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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: 135

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/
  • Dec 19

    WIRTW #349 (the “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, y’all” edition)

    WIRTW #349 (the “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, y’all” edition)
    With the end of the year drawing nigh, today’s post will be my last of 2014 (barring any hot-off-the-presses breaking news). I wish all of my readers a joyous holiday season (whatever your December celebration of choice), and a happy…
  • Dec 18

    The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas (2014)

    The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas (2014)
    For the past two Noels, I published “The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas.” As this has become a year-end tradition at the blog, I’m sharing it again (with updated links). If you’re feeling brave, post a video of…
  • Dec 17

    Feds impose LGBT affirmative action on federal contractor

    Feds impose LGBT affirmative action on federal contractor
    If you are a federal contractor of subcontractor, in four months you will have new affirmative action obligations relating to sexual orientation and gender identity. According to a Final Rule issued last week by the Office of Federal Contract…
Rank this Week: 165

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: 163

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: 297

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/
  • Dec 18

    The 12 Awesome Law Blogs of 2014

    The 12 Awesome Law Blogs of 2014
    Law blogs (blawgs) are a great way to get real-world insights into a practice area and stay current. If you're still trying to figure out an area in which you'd like to practice, read through Above the Law's collection of The 12 Awesome Law…
  • Dec 15

    Paseo Returns!

    Paseo Returns!
    Paseo is an extraordinary restaurant in Seattle; they have the best Cuban sandwiches, two locations, and a line around the block at all times. Honestly, I've waited in line for 30 minutes just to place an order and wait another 30 for my…
  • Dec 11

    The Right Stuff

    The Right Stuff
    Got what it takes to work for Big Law? The answer may surprise you as it's not grades alone that ensure "success." Am Law 250 and NLJ 350 firms are becoming more cautious in hiring in part because their smaller budgets require…
Rank this Week: 520

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/
  • Dec 18

    On Legal Education and the Execution and Exoneration of George Stinney, Jr.

    On Legal Education and the Execution and Exoneration of George Stinney, Jr.
    For days now I've been meaning to write about the would-be lawyers who claim to be so emotionally wrought over the news that they can't handle law school exams.  And the law schools that find their students' emotional stress over the…
  • Dec 10

    "No," She Said, Not Without a Warrant

    "No," She Said, Not Without a Warrant
    On May 23, 1957, three Cleveland police officers arrived at appellant's residence in that city pursuant to information that "a person [was] hiding out in the home, who was wanted for questioning in connection with a recent bombing, and that…
  • Dec 9

    The Rule of Nine in a Supreme Year

    The Rule of Nine in a Supreme Year
    No doubt it seemed a clever idea.  Focus on a single term of the Supreme Court to illuminate how it operates, what its individual and collective constitutional understanding currently indicates about some of the more controversial issues…
Rank this Week: 480

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/
  • Dec 18

    Tech Thursday: Changing Multiple Password

    Tech Thursday: Changing Multiple Password
    Do you have too many passwords to effectively manage? Fox Van Allen's article "Dashlane & LastPass Let You Change Multiple Passwords with a Click" shows you two password management apps that can help you. You can read his article here.
  • Dec 11

    Tech Thursday: Making Your Smartphone Secure

    Tech Thursday: Making Your Smartphone Secure
    In this day and age, we use our smartphones for many different tasks, from online shopping to business applications. And because of this, you need to make sure your phone is locked down tight. To help us do this, Natasha...
  • Dec 4

    Tech Thursday: Happy Holidays, I Got Scammed!

    Tech Thursday: Happy Holidays, I Got Scammed!
    With the holiday season upon us, the scammers will be out in force. Is that online deal really that good? Techlicious' Dan O'Halloran lists three online shopping scams to be aware of in his article "Watch Out For These 3...
Rank this Week: 608

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: 898

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/
Rank this Week: 1010

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/
  • Dec 18

    Springfield OVI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II

    Springfield OVI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II
    The Clark County/Springfield OVI Task Force is a coalition of 13 area agencies formed last year following a $136,000 grant from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office.  The task force is made up of the Health District, Springfield…
  • Dec 17

    Can I Get Limited Driving Privileges In My OVI Case?

