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Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    WIRTW #364 (the “almost famous” edition)

    WIRTW #364 (the “almost famous” edition)
    “Daddy, this guy wants to talk to me, but he needs your permission first.” My daughter came running over to me last Saturday at the Rock Hall with those words. She was waiting backstage for her Joan Jett band to go on. Typically,…
  • Apr 16

    Your employees are your biggest security risk

    Your employees are your biggest security risk
    It seems that every week we read a story about another company that has been hacked and had its information and data compromised. Most companies believe that their greatest security risk comes from cyber terrorists overseas—nameless and…
  • Apr 15

    Sex stereotyping as transgender discrimination

    Sex stereotyping as transgender discrimination
    Last week the EEOC settled, for $150,000, one of its first cases alleging sex discrimination against a transgender employee. This week, another transgender employee filed a remarkably similar lawsuit in federal court in Louisiana. The key…
Rank this Week: 139

The Briefcase

The Briefcase

Comments on Ohio law with an emphasis on criminal law. By Russ Bensing.

http://www.briefcase8.com/
  • Feb 28

    Friday Roundup

    Friday Roundup
    Big news from SCOTUS.  Not really.  The Potamac Nine did come down with a decision in a criminal case, Fernandez v. California.  The Highly Abbreviated Version of What Went Down:  the cops arrested Fernandez at his home,…
  • Feb 27

    My latest experiences with the burning bush

    My latest experiences with the burning bush
    I do a lot of appeals -- over 150, my BFF Lexis tells me -- and I'm constantly amazed at how much I still learn.  I've had two recent epiphanies.  The first is that the best time to start practicing for oral argument is just before…
  • Feb 26

    An unlikely story

    An unlikely story
    Every trial is a story.  The prosecution has a story.  The defense has a story.  Oftentimes, the defense story is nothing more than that the prosecution hasn't proved their story beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 149

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Making Plan

    Making Plan
    October 18, 2017. You can put that date in your calendar.  It's when they plan to murder Melvin Bonnell.It was in Cleveland,  November 28, 1987.  That's when Bonnell shot Robert Eugene Bunner twice. Bunner died.  Four…
  • Apr 9

    Who We Are and What We Do: Part The God Knows How Many It's Been Now

    Who We Are and What We Do: Part The God Knows How Many It's Been Now
    Here we go again.Nobody's said it better than Harry Truman, assuming he's the one who said it.If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.The subject (and yeah, I'm getting in at the end of the day rather than the beginning but…
  • Apr 5

    The Voice of Experience

    The Voice of Experience
    He knows whereof he speaks.
Rank this Week: 189

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library…

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library Blog

Features legal news and research guides. From Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

http://lawlibrary.case.edu/blog
  • Nov 9

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk
    The Case Western Reserve Law Review has put a lot of really solid work into the typesetting and page layout of their journal. Besides some real benefits for their operation in the pre-production process, this reformatting makes the Law Review…
  • Nov 8

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction
    The votes are still being counted in 27 states as of 5pm. However, the election has been called and President Barack Obama will serve an additional four years as President.
  • Nov 5

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction
    Last Tuesday I posted the information from four election map sites. I have posted at the end of this blog the information from today for those same sites. Not surprisingly, not one of the maps has gone completely unchanged.
Rank this Week: 193

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    72 Hour Programs In The Miami County Municipal Court

    72 Hour Programs In The Miami County Municipal Court
    According to its website, the Miami County Municipal Court has approved the following 72 hour OVI residential programs: Addiction Resource Center (ARC) - 937-767-0178 Drivers Intervention Program (DIP) - 937-492-8080 Weekend Intervention…
  • Apr 15

    Will An Ohio DUI Prevent Me From Getting An STNA?

    Will An Ohio DUI Prevent Me From Getting An STNA?
    A recent client asked, "Will an Ohio DUI charge prevent me from getting my STNA (State Tested Nursing Assistant) license? Short Answer: No! Candidates are trained and tested and their credentials are maintained by Ohio Department of Health's…
  • Apr 13

    Dayton Red Light and Speed Cameras Still Bad New

    Dayton Red Light and Speed Cameras Still Bad New
    Dayton red light cameras are still on! Dayton has 30 speed and red light cameras in use throughout the city. Despite a law passed by the Ohio legislature, the cameras remain running due to a decision by Judge Barbara Gorman in the Montgomery…
Rank this Week: 575

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Feb 27

    Keep Bankruptcy Code §548(e) in Mind if You Have a DAPT

    Keep Bankruptcy Code §548(e) in Mind if You Have a DAPT
    About 16 states now have laws that allow a Domestic Asset Protection Trust (DAPT). These trusts can be very useful to protect assets in many situations. But keep in mind that a DAPT (like other asset protection strategies) is designed to…
  • Feb 5

    Thorough Estate Planning Can Help Protect Assets - and Provide More Privacy

    Thorough Estate Planning Can Help Protect Assets - and Provide More Privacy
    Much of my work is centered on helping clients protect their assets during their lifetimes.  But most people also want to make sure that their assets are protected after their deaths. A recent article in the New York Times describes a…
  • Jan 27

