2743.15 Settle or compromise civil action against state.

(A) The director or other administrative chief, or the governing body, of any department, board, office, commission, agency, institution, or other instrumentality of the state, with the approval of the attorney general and the court of claims, may settle or compromise any civil action against the state insofar as the department, board, office, commission, agency, institution, or other instrumentality is named as a defendant.

(B) The acceptance by the claimant of any such compromise or settlement shall be final and conclusive on the claimant and is a complete release of the civil action against the state insofar as the particular department, board, office, commission, agency, institution, or other instrumentality is named, or could be named, as a defendant. A compromise or settlement that requires the payment of money by the state may be implemented and enforced, insofar as the payment of money is concerned, only through the procedure specified in section 2743.19 of the Revised Code, which shall be commenced by the attorney general forwarding a clerk's certified copy of the settlement instrument to the director of budget and management.

No interest of any kind, including any kind set forth in sections 2743.18 and 2743.19 of the Revised Code, is allowed on any compromise or settlement of any civil action against the state under this section.

Effective Date: 07-01-1985