    Can I Get Limited Driving Privileges In My OVI Case?
    Q. Can I get limited driving privileges during the pendency of my OVI case? A court may grant  privileges to a person who has had their license suspended pursuant to a pending OVI.  The Ohio Revised Code, 4510.021 limits driving to…
  • Dec 16

    Kettering DUI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II

    Kettering DUI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II
    Kettering DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II regularly appears in the Kettering Municipal Court representing the accused drunk driver.  He has established www.KetteringDUI.com and www.KetteringOVI.com  to help…
Rank this Week: 914

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

Covers misconduct by brokerage firms or financial advisors. By Hermann, Cahn & Schneider, LLP.

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
  • Dec 15

    FINRA Members Denounce Unfair Aspects of Administrative Proceeding

    FINRA Members Denounce Unfair Aspects of Administrative Proceeding
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss The Financial Industry Regulatory Association (FINRA), a self-regulatory organization created and funded by the brokerage industry, wields powers ceded to it by its benevolent overseer,…
  • Sep 26

    Not Quite Investments: Binary Options Are Purely A Gamble

    Not Quite Investments: Binary Options Are Purely A Gamble
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss The Ohio Division of Securities recently initiated an administrative action against an online binary options platform operating from the United Kingdom. The Division alleges that Vault…
  • Jul 28

    VARIABLE LIFE INSURANCE ALERT!

    VARIABLE LIFE INSURANCE ALERT!
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss The lawyers of stockmarketloss.com, a practice group of Cleveland, OH law firm Hermann, Cahn & Schneider LLC, are receiving a growing number of inquiries from victims of variable…
Rank this Week: 967

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/
  • Dec 2

    What’s the Difference Between a Will and a Trust?

    What’s the Difference Between a Will and a Trust?
    By Chris Meyer Many people think that Wills and Trusts are the same thing. Nothing could be further from the truth. While there are similarities, there are some very important differences. A Will is a very basic document that simply expresses…
  • Nov 13

    Will you get an IRA penalty this year?

    Will you get an IRA penalty this year?
    The Tax Policy Center reports that 68% of IRA owners over age 70 1/2 have not yet taken their required minimum distributions this year.  If they don’t take these distributions by the end of the year, they will pay a 50% penalty on…
  • Nov 7

    Veterans Day 2014

    Veterans Day 2014
    By Jessica LoPiccolo Veterans Day is a day of celebration to honor America’s Veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. The holiday is observed on November 11th every…
Rank this Week: 945

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…
Rank this Week: 987

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: 927

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/
  • Dec 17

    December 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    December 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    *  FIC is proud to announce that several of its attorneys have been honored once again as Ohio Super Lawyers. *  A federal magistrate judge entered a final report and recommendation granting FIC’s motion for summary judgment…
  • Dec 9

    Friends with Judges – Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Online Networking Between the Bench and Bar

    Friends with Judges – Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Online Networking Between the Bench and Bar
    I recently published an article in the American Bar Association’s TYL publication regarding the ethical implications of connecting with judges on social media – Hypothetically Speaking . . . What if I’m Friends with a Judge…
  • Dec 4

    WHEN CAN VOLUNTEERS BE CONSIDERED EMPLOYEES? SIXTH CIRCUIT CLARIFIES

    WHEN CAN VOLUNTEERS BE CONSIDERED EMPLOYEES? SIXTH CIRCUIT CLARIFIES
    After the Sixth Circuit held that a Plaintiff need not make a threshold showing that they were compensated to make a prima facie showing that he is an employee for purposes of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title…
Rank this Week: 1790

Great Work!

Great Work!

Covers labor and employment law issues. By Roetzel & Andress.

http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1293

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/
  • Dec 15

    It is a Good Time to Borrow Again

    It is a Good Time to Borrow Again
    “Low” is the operative word of the day. According to the US Energy Information Administration, U.S. weekly regular gasoline retail prices averaged $2.78/gallon (gal) on December 1, the lowest since October 4, 2010. U.S. regular…
  • Dec 8

    Limitations on Bring Federal Civil Penalty Claims: Federal Agencies Subject to a Stricter Reading