    Correcting Your Credit Report May Be Harder Than You Think

    Correcting Your Credit Report May Be Harder Than You Think
    Many people assume it is relatively easy to correct an error in their credit report.  That is simply not the case.  In one of my recent blog posts I explain that debtors often face an uphill battle when they try to remedy a creditor…
Rank this Week: 553

Trade Secret Litigator Blog

Trade Secret Litigator Blog

Covers trade secret, covenant not to compete and cybersecurity law. . By Hahn Loeser.

http://www.hahnloeser.com/tradesecretlitigator/
Rank this Week: 635

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • Apr 13

    Ohio Dept of Natural Resources: Recent Regulatory Notices, Rule Announcements and Update

    Ohio Dept of Natural Resources: Recent Regulatory Notices, Rule Announcements and Update
    ODNR regulatory news:NOTICE TO WELL OWNERS re: tubular goods (3/31/2015)—The requirements of R.C. 1509.16 became effective March 31, 2015. The statute was enacted by Am. Sub. H.B. 59 of the 130th General Assembly. Well owners are…
  • Apr 5

    Use Real Estate Leases Effectively in Chapter 11 Situation

    Use Real Estate Leases Effectively in Chapter 11 Situation
    Reprinted with permission by author: Joel H. Schneider, Senior Vice President, Hilco Real Estate, LLCOwner-occupied real estate can be an untapped source of balance-sheet value for bankrupt companies. Such real estate assets provide a…
  • Mar 29

    Ohio Supreme Court: OEPA Must Follow Rulemaking Procedure For New TMDLs Before Submitting To US EPA

    Ohio Supreme Court: OEPA Must Follow Rulemaking Procedure For New TMDLs Before Submitting To US EPA
    On March 24, 2015, the Ohio Supreme Court issued its decision in Fairfield Cty. Bd. of Commrs. v. Nally, Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-991, in which the court held that --A total maximum daily load established by the Ohio Environmental…
Rank this Week: 694

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Covers news about and opinions issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the sixth Circuit with an emphasis on business cases. By Squire Sanders.

http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Federal Questions, Removal, and Remand: Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Class Action FICA Claim

    Federal Questions, Removal, and Remand: Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Class Action FICA Claim
    In a published decision this week, the Sixth Circuit reviewed the dismissal of an employee’s claim for excessive withholding of FICA taxes against her employer. In affirming the district court’s refusal to remand the federal…
  • Feb 16

    Sixth Circuit Takes A Hard Look At Statutory Attorney’s Fee

    Sixth Circuit Takes A Hard Look At Statutory Attorney’s Fee
    In a published opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit examined and rejected the award of more than $500,000 in attorney’s fees to People First of Tennessee in relation to its work in 2008 on a contempt motion against the State of…
  • Feb 12

    Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Affirms $200,000 Attorney Sanction

    Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Affirms $200,000 Attorney Sanction
    In a sternly-worded, sixty-page opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit’s Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed a bankruptcy court’s $200,000 sanctions order against an attorney that arose from a plethora of litigation over an…
Rank this Week: 806

The Ohio Trust & Estate Blog

The Ohio Trust & Estate Blog

Covers estate tax, marriage, medicaid and probate. By Michael D. Bonasera.

http://www.bonasera.org
  • Dec 18

    TOMMY!

    TOMMY!
    So I’ve not posted for a while.  In fact, you’ll note that I mention in the below post that my son was about a month from arriving…  Well, arrive he did.  On 6/18/2012 Tommy arrived and, smiling almost ever…
  • May 8

    Sad Update

    Sad Update
    Its been a while since I’ve written anything here and, though I fully intend to get back to it in the coming months, a couple sad events required mentioning: MCA died last Friday.  The number of tributes available on the web make this…
  • Aug 16

    So Many Great Blogs, So Little Time

    So Many Great Blogs, So Little Time
    My Google Reader account is getting pretty full-up.  There’s so many great resources out there for estate planning that it’s getting hard to keep up!  It’s a nice problem to have I guess…
Rank this Week: 770

Ohio Family Law Blog

Ohio Family Law Blog

Provides family law and divorce information for Ohio families. By Holzfaster, Cecil, McKnight & Mues.

http://www.hcmmlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 660

Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, nursing home protection and qualifying for veterans benefits. By Thom L. Cooper Company, LPA.

http://cooperelderlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Apr 7

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation
    By Attorney Nathan Simpson In a recent opinion in the case Wagner v. McCarthy, a judge from the Federal District Court for Southern Ohio issued a preliminary injunction against the Ohio Department of Medicaid for its interpretation of federal…
  • Mar 16

    Continuing Care Retirement Communities are the Least Profitable Businesses in the US

    Continuing Care Retirement Communities are the Least Profitable Businesses in the US
    By: Attorney Nathan Simpson According to a new article in Forbes, Continuing Care Retirement Communites (CCRCs) and Assisted Living Facilities are the least profitable business in the US, turing on average a -1.0% profit margin. While this…
  • Feb 17

    Obama’s Proposals Reminds Us To Reduce Our Legislative Risk Through Tax Diversification

