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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: 194

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/
  • Nov 16

    Expense it, or Capitalize it?

    Expense it, or Capitalize it?
    New IRS Regulations Detail Standards on How to Categorize Property RepairsReprinted from the November 2014 edition of Smart Business Cleveland with permission from Smart Business (www.sbnonline.com) and Skoda Minotti…
  • Nov 10

    Appellate Court Ruling on Oil and Gas Leases Appealed to Ohio Supreme Court

    Appellate Court Ruling on Oil and Gas Leases Appealed to Ohio Supreme Court
    On September 26, 2014, in Hupp v. Beck, the 7th District Court of Appeals in Ohio overturned the trial court’s decision that certain oil and gas leases in Monroe County, Ohio between landowners and Beck Energy Corporation (Beck) were…
  • Nov 2

    Real Estate, Haunted Houses and Ohio.

    Real Estate, Haunted Houses and Ohio.
    Written on October 31, 2014It seems appropriate on “All Hallows Eve” to see what Ohio real estate law and haunted houses have in common.For example, do you need to disclose the presence of spirits (not the distilled kind) prior to…
Rank this Week: 364

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: 418

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/
  • Nov 20

    Don’t forget the photo authorizations for your holiday party

    Don’t forget the photo authorizations for your holiday party
    Are you having a holiday party for your company? Are you planning on sharing the cheer by posting photos of said party on your corporate Facebook page or other social media? If so, don’t forget to have your employees sign authorizations…
  • Nov 19

    Jury verdicts are just numbers on a paper

    Jury verdicts are just numbers on a paper
    On Monday, a California jury awarded a former Autozone employee $185 million in punitive damages. She had sued the company for pregnancy discrimination, claiming that the district manager who fired her was promised a promotion if he fired all…
  • Nov 18

    More on data security as an unfair labor practice

    More on data security as an unfair labor practice
    A few months ago, I wrote how the NLRB was exploring new areas of potential protected concerted activity to regulate. One such area is information and data security. According to Employment Law 360, the NLRB potentially is looking to expand…
Rank this Week: 681

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/
  • Nov 18

    An Adversary System without Adversarie

    An Adversary System without Adversarie
    Some background:Ohio law says that the Ohio Supreme Court must review every death sentence on direct appeal.  A rule of the Ohio Supreme Court, a rule crafted by the Ohio Supreme Court, says that no brief can be filed after the date it…
  • Nov 11

    Of course. But on the Other Hand, Not.

    Of course. But on the Other Hand, Not.
    A lot of people, smart people, savvy people, devoted a lot of time and energy to proving that Roger Keith Coleman was factually innocent, that he didn't actually rape and murder his sister-in-law Wanda McCoy.  They tried to prove it…
  • Nov 10

    Or They'd Have To Kill You

    Or They'd Have To Kill You
    We knew it was coming.  They'd made that clear.  Ohio was going to enact a law to keep all the execution details secret.  Who makes the drugs?  Secret.How they get the drugs?  Secret.Who administers the drugs?…
Rank this Week: 758

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 4

    Will My Estate Have to be Probated?

    Will My Estate Have to be Probated?
    By Roy Whited While I have heard some very detailed definitions for the term “estate”, I especially like the one used by Certified Elder Law Attorney Thom L. Cooper during his educational seminar for seniors: He says, “It is…
Rank this Week: 880

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: 478

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: 720

DBL Law Blog

DBL Law Blog

Covers business, construction, employment and real estate law in Ohio and Kentucky. By Dressman Benzinger LaVelle.

http://www.dbllaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 2

    Celebrate Red, White and Blue at DBL Law Market in the Park

    Celebrate Red, White and Blue at DBL Law Market in the Park
    With Independence Day just around the corner, one way to start the celebration early is to head to DBL Law Market in the Park in Washington Park on Monday, July 1st from 4pm to 8pm. You’ll see plenty of red, white and blue—look…
  • Jul 1

    Lean Update: Pull Planning

    Lean Update: Pull Planning
    Pull planning is an integral part of Integrated Project Delivery. Its purpose is to organize the production of work in a project based on lean principles. In contrast to traditional projects, pull planning centers on creation of the project…
  • Jun 28