    Limitations on Bring Federal Civil Penalty Claims: Federal Agencies Subject to a Stricter Reading
    A decision issued last year by the U.S. Supreme Court has ramifications that affect property owners. The case, Gabelli v. Securities and Exchange Commission, No. 11-1274 (“Gabelli”), involved an enforcement action filed by the SEC…
  • Dec 1

    Watch Your Language With Commercial Lease Guarantee

    Watch Your Language With Commercial Lease Guarantee
     (“Say what you mean, precisely, or a judge will decide what you meant” #7)As established in other “Watch Your Language” articles for this Blog, as a general rule, courts will uphold language in a commercial lease…
Rank this Week: 1168

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/
  • 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.…
  • Jul 9

    5 Reasons the Sleeping Yankee Fan’s Lawyer Should Be Disbarred

    5 Reasons the Sleeping Yankee Fan’s Lawyer Should Be Disbarred
    By now, everyone has heard about the $10 million defamation lawsuit filed against ESPN by a disgruntled NY Yankees “fan” who became the butt of a joke after falling asleep during a Yankees–Red Sox game this past April. The…
  • Jun 26

    SCOTUS Catapults Itself into the 21st Century

    SCOTUS Catapults Itself into the 21st Century
    The proverbial ink wasn’t even dry from yesterday’s recap of Edward Snowden’s chilling account of the extent to which the government can literally take control of any cellular phone, when the Supreme Court of the United…
Rank this Week: 1613

Dayton DUI Information

Dayton DUI Information

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

http://suhrelawdayton.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    When The Going Gets Tough

    When The Going Gets Tough
    You want a tough lawyer that can get going on your case.   Our lawyers enjoy fighting tough cases that we can investigate.  Almost every case has something wrong with it.  It is usually just a matter of looking close enough at…
  • Aug 15

    When The Going Gets Tough

    When The Going Gets Tough
    You want a tough lawyer that can get going on your case.   Our lawyers enjoy fighting tough cases that we can investigate.  Almost every case has something wrong with it.  It is usually just a matter of looking close enough at…
  • Jul 2

    Dollars And Sense Of DUI

    Dollars And Sense Of DUI
    A DUI will cost you.  Initially it costs you your dignity when you are arrested.  It can cost you your good name.  It will cost you your freedom to drive where and when you want.  It will cost you your privilege to…
Rank this Week: 1979

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 22

    Employee Spotlight - Barbara Fernandez

    Employee Spotlight - Barbara Fernandez
    The employees of the Law Firm of Shihab & Associates are the region's BEST! We recognize that the success of The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates is owed to our remarkable team. We are in the industry of helping people with immigration…
  • Apr 17

    Post-H-1B Q & A

    Post-H-1B Q & A
    On April 7, 2014, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it received approximately 172,500 total H-1B cap-subject petitions between April 1, the first day USCIS began accepting H-1B cap-subject petitions, and April 7,…
  • Apr 17

    DACA: Two Years Later Many Approach Renewal Deadline

    DACA: Two Years Later Many Approach Renewal Deadline
    In September of 2012 the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began issuing work authorization cards to those that had applied through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This program allows those…
Rank this Week: 1554

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: 1860

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: 1948

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

Covers directors and officers liability. By Kevin LaCroix.

http://dandodiary.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 15

    Subprime Litigation Wave Hits State Street

    Subprime Litigation Wave Hits State Street
    To see this page on The D & O Diary's new website, click here. To go to the homepage of The D & O Diary's new ebsite, click here.On January 3, 2008, State Street Corporation announced (here) that for the fourth quarter of 2007, it will be…
  • Feb 15

    A Closer Look at the 2007 Life Sciences Securities Lawsuit

    A Closer Look at the 2007 Life Sciences Securities Lawsuit
    To see this page on The D & O Diary's new website, refer here. To go to the home page of The D & O Diary's new website, click here. In prior posts (most recently here), I noted that even during the two-year lull in securities lawsuits filings…
  • Feb 15

    Tracking the Opt-Out Settlement

    Tracking the Opt-Out Settlement
    To see this page on The D & O Diary's new website, click here. To go to the home page of The D & O Diary's new website, click here.In prior posts (most recently here), I have written about the increasing importance of opt-out settlements in…
Rank this Week: 1565

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Comments on DUI law. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://www.columbusoviattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 20

    RECENT EROSION OF FOURTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS MAY IMPACT OHIO DUI/OVI CASES

    RECENT EROSION OF FOURTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS MAY IMPACT OHIO DUI/OVI CASES
    Suppose an officer detains a person for violating a traffic law and it turns out the person really didn’t violate the law: the officer was simply mistaken about what the law says. Until recently, one would expect that any evidence…
  • Dec 13

    WHAT IS THE IRONY OF URINE TESTING IN OHIO DUI/OVI CASES?

