ohio Contractor Magazine

In Part II of this article, originally written for the March/April 2022 issue of Ohio Contractor Magazine, Don Gregory and Tom Pannett discuss how Spearin can be applied in non-traditional contracts; how a contractor could apply the doctrine when pursuing a claim with an Ohio government entity; how the doctrine is evolving in a pro-contractor manner across the country; and make some recommendations to the Ohio General Assembly regarding how the doctrine’s application could provide clarity under Ohio law.