    Obama’s Proposals Reminds Us To Reduce Our Legislative Risk Through Tax Diversification
    By Attorney Dan Vu We have all heard of the saying, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” In the investment world, this means don’t put everything you have into one stock. Apple might be doing great now, but no…
Rank this Week: 1043

The Pension Protection Act Blog

The Pension Protection Act Blog

Covers retirement plans, defined benefit plans, ERISA, and ESOPs. By Suzanne L. Wynn.

http://erisafile.com/blog/
  • Feb 18

    IRS Issues Obamacare Penalty Relief for Small Employer

    IRS Issues Obamacare Penalty Relief for Small Employer
    The maxim that the IRS waits until after noon ET to release guidance worth reading was re-enforced today when the IRS released Notice 2015-17 this afternoon. In Notice 2015-17, the IRS provides transition relief from Code section 4980D excise…
  • Nov 1

    6th Circuit Says Girl Scouts Trapped in Hotel California-Style MEP

    6th Circuit Says Girl Scouts Trapped in Hotel California-Style MEP
    That hotbed of ERISA litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, released another ERISA opinion on Oct. 23, 2014, which brings to mind that line by the Eagles: “You can check-out any time you like, But you ……
  • Oct 18

    US Supreme Court to Hear Retiree Healthcare Benefits Case in Nov. 2014

    US Supreme Court to Hear Retiree Healthcare Benefits Case in Nov. 2014
    In a few weeks, on Nov. 10, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett. The case is out of that hotbed of ERISA litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 934

Cincinnati Law Library Blog

Cincinnati Law Library Blog

Covers laws and cases, with a focus on Cincinnati and Ohio. By the Cincinnati Law Library Association.

http://cincinnatilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 9

    Visit our new blog site!

    Visit our new blog site!
    The Hamilton County Law Library is happy to announce the launch of our new website!  Beginning this week, all blog posts will now be posted exclusively to the blog page on the new site. Please feel free to visit us there. The URL for the…
  • Jan 2

    Judge Spiegel, remembered

    Judge Spiegel, remembered
    U.S. District Judge Arthur Spiegel died on Wednesday at the age of 94. Spiegel had served on the court since 1980 when he was appointed by President Jimmy Carter. He presided over such high profile matters as the Cincinnati anti-gay rights…
  • Dec 31

    Top legal news of 2014

    Top legal news of 2014
    In honor of New Year's Eve and in order to reflect on events of this past year we offer you a round-up of top legal news lists from various sources on the web. Happy New Year, everyone! Westlaw Legal Solutions Blog has published the Top 20…
Rank this Week: 938

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day Satisfie

    Tax Day Satisfie
    You might need a snack of some sort to get you through the Internal Revenue Code, Treasury Regulations, Revenue Rulings, and the like.  So did Aimee Cvancara, who needed a Snickers to get through work one evening.  Cvancara listed the 89…
  • Apr 13

    Happy National Library Week

    Happy National Library Week
    Libraries provide all kinds of things.  Including books, ebooks, databases of journal articles, images, and music.  We also share our research expertise at reference desks and through research guides.  During national library week (April…
  • Apr 13

    The Echo Chamber Redux?

    The Echo Chamber Redux?
    In a previous post, we highlighted the curious statistics that suggest it's not so hard to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court . . . if you've done it before. From that post, Reuters news service did a little research and produced The Echo…
Rank this Week: 1409

Dayton DUI Information

Dayton DUI Information

Covers DUI for Dayton area residents. By Suhre & Associates, LLC.

http://suhrelawdayton.com/blog/
  • Apr 6

    The Basics of Drug Crime

    The Basics of Drug Crime
    The Basics of Drug Crimes There is much confusion surrounding drug offenses in Ohio. The drug laws and classifications are vast and tremendously complex. If you are charged with a drug-related crime, you should contact an experienced attorney…
  • Mar 27

    What are the Consequences of a Second OVI in Ohio?

    What are the Consequences of a Second OVI in Ohio?
    The state of Ohio takes operation of a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol very seriously. Being charged and convicted of a single OVI can have devastating consequences. Unfortunately, many people make the same mistake…
  • Mar 20

    Obtaining Car Insurance After a DUI

    Obtaining Car Insurance After a DUI
    To some, being convicted of DUI may seem like a catastrophe that carries life-long penalties. In reality, while the repercussions may seem severe at first, they may be overcome with diligence and the help of an experienced attorney. Many are…
Rank this Week: 1504

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Mar 31

    World Backup Day: Are YOU Prepared for a Total Data Loss or Breach?

    World Backup Day: Are YOU Prepared for a Total Data Loss or Breach?
    Today, March 31, 2015, marks the fifth annual World Backup Day. Before you physically step back from wherever you’re standing, that’s not the kind of “backing up” that was intended by the founders of World…
  • Feb 13

    Do You Control Your Smart TV Using Voice Commands?