    DBL News Digest – Week of 06/24/2013

    DBL News Digest – Week of 06/24/2013
    Here are the latest news articles from DBL Law. For these and other articles, please visit dbllaw.com/blog. Construction   Contractor Alert: You’re On Your Own For Faulty Work (Maybe) – Recent cases from the Supreme Courts of…
Rank this Week: 662

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/
  • Nov 20

    Law Library is Hosting CLE on Ethics & Professional Conduct Tomorrow, 11/21/14

    Law Library is Hosting CLE on Ethics & Professional Conduct Tomorrow, 11/21/14
    Just a reminder that our Library, the Cleveland Law Library, is hosting a 2.5 hour CLE program on Ethics & Professional Conduct for Lawyers tomorrow. Registration begins at 1:00 p.m., and the program runs from 1:30-4:15 p.m. The price…
  • Nov 20

    Cuyahoga County DR Court Adopts Local Rule 38: Parenting Coordination

    Cuyahoga County DR Court Adopts Local Rule 38: Parenting Coordination
    The Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court has just adopted Local Rule 38: Parenting Coordination, effective today, November 20, 2014. This new Rule creates a new role for a Parenting Coordinator in working out disputes involving children.…
  • Nov 20

    Tech Thursday: Legal Research On The Run - Part Two

    Tech Thursday: Legal Research On The Run - Part Two
    Here is the second part of Cheryl Niemeier's Bose Law and Technology Blog. This article focuses on free non-subscription services. You can read it here.
Rank this Week: 2366

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/
  • Nov 20

    Ohio's ignition-breathalyzer bill fail

    Ohio's ignition-breathalyzer bill fail
    An Ohio bill that would have required first time DUI offenders to have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicles has failed in committee in the Ohio legislature, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. H.B. 469, which we discussed in…
  • Nov 19

    Ohio bill shields identities of execution drug manufacturers, others involved with execution

    Ohio bill shields identities of execution drug manufacturers, others involved with execution
    The Columbus Dispatch reports that a bill was introduced in the Ohio House last week to shield the identities of anyone who makes or sells Ohio's execution drugs, as well as anyone who participates in executions performed by lethal injection.…
  • Nov 18

    Opposing viewpoints on Ohio judicial selection: Should the system change?

    Opposing viewpoints on Ohio judicial selection: Should the system change?
    In light of the recent elections in Ohio where only 70 out of 225 judicial races were contested, debate has resumed on a topic that frequently comes up post-election: How should Ohio select its judges? Cleveland.com has offered opposing…
Rank this Week: 2380

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/
  • Nov 20

    Ohio Senate Votes To Ban Traffic Camera

    Ohio Senate Votes To Ban Traffic Camera
    As many regular readers of this blog already know, I have made it my mission to speak out against traffic cameras and speed cameras since their introduction.  I consider them to be corrupt and corrupting.  They are the worst example…
  • Nov 19

    Dayton DUI Credentials: Former Prosecuting Attorney

    Dayton DUI Credentials: Former Prosecuting Attorney
    Dayton DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II has served as a city prosecutor responsible for DUI cases and has served as a special prosecutor handling DUI cases.  He now represents people accused of drunk driving. Charles is a frequent…
  • Nov 17

    Ohio DUI Law: Is Smell of Marijuana Sufficient?

    Ohio DUI Law: Is Smell of Marijuana Sufficient?
    Marijuana Is the odor of enough to justify a police search or arrest and can an officer make a valid determination based on just a smell? A peer-reviewed journal article, entitled “Marijuana Odor Perception: Studies Modeled From…
Rank this Week: 4223

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/
  • Nov 20

    Sixth Circuit Judges Also Active in Scholarly Journal

    Sixth Circuit Judges Also Active in Scholarly Journal
    Despite the nearly 5,000 appeals that were filed in the Sixth Circuit last year, the Circuit’s judges also find time to actively contribute to academia and scholarly journals. In the past several years, at least five judges have…
  • Nov 19

    Sixth Circuit: Applicant Can’t Sue For Rejection Based On Whistleblowing At Prior Job

    Sixth Circuit: Applicant Can’t Sue For Rejection Based On Whistleblowing At Prior Job
    The Sixth Circuit held yesterday in Vander Boegh v. EnergySolutions, Inc. that a job applicant is not considered an “employee” under the False Claims Act and the Energy Reorganization Act, and therefore cannot avail himself…
  • Nov 19