    WHAT IS THE IRONY OF URINE TESTING IN OHIO DUI/OVI CASES?
    Most states acknowledge urine testing is not an accurate way to measure blood alcohol concentration, and Ohio is one of the few states which still uses urine alcohol testing for DUI/OVI cases. Ohio law makes urine tests admissible in court so…
  • Nov 30

    YOU DON’T WANT A RIDE FROM ARIDE OFFICERS

    YOU DON’T WANT A RIDE FROM ARIDE OFFICERS
    If you get a ride from an ARIDE officer, it’s because you’ve been arrested for DUI/OVI. The acronym stands for Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement, and ARIDE is a course which some police officers complete to improve at…
Rank this Week: 2621

William B. Strubbe Blog

William B. Strubbe Blog

Answers common questions about injury accidents and lawsuits.

http://www.cincinnatipersonalinjury.com/blog/
  • Dec 20

    When Do You File Suit In A Personal Injury Lawsuit?

    When Do You File Suit In A Personal Injury Lawsuit?
    There are a couple answers. Because this is really a couple questions. The first question is how long do you have to file a lawsuit without having the judge throw the lawsuit out because you waited too long. The answer is that you are usually…
  • Jun 25

    Is It Harder To Settle Lawsuits Now?

    Is It Harder To Settle Lawsuits Now?
    Probably not – but it is harder to get the information you need to settle a lawsuit. In the past, most of the delay in getting the information a lawyer needed to settle resulted from the delay caused by treatment – it’s a…
  • May 23

    It’s Memorial Day

    It’s Memorial Day
    This is the only day of the year I make it a point to go “off topic” – the only day that I blog about something other than getting compensation for injured people. I started because of my Uncle Bill – a Marine who died…
Rank this Week: 4041

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/
Rank this Week: 3038

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Covers real estate development, environmental, finance and legal issues. By Ulmer Berne LLP.

http://www.realestateadvisorlawblog.com
  • Dec 19

    Come Closer, We Have A Secret To Share With You…Fly Over States !

    Come Closer, We Have A Secret To Share With You…Fly Over States !
    It is no surprise to most real estate professionals that the industry is cyclical. 2008/2009 was rock bottom for the real estate industry. Slowly the industry has made a steady rebound thanks to the private investment. As in many recoveries,…
  • Dec 8

    Bourbon Street coming to Ohio?

    Bourbon Street coming to Ohio?
    The push in recent years for open container entertainment districts in Ohio, which would allow people to openly drink alcoholic beverages in designated outdoor public areas, took another step forward this past week. The Ohio Senate passed a…
  • Nov 14

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze-2r0zchGc In January 2009 we launched the RealEstateAdvisorLaw Blog. Our approach was to bring trends and legal developments related to the real estate industry in a fresh hit and run format. From the…
Rank this Week: 4093

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • Dec 19

    Pennsylvania Judge Issues Opinion Declaring the President's Executive Immigration Action Unconstitutional

    Pennsylvania Judge Issues Opinion Declaring the President's Executive Immigration Action Unconstitutional
    Recently, a Pennsylvania federal judge issued a case opinion ruling that the President's executive action on immigration - specifically, suspending the deportation proceedings for qualifying undocumented foreign nationals - is…
  • Dec 19

    Border Wait Time App Launched by CBP

    Border Wait Time App Launched by CBP
    On December 16, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a press release to announce the launch of the Border Wait Time app to help travelers better plan for an excursion over the border. From the release: The app provides…
  • Dec 19

    Senator Rand Paul Introduces Bill in Attempt to Overturn the President's Executive Action on Immigration

    Senator Rand Paul Introduces Bill in Attempt to Overturn the President's Executive Action on Immigration
    Immigration has once again made headline news recently as Dr. Rand Paul, a Republican Senator from Kentucky and possible 2016 presidential candidate, introduced a bill into the Senate that attempts to overturn the President's executive action…
Rank this Week: 2681