    Do You Control Your Smart TV Using Voice Commands?
    For the superstitious, and conspiracy theorists, an Orwellian revelation on this Friday the 13th of February. As reported last week by the Daily Beast, Samsung, the world’s no. 1 manufacturer of HDTVs, is warning customers who use…
  • Sep 12

    California’s “Yelp” Bill Becomes Law

    California’s “Yelp” Bill Becomes Law
    In this age social media justice, sooner or later you’re going to have an encounter with a negative online review, whether your a business owner, or simply a consumer. It seems like it’s becoming an accepted aspect of our lives.…
Rank this Week: 1433

William B. Strubbe Blog

William B. Strubbe Blog

Answers common questions about injury accidents and lawsuits.

http://www.cincinnatipersonalinjury.com/blog/
  • Feb 14

    Are Dogbites Worth More Than Other Lawsuits?

    Are Dogbites Worth More Than Other Lawsuits?
    I think they are. There are several reasons. One is that the defenses are limited. The insurance company lawyer is not allowed to say that the injuries resulted from the negligence of the injured person, unless that person: – was…
  • Feb 12

    Who Pays For A Dogbite?

    Who Pays For A Dogbite?
    Hopefully, an insurance company. But that’s probably not what you wanted to know. Maybe the better question is whose insurance company. Ohio law says that the owner, harborer, or keeper of a dog may be responsible for the bite. Ohio…
  • Feb 11

    How Can I Get The Most Money For A Dog Bite?

    How Can I Get The Most Money For A Dog Bite?
    The most important thing is to hire a lawyer, and make sure he is the only one who talks to the insurance guys. But here is the full list. 1) Get treated by a doctor. If the injury is serious, go to the emergency room. Keep treating until the…
Rank this Week: 1228

Central Ohio DUI-OVI Blog

Central Ohio DUI-OVI Blog

Discusses topics related to D.U.I. (O.V.I.) in Ohio. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://centralohiodui-oviblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    HOLIDAY GREETING: DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER

    HOLIDAY GREETING: DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER
    The holiday season is at its climax.  Some of us who would not ordinarily step foot in a mall battle huge crowds to buy last-minute gifts.  Most of us attend more parties in two weeks than they we do the rest of the year.  All…
  • Dec 22

    HOLIDAY GREETING: DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER

    HOLIDAY GREETING: DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER
    The holiday season is at its climax.  Some of us who would not ordinarily step foot in a mall battle huge crowds to buy last-minute gifts.  Most of us attend more parties in two weeks than they we do the rest of the year.  All…
  • Nov 18

    INTOXILYZER 8000 CHALLENGES CONTINUE

    INTOXILYZER 8000 CHALLENGES CONTINUE
    Previous posts in this blog discussed developments with the Intoxilyzer 8000 breath-testingmachine.  On May 3, 2012, the post summarized the Gerome case in Athens.  In Gerome, the judge held the defendant is permitted to introduce…
Rank this Week: 1269

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

Covers eminent domain issues in the States of Indiana, North Carolina and Illinois.

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Apr 16

    Eminent Domain Takings for Private Development

    Eminent Domain Takings for Private Development
      Federal, state, and local governments have the power to take private property for qualified purposes if they reasonably compensate landowners for the taking. However, this power is limited by both the Takings Clause of the 5th…
  • Apr 13

    Decision on $40 millon natural gas pipeline from Avon Lake's NRG plant could come in early June

    Decision on $40 millon natural gas pipeline from Avon Lake's NRG plant could come in early June
      AVON LAKE, Ohio - A decision is expected by or before June 8 on whether a natural gas pipeline can be constructed from the NRG plant in Avon Lake through 20 miles of Lorain County. The gas would allow the coal-burning plant to be…
  • Apr 13

    $2 million in federal funding approved for Ash Street underpa

    $2 million in federal funding approved for Ash Street underpa
      Land acquisition has begun for a second railroad underpass as part of long-term plans to consolidate trains on the 10th Street rail corridor in Springfield. Negotiations with business owners — and a $2 million federal…
Rank this Week: 1973

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
Rank this Week: 2190

Court News Ohio

Court News Ohio

Provides case announcements and decision highlights. From the Supreme Court of Ohio and Ohio Government Telecommunications.

http://www.courtnewsohio.gov/
  • Apr 16

    Third District: State Can’t Suspend License of Hammer Wielding Teacher

    Third District: State Can’t Suspend License of Hammer Wielding Teacher
    Ohio’s State Board of Education can sanction, but not suspend, the teaching license of a Shelby County woman who ran her husband’s ex-wife off the road and smashed her car windows, an Ohio appeals court ruled.
  • Apr 16

    Cincinnati Man Settles, Can Obtain Master’s Degree for Free

    Cincinnati Man Settles, Can Obtain Master’s Degree for Free
    A Cincinnati man who claimed Wright State University in Dayton should have refunded his tuition and paid for transportation costs after it rejected him from its graduate program can get up to two years of free education to receive his…
  • Apr 14

    Ninth District: Deputy’s Search of Bag of ‘Illegal Stuff’ Not Admissible

    Ninth District: Deputy’s Search of Bag of ‘Illegal Stuff’ Not Admissible
    A passenger left her bag of admittedly “illegal stuff” in a car that a Wayne County sheriff’s deputy received the driver’s permission to search, but the drug paraphernalia discovered in the bag could not be used to…
Rank this Week: 1870