    Sixth Circuit Weighs in on Antitrust Class Action Standards in Real Estate Case

    Sixth Circuit Weighs in on Antitrust Class Action Standards in Real Estate Case
    Last week, the Sixth Circuit issued its opinion affirming summary judgment for the defendants in Hyland v. Home Services of America, Inc., a class action by former clients of several large real estate firms, who alleged that the firms engaged…
Rank this Week: 3601

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Ohio Special Needs Trust: An Explanation

    Ohio Special Needs Trust: An Explanation
    There are numerous different legal devices that are used in the field of estate planning, and today we would like to look at the vehicle called a Special Needs Trust. It is important to consider the life circumstances of the people who are on…
  • Nov 18

    Family Limited Partnership: Asset Protection, Tax Saving

    Family Limited Partnership: Asset Protection, Tax Saving
    As a person with significant financial resources, you need to consider estate tax efficiency and asset protection when you’re planning your estate. If these are your objectives, you should consider establishing a Family Limited…
  • Nov 13

    3 Estate Planning Tips For the Divorcing Couple

    3 Estate Planning Tips For the Divorcing Couple
    With all the emotions and stress that accompanies a divorce, many couples often ignore the estate planning consequences that come with ending a marriage. While it can be difficult to set aside time to address these issues, both spouses need…
Rank this Week: 3458

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • Nov 18

    After the K1 Fiance Visa is issued

    After the K1 Fiance Visa is issued
    After you receive your K1 Fiance visa, you have up to 6 months to enter the United States. Then once in the United States, you must get married within 90 days of your arrival or return home. If you have children who were issued K2 Visas, they…
  • Nov 16

    Affidavits Of Support for The K1 Fiance and CR1 Marriage Visa

    Affidavits Of Support for The K1 Fiance and CR1 Marriage Visa
    The Petitioner for a K1 Fiance Visa or CR1 Marriage visa must submit an Affidavit of Support as a part of the application process. For the K1 Fiance Visa, the Petitioner must submit his or her Affidavit of Support on form…
  • Nov 2

    K1 Fiance Visa Waiver for Multiple Filing

    K1 Fiance Visa Waiver for Multiple Filing
    When a petitioner has filed more than one K1 Fiance Visa petition before, he or she may have to seek a waiver for multiple filings. If you have previously filed a K1 Fiance Visa petition for two or more beneficiaries…
Rank this Week: 2208

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: 1931

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Nov 18

    Down with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

    Down with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
      Callie Houghland, a second year at the University, has spent the past eight summers as a camper and student with the Nature Camp Foundation in the heart of the George Washington National Forest, just south of Shenandoah. Houghland…
  • Nov 18

    Bluegrass Pipeline opponents plan for next battle

    Bluegrass Pipeline opponents plan for next battle
      LEXINGTON, Ky. - Organizers of the successful campaign to halt the Bluegrass Pipeline are gearing up for new battles.The widespread introduction of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," has unlocked gas reserves in Ohio, Pennsylvania…
  • Nov 18

    ‘My house is not for sale’: Indiana residents fight city’s home-seizure plan

    ‘My house is not for sale’: Indiana residents fight city’s home-seizure plan
      Indiana residents are fighting to save their homes as their local government weighs a sweeping plan to demolish them to make way for new development, in a case critics are calling a “poster child” for the abuse of…
Rank this Week: 2053

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/
  • Nov 18

    Serial Crazy

    Serial Crazy
    Law-types and non-law-types alike are gushing over the This American Life spin-off, Serial, a podcast that "reopens the investigation into the 1999 strangling death of a Baltimore high-school student and her former 17-year-old boyfriend…
  • Nov 7

    Moritz Scholarship Spotlight: Junior Faculty Scholarship Roundup, 2013-14

    Moritz Scholarship Spotlight: Junior Faculty Scholarship Roundup, 2013-14
    Moritz Junior Faculty Scholarship Roundup, 2013-14 By Ryan Edmiston, Class of 2015 Over the last few years, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law has continued to build its distinguished faculty by attracting some of the…
  • Nov 5