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Dec 19

    New Franklin Council votes to oppose Nexus natural gas pipeline crossing city

    New Franklin Council votes to oppose Nexus natural gas pipeline crossing city
    NEW FRANKLIN: City Council on Wednesday voted to oppose a new natural gas pipeline that would cross southern Summit County, much to the delight of a standing-room-only crowd of 120 residents. The vote against was 5-0, with two councilmen…
  • Dec 19

    State speeds up $53M I-70 widening project in Clark County

    State speeds up $53M I-70 widening project in Clark County
    A $53 million construction project to widen the remaining portion of Interstate 70 in Clark County may be funded in fiscal year 2020. The project — to add a third lane in both directions on I-70 from U.S. 68 to Ohio 72 — had once…
  • Dec 19

    Updated U.S. 33 rerouting plans in Goshen includes acquisition of 29 residential properties, 6 businesse

    Updated U.S. 33 rerouting plans in Goshen includes acquisition of 29 residential properties, 6 businesse
    GOSHEN — Planning for the U.S. 33 Northern Connector in Goshen continues, and residents and commuters in the area were able to get the latest updates for the project. The Indiana Department of Transportation met with the…
Rank this Week: 2841

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    Free Report: Shoring Up Your Financial and Estate Planning in Ohio

    Free Report: Shoring Up Your Financial and Estate Planning in Ohio
    Don’t fall into the mistaken belief that you can always do your estate planning later, once you’re closer to retirement. Learn more about financial and estate planning in Ohio in this presentation. Click here to read the whole…
  • Dec 18

    Estate Planning For the Faithful

    Estate Planning For the Faithful
    Questions of life, death, and mortality are always lurking behind the scenes whenever you develop your estate plan. For many people, these questions naturally give rise to reflections on religious principles and personal values. Your estate…
  • Dec 17

    Family Limited Partnerships in Ohio

    Family Limited Partnerships in Ohio
    Family Limited Partnerships in Ohio from Barry H Zimmer Family partnerships, or FLPs, as they’re known, are used to move ownership and assets to family members without overwhelming tax burdens. Learn more about family limited…
Rank this Week: 3779

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/
Rank this Week: 3871

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/
  • Dec 17

    Can a lawyer win my Columbus DUI case by subpoena of breath-analyzer machine data?

    Can a lawyer win my Columbus DUI case by subpoena of breath-analyzer machine data?
    An Ohio Supreme Court decision now makes it much easier to defend against drunk driving (DUI and OVI) cases in Columbus, Ohio. In Cincinnati v. Ilg, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that every person accused of a drunk driving offense involving a…
  • Dec 16

    Can the Columbus police search my cell phone without a Warrant?

    Can the Columbus police search my cell phone without a Warrant?
    CELL PHONE SEARCHES IN COLUMBUS Our law firm has defended many a drug case where the Columbus police stop a client, find some marijuana, cocaine, or large amount of money, seize a cell phone, and inspect its contents without a warrant. A…
  • Dec 15

    State of Ohio v Z.A.: Columbus Theft Case Dismissed

    State of Ohio v Z.A.: Columbus Theft Case Dismissed
    Our client, a 21-year-old Hilliard professional man was charged by Columbus police with Theft, a first degree misdemeanor.  Attorney Todd A. Long was able to get the the case completely dismissed.  And our client is now eligible to…
Rank this Week: 3314

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
  • Dec 17

    December 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    December 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    *  FIC is proud to announce that several of its attorneys have been honored once again as Ohio Super Lawyers. *  A federal magistrate judge entered a final report and recommendation granting FIC’s motion for summary judgment…
  • Dec 9

    Friends with Judges – Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Online Networking Between the Bench and Bar

    Friends with Judges – Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Online Networking Between the Bench and Bar
    I recently published an article in the American Bar Association’s TYL publication regarding the ethical implications of connecting with judges on social media – Hypothetically Speaking . . . What if I’m Friends with a Judge…
  • Dec 4

    WHEN CAN VOLUNTEERS BE CONSIDERED EMPLOYEES? SIXTH CIRCUIT CLARIFIES

    WHEN CAN VOLUNTEERS BE CONSIDERED EMPLOYEES? SIXTH CIRCUIT CLARIFIES
    After the Sixth Circuit held that a Plaintiff need not make a threshold showing that they were compensated to make a prima facie showing that he is an employee for purposes of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title…
Rank this Week: 2540

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    Do I need a trust?