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Apr 15

    Another Wrinkle in the Decline of Law School Applicant

    Another Wrinkle in the Decline of Law School Applicant
    We all know the constant year to year declines in law school applications.  The latest figures from the Law School Admission Council show it: As of 4/03/15, there are 308,871 fall 2015 applications submitted by 45,978 applicants.…
  • Apr 15

    Exam Stress And How to Cope In A Picture

    Exam Stress And How to Cope In A Picture
    It’s that time of year in academics where law students start to sweat it for their spring exams.  I remember how I would do almost anything to avoid studying.  I guess I had the cleanest apartments ever during exams.…
  • Apr 14

    Librarians Are Here To Stay

    Librarians Are Here To Stay
    I get asked every now and then about the future of librarians.  I work in an academic environment.  I get questions from students, faculty members, the general public, other librarians, you name ‘em.  The type of…
Rank this Week: 2013

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers visas, green cards, and immigration law. By Shihab & Associates.

http://www.immigration-visa-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Visa Bulletin System under Court Scrutiny

    Visa Bulletin System under Court Scrutiny
    Each month, the State Department releases the Visa Bulletin, which is how it announces who is eligible to apply for permanent residence. More precisely, it answers the question of "who has waited long enough for it?" This involves a very…
  • Mar 25

    H-1Bs are not displacing American Worker

    H-1Bs are not displacing American Worker
    Congress is at an impasse on the question of how to fix our often dysfunction--and never ideal--immigration system. There has been debate, and bipartisan solutions have been put forth, but none of this has resulted in any actual reforms. The…
  • Mar 23

    Opponents of Raising H-1B Cap Mistakenly Blame H-1Bs for Layoff

    Opponents of Raising H-1B Cap Mistakenly Blame H-1Bs for Layoff
    Technology companies have been pushing Congress to raise the cap on H-1B visas, which provide foreign nationals a three-year stay in the country to work in a specialty occupation. The unified industry support indicates that the major players…
Rank this Week: 2008

Ohio Environmental Law Blog

Ohio Environmental Law Blog

Discusses environmental law and policy at both the national level and with a focus on developments in Ohio. By Joseph P. Koncelik of Frantz Ward LLP.

http://www.ohioenvironmentallawblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Budget Bill Contains Brownfield Service Station Cleanup Fund

    Budget Bill Contains Brownfield Service Station Cleanup Fund
    The current version of the budget bill (H.B. 64) contains language to create a gas station cleanup fund. The funding for this initiative is left over Clean Ohio money.  It is estimated that $20 million in Clean Ohio funds were either…
  • Mar 29

    Ohio Supreme Court Invalidates Nearly Two Thousand Water Quality Determination

    Ohio Supreme Court Invalidates Nearly Two Thousand Water Quality Determination
    The Ohio Supreme Court provided a major set back to the Ohio EPA efforts to establish water quality based discharge limits in its surface water discharge permits (i.e. NPDES permits).  The Court determined in Fairfield County v. Nally…
  • Mar 8

    Latest Environmental Due Diligence Case Highlights the Value of the "Innocent Landowner Defense"

    Latest Environmental Due Diligence Case Highlights the Value of the "Innocent Landowner Defense"
    There has not been a lot of recent case law applying the CERCLA Bona Fide Purchaser Defense or innocent Landowner Defense.  Every time a new case emerges it is picked apart by the environmental bar trying to discern the value of the…
Rank this Week: 1651

Real Estate & Construction Law…

Real Estate & Construction Law Blog

Features real estate and construction law updates and analysis. By Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLP.

http://www.bdblaw.com/publications-events/real-estate-and-construction-law-blog/
  • Aug 21

    Ohio Homestead Exemption Amendment Affects Judgment Lien Holder

    Ohio Homestead Exemption Amendment Affects Judgment Lien Holder
    By: Alan P. DiGirolamo Effective April 1, 2013, Ohio’s homestead exemption was amended to allow a homeowner to exempt up to $132,900 of equity in his or her home.  See, Ohio Revised Code Section 2329.66(A)(1)(b).  This is…
  • Jul 18

    TWO WORD$

    TWO WORD$
    By:  John Swansinger, Esq. “Condition precedent” is now perhaps the most important term in your Ohio construction subcontract following the Ohio Supreme Court’s recent decision in Transtar Electric, Inc. v A.E.M.…
  • Jun 25

    The Use of Transfer on Death Designation Affidavits as a Probate Avoidance Measure

    The Use of Transfer on Death Designation Affidavits as a Probate Avoidance Measure
    By:  Brenda S. Schwartz              Individuals owning real property in Ohio can use statutorily sanctioned transfer on death designation affidavits (TOD affidavits) as an…
Rank this Week: 2345

Cincinnati DUI Info

Cincinnati DUI Info

Covers Ohio DUI and OVI issues. By Suhre & Associates.

http://cincinnati-dui-info.com
  • Apr 28

    Continuances in a DUI Case

    Continuances in a DUI Case
    Life is full of ‘rules of thumb’.  A stride is about a yard, as soon as you light a cigarette at a restaurant – your food will arrive, if you forget your anniversary – your wife won’t.  It goes on and…
  • Jan 21

