Do insurance companies have right to restitution for money paid to insured/crime victim?
Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center does not consider Marsy’s Law to provide this type of relief for insurance companies. Currently, Ohio law provides for payment of restitution to the victim in open court, to the probation department, to the clerk of courts, or another agency as designated by the court. An insurance company is not a proper “agency as designated by the court.” See State v. Colon, 185 Ohio App.3d 671 (2nd Dist. 2010). The insurance company can seek relief via subrogation or other channels.