    Do I need a trust?
    As an Estate Planning and Elder Law attorney, I get asked regularly if the person really needs a trust. First, you need to know there are lots of different types of trusts. So the answer depends on your problem. A trust may be the right…
  • Dec 9

    Will vs. Trust: What’s the Difference?

    Will vs. Trust: What’s the Difference?
    Will vs. Trust: What’s the Difference? What is the difference between a “will” and a “trust”? Both are common estate planning tools, however many Ohioans do not know the differences between the two documents. A…
  • Dec 2

    Advanced Planning Trusts: Does It Make Sense For You?

    Advanced Planning Trusts: Does It Make Sense For You?
    Advanced Planning Trusts: Does It Make Sense For You? Okay, so you finally decided to look into estate planning. You researched wills and trusts, and read a lot about the differences between revocable and irrevocable trusts. But I have bad…
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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/
  • Dec 15

    NPDES Permit Pre-Empts RCRA?

    NPDES Permit Pre-Empts RCRA?
    An interesting case involving the interplay of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and RCRA highlights the complexity of sites that trigger multiple environmental statutes.  The U.S. District Court of Maryland in Sherrill, et al. v. The Mayor and…
  • Dec 12

    Review of Compliance with Job Commitments in State Incentive Package

    Review of Compliance with Job Commitments in State Incentive Package
    The Attorney General's Office completed its review of compliance with job commitments the state received in exchange for various incentives.  Here is the summary of its findings: Workforce Compliance Rate: 100% (49 of 49 awards in…
  • Dec 1

    EPA's Long Anticipated Ozone Decision

    EPA's Long Anticipated Ozone Decision
    On November 25th, U.S. EPA finally issued the long anticipated proposal to reduce the ozone standard.  The EPA is proposing to revise both the primary and secondary standards to a level within the range of 65 parts per billion (ppb) to…
Rank this Week: 4436

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Covers immigration law. By The Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Pettys.

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • Dec 13

    Quick facts to know about applying for a CR1 Marriage Visa

    Quick facts to know about applying for a CR1 Marriage Visa
    A CR1 Marriage Visa is used for spouses and relatives of a US Citizen or Legal permanent Resident. To obtain a CR1 Marriage Visa, the US Citizen must file form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative. The current edition is dated…
  • Dec 6

    My Fiance Visa was approved…….now what?

    My Fiance Visa was approved…….now what?
    First, congratulations! You have successfully completed the first part of the Fiance Visa application process. Now that your I-129f Petition for Alien Fiance has been approved by USCIS, you must now prepare and submit the next set…
  • Nov 28

    What is a K1 Fiance Visa and when do you need one?

    What is a K1 Fiance Visa and when do you need one?
    A K1 Fiance Visa is a non immigrant visa that allows the fiancé of a US Citizen to come to the United States for the sole purpose of getting married. You need a K1 Fiancé Visa when you are in love with a person who is a citizen…
Rank this Week: 2396

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/
  • Dec 9

    Can I Appeal My Denied Application for PERS Disability Benefits?

    Can I Appeal My Denied Application for PERS Disability Benefits?
    When you apply for your disability benefits through the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System, the waiting can seem brutal.  Many are curious about the process, and especially what will happen if their claim is denied.  Rather than…
  • Nov 19

    Common Law Myths: Medical Malpractice Lawsuits are All Frivolou

    Common Law Myths: Medical Malpractice Lawsuits are All Frivolou
    Many assume that every medical malpractice suit brought in America is a frivolous claim that shouldn’t be allowed in our courts. The key to understanding the need for claims stems from the understanding that medical malpractice occurs…
  • Nov 4

    Common Law Myths: Anyone Can Claim Disability Benefit

    Common Law Myths: Anyone Can Claim Disability Benefit
    Applying for Social Security Disability can be daunting, even more so when you realize the many limitations placed on receiving disability benefits.  One common myth about Social Security Disability is that benefits are available for…
Rank this Week: 2288

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/
  • Dec 4

    What Happens If I Plea No-Contest To A First Offense DUI In Cleveland?