    Great Results In OVI Case

    Great Results In OVI Case
    A lesson I always have to keep teaching myself is that you can win DUI cases in Cincinnati, Ohio.  It is easy to get lulled into a trance-like state where you get routine results for routine clients. The problem is that when you have a…
  • Oct 18

    New Cincinnati DUI Superstation

    New Cincinnati DUI Superstation
    The City of Cincinnati hopes to curb crime in new state of the art facility on the West side of town.  If you want to make sure you never see the inside of it, don’t drink and drive over there. If you get picked up for a DUI or OVI…
Rank this Week: 1842

Tsibouris Privacy + Technology Law…

Tsibouris Privacy + Technology Law Blog

Focuses on privacy, security, data protection, technology, and financial services issues affecting corporations, governments, and individuals. By Tsibouris & Associates.

http://blog.tsibouris.com/
  • Jan 23

    US-EU Safe Harbor: FTC Proposed Consent Orders with 12 companies for false claims.

    US-EU Safe Harbor: FTC Proposed Consent Orders with 12 companies for false claims.
    Yesterday the FTC announced proposed consent orders with twelve companies that falsely claimed compliance with the Safe Harbor framework.  Interestingly it involved a broad range of companies, including collection agencies and NFL…
  • Jun 7

    PRISM and NSA-Verizon Disclosures May Hurt EU Data Protection Regulation Effort

    PRISM and NSA-Verizon Disclosures May Hurt EU Data Protection Regulation Effort
    By Mehmet MunurRecent disclosures relating to PRISMand Verizon-NSAwiretapping may hurt efforts to make the EU General Data Protection Regulation less prescriptive and more business friendly for American companies. These programs will give…
  • Jan 25

    Appeals Court Vacates Obama Recess Appointment

    Appeals Court Vacates Obama Recess Appointment
    By Mehmet MunurThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruledtoday that President Obama’s appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional and the Board’s actions were unenforceable.  The court…
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Social Security Disability…

Social Security Disability Attorney Cincinnati

Covers social security disability and supplemental security income claims. By Anthony Castelli.

http://socialsecuritydisabilityattorneycinci.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1847

Musings, Legal Ease and Other…

Musings, Legal Ease and Other Stuff on Family Law

Covers Ohio domestic relations law topics, including support, custody, visitation and property division. By Pam Walker Makowski.

http://pamelamakowski.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Taking your children through the divorce proce

    Taking your children through the divorce proce
    No, I don't mean divorcing your children, although I am sure that sometimes that is tempting.But it is a challenge to get a divorce, deal with the change in your family set-up, and dealing with the changes that the children are going…
  • Jan 29

    Being flexible

    Being flexible
    How do some parents end up in court with a holy war, while others just drop in to finalize paperwork and then get on with there lives?  There are probably a fair number of cases that deserve to be fought out, either because one parent or…
  • Nov 12

    Talking to the other parent, Part II

    Talking to the other parent, Part II
    Okay, I realize that I have strongly encouraged parents to talk to each other about their children.  I know that good co-parenting happens when there is open communication.However, the other day I witnessed a very sad situation.
Rank this Week: 2303

Ohio Social Security Disability…

Ohio Social Security Disability Blog

Covers family law, criminal law, and social security SSD/SSI ssues in Ohio. By the Law Offices of John T. Nicholson.

http://www.johntnicholson.com/ohiolawblog/
  • May 26

    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job

    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job
    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job  SSR 64-47c The claimant, a high school graduate who had worked in various capacities in carpentry, including foreman and…
  • Mar 24

    Social Security disability rules for Lupu

    Social Security disability rules for Lupu
    How to win my disability case for a lupus diagnosis? Systemic lupus erythematosus, or simply lupus, is evaluated in the immune system section of the Disability Evaluation Under Social Security disability handbook, more commonly known as the…
  • Feb 10

    Delays in Ohio Social Security Disability claims hurt claimant

    Delays in Ohio Social Security Disability claims hurt claimant
    Social Security Disability Delays Impact Vulnerable Patients Unfortunately it is becoming all to common for those applying for Social Security Disability benefits to suffer delay after delay while their claims languish in a bureaucratic mess…
Rank this Week: 1679

Cincinnati Criminal Lawyer Blog

Cincinnati Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers the arrest process and other criminal procedures. By Suhre & Associates.

http://cincinnati-criminal-lawyer.com
  • Apr 15

    What Happens If I Plea?

    What Happens If I Plea?
    Before you enter a plea, the court will make sure you understand the rights you are waiving.  Your lawyer will review this with you before you enter the plea and talk to the judge. Your lawyer will explain the nature of the consequences…
  • Jan 11

    I Didn’t Do It Why Was I Charged?