    Better Call Bob Odenkirk for Career Advice

    Better Call Bob Odenkirk for Career Advice
    Bob Odenkirk was recently on the Nerdist podcast to promote his new book and talk about Better Call Saul, a spin-off of Breaking Bad. Bob shared loads of career and life advice, probably unconsciously, but it seems worth repeating here. If…
Rank this Week: 2259

Dahman's Law

Dahman's Law

Covers business issues.

http://www.dahmanlaw.com/Blog.html
  • Nov 17

    Dahman Law Welcomes Jonathan N. Olivito to the Firm

    Dahman Law Welcomes Jonathan N. Olivito to the Firm
    Attorney Jonathan N. Olivito has joined Dahman Law, LLC's Columbus, Ohio office.  Mr. Olivito’s practice includes commercial litigation and employment law.Mr. Olivito previously worked at the Ohio State University Office of Legal…
  • Nov 14

    Dahman Law Presents at Supreme Court of Ohio Symposium

    Dahman Law Presents at Supreme Court of Ohio Symposium
    On November 14, 2014, Dahman Law founder Samir Dahman presented at the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Professionalism's symposium "Preparing the Leaders of Tomorrow's Changing the Legal Profession."The event was a success and very well…
  • Nov 7

    Revocable Trusts – An Estate Planning Tool for All Familie

    Revocable Trusts – An Estate Planning Tool for All Familie
    Gone are the days where trusts are a luxury, available only to rich families with wealthy estates.  Revocable trusts serve as a mechanism for securing estates for a variety of families, and can be especially beneficial to young…
Rank this Week: 3439

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
  • Nov 17

    The Digital Fourth Amendment and Your Reasonable Expectation of Privacy

    The Digital Fourth Amendment and Your Reasonable Expectation of Privacy
    As my colleague, Scot Ganow, suggested earlier this year, it won’t be long before the Supreme Court again finds itself at the intersection of Fourth Amendment jurisprudence and evolving technology. He was right. Slowly but surely, there…
  • Nov 7

    Sixth Circuit Addresses ERISA Preemption of State-Law Claims and Reasonableness of Limitations Period

    Sixth Circuit Addresses ERISA Preemption of State-Law Claims and Reasonableness of Limitations Period
    The Sixth Circuit has penned numerous opinions relating to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), specifically involving the alleged wrongful denial of benefits. Most recently, the Sixth Circuit addressed…
  • Oct 30

    October 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    October 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    *  Charlie Faruki, Laura Sanom, Jade Smarda and Michael Mayer successfully defend a corporate client accused of destroying evidence relevant to an antitrust case. *  Charlie Faruki, Jeff Sharkey and Chris Hollon celebrate a string…
Rank this Week: 1826

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/
  • Nov 17

    The Digital Fourth Amendment and Your Reasonable Expectation of Privacy

    The Digital Fourth Amendment and Your Reasonable Expectation of Privacy
    As my colleague, Scot Ganow, suggested earlier this year, it won’t be long before the Supreme Court again finds itself at the intersection of Fourth Amendment jurisprudence and evolving technology. He was right. Slowly but surely, there…
  • Nov 7

    Sixth Circuit Addresses ERISA Preemption of State-Law Claims and Reasonableness of Limitations Period

    Sixth Circuit Addresses ERISA Preemption of State-Law Claims and Reasonableness of Limitations Period
    The Sixth Circuit has penned numerous opinions relating to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), specifically involving the alleged wrongful denial of benefits. Most recently, the Sixth Circuit addressed…
  • Oct 30

    October 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    October 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    *  Charlie Faruki, Laura Sanom, Jade Smarda and Michael Mayer successfully defend a corporate client accused of destroying evidence relevant to an antitrust case. *  Charlie Faruki, Jeff Sharkey and Chris Hollon celebrate a string…
Rank this Week: 2857

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Comments on DUI law. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://www.columbusoviattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 15

    ACID REFLUX AND BREATH TESTS IN OHIO DUI/OVI CASES

    ACID REFLUX AND BREATH TESTS IN OHIO DUI/OVI CASES
    Somewhere between ten percent and twenty percent of Americans have GERD: Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease. While the advertisements by pharmaceutical companies have made GERD common knowledge, it is no so commonly known that this medical…
  • Oct 25

    SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS AND DUI/OVI IN OHIO

    SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS AND DUI/OVI IN OHIO
    In the last couple weeks, two school bus drivers were suspected of being under the influence while driving a bus full of students. Both drivers were arrested for DUI, and both drivers now face serious consequences. These incidents raise the…
  • Oct 25

    SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS AND DUI/OVI IN OHIO

    SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS AND DUI/OVI IN OHIO
    In the last couple weeks, two school bus drivers were suspected of being under the influence while driving a bus full of students. Both drivers were arrested for DUI, and both drivers now face serious consequences. These incidents raise the…
Rank this Week: 1681

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
  • 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…
  • Nov 10

    What I Learned at ICSC

    What I Learned at ICSC
    I just attended the ICSC Law conference in Orlando where I led, along with Maggie Sitko of Sitko Bruno in Pittsburgh,  a seminar on letters of intent. Leasing attorneys all appear to be busy and the numbers reflect that as the conference…
  • Oct 24

    2005 Standard for Environmental Assessments Will No Longer be Recognized by USEPA After October 2015

    2005 Standard for Environmental Assessments Will No Longer be Recognized by USEPA After October 2015
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) took its final step to phase out ASTM E1527-05, the standard for conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments utilized by environmental professionals and parties since…
Rank this Week: 3804

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: 3805

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
Rank this Week: 1669

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/
  • Nov 11

    Local Governments, Land Banks and Brownfield Propertie

    Local Governments, Land Banks and Brownfield Propertie
    One of the issues that has prevented local governments from being more aggressive in addressing brownfields has been liability concerns associated with existing environmental contamination.  Prior to 2009, some local governments learned…
  • Oct 24

    Waters of the United States?

    Waters of the United States?
    Does this picture show a waterbody that should fall under federal protection pursuant to the Clean Water Act? Do you believe this is a stream that has a "significant nexus" to a navigable waterway (current test established under Rapanos by…
  • Oct 20

    Overview of the Ohio EPA Enforcement Proce

    Overview of the Ohio EPA Enforcement Proce
    The Ohio EPA enforcement process can appear to be a mystery, especially to companies that find themselves the subject of an EPA visit for the first time.  This post provides a general overview of the Ohio EPA civil enforcement…
Rank this Week: 1517

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/
  • Nov 8

    STATE OF OHIO v. R.H.: Conviction Avoided in Columbus Marijuana Case

    STATE OF OHIO v. R.H.: Conviction Avoided in Columbus Marijuana Case
    Our Columbus law firm represented a 31-year old Upper Arlington man who was charged by Columbus police with possession of marijuana. Less than 30 days after arrest, we were able to avoid a conviction of any type by resolving the case with a…
  • Nov 7

    STATE OF OHIO v. R.G.: Columbus Assault Case Dismissed

    STATE OF OHIO v. R.G.: Columbus Assault Case Dismissed
    Our Columbus law firm represented a 33-year old Columbus man who charged with misdemeanor assault and other criminal charges, all of which were dismissed on the day of trial. Prior to trial, our client, a well-educated young man, was offered…
  • Mar 6

    Arrested in Columbus for Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs?

    Arrested in Columbus for Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs?
    Columbus drivers can learn from Kerry Kennedy’s recent DUI case (where she claimed to be “accidentally” under the influence of prescription drugs), including her arrest, defense, jury trial, and ultimate acquittal.…
Rank this Week: 2897

Great Work!

Great Work!

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

http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 7

    Ohio Does Not Recognize Dual Intent Doctrine

    Ohio Does Not Recognize Dual Intent Doctrine
    While many jurisdictions recognize the dual intent doctrine, which allows a workers’ compensation claim when a worker is injured while traveling for both business and personal purposes, Ohio does not. In an October 21, 2014…
  • Oct 20

    OSHA Warns Employers of the Dangers of Ebola

    OSHA Warns Employers of the Dangers of Ebola
    The threat of the deadly Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, or Ebola virus, has caught the attention of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In the wake of several national incidents, OSHA has released interim guidance tips for employers…
  • Sep 26

    Does Your Wellness Plan Meet the Reasonable Alternative Standard?