    What Happens If I Plea No-Contest To A First Offense DUI In Cleveland?
    I spend most of my days sitting in courts all across this state and one thing that I notice, and something that makes me sick to my stomach, is that people will enter a plea of no-contest at their first hearing. This sometimes happens with an…
  • Dec 4

    Can I Fight My DUI In Rocky River?

    Can I Fight My DUI In Rocky River?
    Rocky River Municipal Court covers DUI cases from Westlake, North Olmsted, Fairview, Bay Village, and Rocky River itself. The prosecutors in this court are professionals who take these cases very seriously. I am often asked by potential…
  • Dec 4

    What Happens After I Am Arrested For An OVI In Cleveland?

    What Happens After I Am Arrested For An OVI In Cleveland?
    If you have been arrested for an OVI in Cleveland you probably have a mixed set of emotions ranging from embarrassment to fear. This is completely normal and an experienced OVI defense attorney can help you through these issues. What happens…
Rank this Week: 2580

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Nov 25

    Debtors Are Often Easily Victimized By Bogus Collection Agencie

    Debtors Are Often Easily Victimized By Bogus Collection Agencie
    Anyone who is deeply in debt knows the terrible stress and fear that often results from being in that situation.  So it is no surprise that many debtors are easily victimized by phony collection agencies.  A recent article by…
  • Oct 29

    Two or More APTs May Be Advisable In Some Situation

    Two or More APTs May Be Advisable In Some Situation
    In Ohio (as in other states that have enacted a Domestic Asset Protection Trust Statute), it may be advisable to have two or more trusts as part of an overall asset protection plan. For example, a husband and wife may each want to have their…
  • Sep 30

    Social Media Explosion Creates Even Greater Urgency for Asset Protection Planning

    Social Media Explosion Creates Even Greater Urgency for Asset Protection Planning
    An interesting article by Cindy Krischer Goodman in the Miami Herald provides some excellent examples of how fortunes today can change in an instant -- due to social media.  For example, racist comments in a private phone conversation…
Rank this Week: 3985

Dahman's Law

Dahman's Law

Covers business issues.

http://www.dahmanlaw.com/Blog.html
Rank this Week: 3767

Employee Benefits Law Report

Employee Benefits Law Report

Covers legal developments and trends affecting employee benefits. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employeebenefitslawreport.com
Rank this Week: 4095

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/
  • 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 →
  • Apr 15

    A Little Tax Day Humor

    A Little Tax Day Humor
    Found this gem in the 2013 Form 1040 Instructions for Line 6c – Dependents: “A qualifying child is a child who is…under age 19 at the end of 2013 and younger than you“ - page 17 of 207 Even though … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3393

Ohio Criminal Appeals Blog

Ohio Criminal Appeals Blog

Provides Ohio criminal appeals news, views and insights. By J. Adam Engel, LLC.

http://www.adamengel.net/appealsblog/
Rank this Week: 3684

Stockycat Blog

Stockycat Blog

Focuses on the intersection between criminal law, the Fourth Amendment and emerging technology. By J. Adam Engel.

http://www.stockycat.com/
Rank this Week: 3724

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Sep 2

    The New Lexis Advance

    The New Lexis Advance
    The new Lexis Advance interface is supposed to hit screens everywhere on September 8, at least according to this announcement from Lexis.  I can’t say enough bad things about the old (current) interface.  I hope the usability…
  • Aug 4

    What’s in your Toolbox for using PACER for Empirical Research?

    What’s in your Toolbox for using PACER for Empirical Research?
    The following is a guest post by Beth E. Applebaum of the Arthur Neef Law Library at Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan.  I’m a big fan of Bloomberg Law’s docket search feature, but it does have limitations whether…
  • Jul 23

    Court Holds West, Lexis Legal Briefs Offering Is Fair Use

    Court Holds West, Lexis Legal Briefs Offering Is Fair Use
    One of the running issues I had been following is the attempt to copyright legal briefs with the intention to gain royalties or prevent others from using them.  The particular case that litigates the issue is White v. West Publishing…
Rank this Week: 2944