    I Didn’t Do It Why Was I Charged?
    Charged with a crime, but you didn’t do it?  Wondering how that happened? There is a good chance that the police didn’t even talk to you before indicting you on a crime.  It happens when someone tells police that they…
  • Sep 21

    Mitigation

    Mitigation
    What is Mitigation?  Mitigation is best described as things that you can do before and after sentencing to lessen your sentence. You want to hire a Cincinnati lawyer that can tell you his plan to mitigate your charges and sentence if you are…
Rank this Week: 2353

Tax Information for People with…

Tax Information for People with Disabilities by Paul Nidich, J.D., LL.M.

Covers tax matters affecting people with disabilities. By Paul Nidich.

http://paulnidich.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1891

Paralegal-ish

Paralegal-ish

By Amy Boukair.

http://paralegal-ish.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    Fly Solo? Or Run With the Herd?

    Fly Solo? Or Run With the Herd?
    Times are tough.
  • Dec 6

    Para - what??

    Para - what??
    This being my inaugural post on Paralegal-ish, I wanted to review some history of our profession.
Rank this Week: 2073

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 3204

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
Rank this Week: 3126

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

Covers elder law, estate planning, Medicaid, probate, wills and trusts.

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    The Role of Your Power of Attorney

    The Role of Your Power of Attorney
    A power of attorney is a powerful legal document that protects you, requires careful consideration and a healthy dose of trust. You want to choose wisely, but you also don’t want anyone to challenge your final wishes. There are several…
  • Apr 14

    Never Reverse Mortgage Rules in Ohio

    Never Reverse Mortgage Rules in Ohio
    Never Reverse Mortgage Rules in Ohio from Barry H Zimmer Reverse mortgages are home equity conversion mortgages, or HECMs. Learn more about Never Reverse Mortgage Rules in Ohio this presentation.  
  • Apr 14

    Elderly in Prison?

    Elderly in Prison?
    Here’s a truth that might shock you: the number of Americans past retirement age and who are incarcerated is growing rapidly. What does this mean for estate planning – or is this even a consideration for those elderly in prison…
Rank this Week: 3975

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
Rank this Week: 3080

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and accidents, DUI, criminal defense, bank side bankruptcy cases, creditors' rights, divorce and family custody, and estate planning. By Fessler Schneider & Grimme.

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • Apr 14

    Juvenile law in Northern Kentucky

    Juvenile law in Northern Kentucky
    The days are getting longer and warmer, and in about a month schools will be closing for the summer.  The students are excited: they will have more free time and more ability to move around and enjoy the summer.  Occasionally, that…
  • Apr 7

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    When someone suffers an injury or has a loved one injured in an accident there are many questions that need to be answered.   Some of these questions are: What is a typical personal injury case? Is there any other basis for personal…
  • Apr 1

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    Injuries happen, but sometimes they were preventable.  If you have been injured and believe that your injury is the result of someone else’s actions contact Fessler, Schneider,and Grimme Attorneys.
Rank this Week: 2947

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    What Not To Do: Common Long-term Care Mistake

    What Not To Do: Common Long-term Care Mistake
    We’ve seen almost every mistake imaginable. Transfers of property, questionable financial products, botched applications for Medicaid or Veterans’ benefits.  From the best outcomes to the worst and everything in between. When…
  • Mar 17

    Don’t Leave a Mess: How to Avoid Disputes When You Aren’t There to Settle Them

    Don’t Leave a Mess: How to Avoid Disputes When You Aren’t There to Settle Them
    Whether you die a prince or a pauper, disputes can arise among those left behind.  Conflicts between your children from a prior marriage and your current spouse; arguments among your kids; disputes between your executor and your…
  • Mar 10

    How Does an ABLE Account Work?

    How Does an ABLE Account Work?
    In December of 2014, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was signed into law. The Act provides a new tool to care for disabled loved ones, relieving stress for millions of families. Caregivers often spend sleepless nights…
Rank this Week: 2650

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret…

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret Blog

Covers Ohio workers' compensation, disability insurance, medical malpractice and personal injury law.

http://www.ageeclymer.com/blogs/
  • Apr 13

    How SERS Benefits Affect Social Security Benefit

    How SERS Benefits Affect Social Security Benefit
    Planning for retirement or dealing with a disability that leaves you unable to continue working is always difficult. Those challenges can increase for participants in Ohio’s School Employees Retirement System. In many ways, SERS…
  • Apr 5

    Proving Fault in Personal Injury: When a Child Gets Hurt

    Proving Fault in Personal Injury: When a Child Gets Hurt
    Premises liability and negligent supervision of children are the two key factors when determining fault in a personal injury case involving a child.  Premises liability is the liability of the operator, caretaker, school, owner, etc.on…
  • Apr 1

    How to Apply for Social Security Disability When You’re Depressed

    How to Apply for Social Security Disability When You’re Depressed
    If you suffer from depression to the extent that it prohibits your ability to work, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability.  Temporary sadness would not qualify, as the depression must be chronic, or ongoing.  However,…
Rank this Week: 2870

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Comments on DUI law. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://www.columbusoviattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    BLOOD TESTS THROWN OUT IN OHIO DUI/OVI CASES WHEN LAW ENFORCEMENT FAILS TO FOLLOW RULES

    BLOOD TESTS THROWN OUT IN OHIO DUI/OVI CASES WHEN LAW ENFORCEMENT FAILS TO FOLLOW RULES
    Sometimes rules are not made to be broken. When it comes to cases of alleged driving under the influence, there are rules for drivers, and there are rules for the government. When a driver breaks the rules, there are consequences. There are…
  • Mar 28

    WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN VEHICULAR HOMICIDE AND AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE IN OHIO?

    WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN VEHICULAR HOMICIDE AND AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE IN OHIO?
    Ohio has several variations of what is commonly known as vehicular homicide. Generally, vehicular homicide is causing the death of another person while operating a vehicle. In the Ohio Revised Code, there are actually three separate offenses:…
  • Mar 21

    OHIO DUI/OVI SEMINAR-BEST IN THE MIDWEST

    OHIO DUI/OVI SEMINAR-BEST IN THE MIDWEST
    ‘Best in the Midwest’ has become one of the slogans associated with the annual DUI/OVI seminar presented by the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL). A speaker from another state poked fun at the slogan by asking,…
Rank this Week: 3053

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Apr 10

    The Nation's 1st Online Hybrid Law Degree is Underway in St. Paul, Minnesota

    The Nation's 1st Online Hybrid Law Degree is Underway in St. Paul, Minnesota
    The William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota is the 1st law school in the country to offer an online hybrid law degree. It is also the country's first hybrid online and in-person program approved by the American...
  • Apr 9

    Tech Thursday: Why You Need A Third-Party Antivirus Utility On Your Windows Computer

    Tech Thursday: Why You Need A Third-Party Antivirus Utility On Your Windows Computer
    Your Windows computer comes with a built-in antivirus program, but you shouldn't rely on it to keep you totally safe. PCMag's Neil J. Rubenking's article "Think Windows's Built-In Antivirus Will Keep You Safe? You're Wrong" offers some…
  • Mar 27

    Ohio Supreme Court Adopts New Amendments to Ohio Ethics Rules for Lawyer

    Ohio Supreme Court Adopts New Amendments to Ohio Ethics Rules for Lawyer
    The Ohio Supreme Court recently adopted several amendments to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct. Some of the major topics covered by the new changes include technology, confidentiality, client development, and client solicitation.…
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Questions and Answers About…

Questions and Answers About Arrests, Criminal Procdures and Policies

By the Law Offices of Patituce & Associates, LLC.

http://www.patitucelaw.com/faqs/
  • Apr 9

    Counterfeit Controlled Substance Offense (O.R.C. 2925.37) in the Cleveland Area

    Counterfeit Controlled Substance Offense (O.R.C. 2925.37) in the Cleveland Area
    Defense Attorney For Those Arrested On Counterfeit Controlled Substance Offense Charges In The Cleveland Area In an effort to deter people from making fraudulent controlled substances, selling “fake” drugs, promoting drug abuse,…
  • Apr 9

    Illegal Dispensing Of Drug Samples (O.R.C. 2925.36) In The Cleveland Area

    Illegal Dispensing Of Drug Samples (O.R.C. 2925.36) In The Cleveland Area
    Criminal Defense Attorney For An Arrest On Illegal Dispensing Of Drug Samples In Cleveland Area Under ORC 2925.36, Illegal Dispensing of Drug Samples, it is a crime in Cleveland to furnish another a sample drug. Read More
  • Apr 9

    Illegal Processing of Drug Documents (O.R.C. 2925.23) in the Cleveland Area

    Illegal Processing of Drug Documents (O.R.C. 2925.23) in the Cleveland Area
    Criminal Defense Attorney For Those Facing Illegal Processing of Drug Documents Charges In Cleveland. Illegal Processing of Drug Documents (ORC 2925.23) in Cleveland is a charge that alleges that you were involved in obtaining prescription…
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The Owen Firm Blog

The Owen Firm Blog

Answers common questions about arrest and court proceedings for Columbus, Ohio residents

http://www.columbuscriminaldefenseattorney.com/frequently-asked-questions/
  • Apr 7

    Columbus lawyer Todd A. Long wins major drug trafficking case

    Columbus lawyer Todd A. Long wins major drug trafficking case
    Our client, a 34-year old mother of one, ironically with the name of “Hope,” was found NOT GUILTY of complicity to commit trafficking in heroin by a jury in Lancaster (Fairfield County) Ohio. Hope was accused of being the supplier…
  • Jan 2

    What can we learn in Columbus from the Ravens head of security charged with a sex crime?

    What can we learn in Columbus from the Ravens head of security charged with a sex crime?
    Even in Columbus, Ohio criminal defense lawyers can learn from accusations of sexual misconduct lodged earlier this week against Darren Sanders, the NFL Baltimore Raven’s chief of security. A criminal complaint filed earlier this week…
  • Jan 1

    Can Columbus criminal defense lawyers who fight against prosecutor misconduct make a difference?

    Can Columbus criminal defense lawyers who fight against prosecutor misconduct make a difference?
    Wired Magazine published an article last week detailing how prosecutors misuse PowerPoint slide presentations to improperly influence a jury. Unfair and inflammatory argument is common tactic used by prosecutors across the nation, even by…
Rank this Week: 4100