    Does Your Wellness Plan Meet the Reasonable Alternative Standard?
    As fall open enrollment approaches, now is the time for Plan Sponsors to reevaluate their wellness programs and confirm that they comply with the regulations issued under the Affordable Care Act. The Departments of Labor, Treasury, and…
Rank this Week: 3843

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/
  • Nov 6

    Will I Lose My Job If I Am Convicted Of An OVI In Cleveland, Ohio?

    Will I Lose My Job If I Am Convicted Of An OVI In Cleveland, Ohio?
    Almost all of our clients have the same thing in common: they have jobs that they cannot afford to lose by being convicted of an OVI charge. If you are a professional, a nurse, a doctor, someone that drives for a living, and virtually anyone…
  • Nov 6

    What Do I Do If My Son Has Been Charged With Rape In Cleveland?

    What Do I Do If My Son Has Been Charged With Rape In Cleveland?
    We get asked this question a lot. Parents want to know what they should do if their child has been charged with, or accused of, a crime. The answer is pretty straight forward: you need to help your son hire the best criminal defense lawyer…
  • Nov 6

    Why Did I Lose My License After A DUI Arrest In Cleveland, Ohio?

    Why Did I Lose My License After A DUI Arrest In Cleveland, Ohio?
    If you have been arrested for a DUI in Cleveland, Ohio, the police officers most likely took your physical license from you – this is because either you refused to take the breath test or you failed the breath test. In some rare cases…
Rank this Week: 1858

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: 3083

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • 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…
  • Sep 29

    Ohio Legacy Trust Not Likely To Affect Your Income Taxe

    Ohio Legacy Trust Not Likely To Affect Your Income Taxe
    Clients frequently ask about potential income tax aspects of an Ohio Legacy Trust.  An Ohio Legacy Trust will likely have no effect at all on your income tax situation.  The trust will be structured so that it is a grantor trust…
Rank this Week: 3753

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
  • 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…
  • Jul 24

    Why Do Variable Life Insurance Policies Fail?

    Why Do Variable Life Insurance Policies Fail?
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Purchasers of Variable Life and Variable Universal Life Insurance Policies often don’t understand that the values of the sub-account investments determine the sustainability of the…
Rank this Week: 3348

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: 3281

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: 3214

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: 3280

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: 1925

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: 4511

Ohio State Tax Blog

Ohio State Tax Blog

Covers Ohio state and local taxes, including Ohio sales tax and multistate tax planning. By Steven A. Dimengo and Richard B. Fry III.

http://ohiostatetaxblog.com/component/content/frontpage.html
  • Jul 24

    ABA Blawg 100 Nominations!

    ABA Blawg 100 Nominations!
    Do you like our blog? The American Bar Association’s ABA Journal is now accepting nominations for the 8th Annual Blawg 100 to identify the best 100 legal blogs, or “Blawgs”. We at the Ohio State Tax Blog are asking for help…
  • Jun 23

    Ohio Tax Commissioner To Begin Notifying Taxpayers Of Credit Account Balance

    Ohio Tax Commissioner To Begin Notifying Taxpayers Of Credit Account Balance
    Thanks to recently passed Am. Sub. S.B. 263, the Ohio Tax Commissioner has one more duty – to notify taxpayers who have overpaid a tax or fee. Pursuant to R.C. 5703.77, taxpayers with a “credit account balance” will now…
  • Jun 19

    Ohio Mid-Biennium Budget Bill Passed

    Ohio Mid-Biennium Budget Bill Passed
    Gov. Kasich signed legislation (H.B. 483) this week which made several changes to Ohio taxes. While not as ambitious as initially proposed, this legislation continues to reduce the tax burden on Ohio residents and business owners. The most…
Rank this Week: 4510

Cleveland, Ohio Criminal Attorney…

Cleveland, Ohio Criminal Attorney Ron Frey's Blog

Covers criminal defense and technology based offenses.

http://clevelandcriminalattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Chicago to Cleveland Heroin Pipeline Arrests - Cleveland, Ohio

    Chicago to Cleveland Heroin Pipeline Arrests - Cleveland, Ohio
    Cleveland, Ohio media outlets are reporting that the FBI has arrested 28 of 31 members of a suspected Chicago, Illinois to Cleveland, Ohio heroin pipeline. Reports indicate that the FBI began the investigation in 2010 after receiving an…
  • Apr 4

    East Cleveland, Ohio Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Crystal Tower

    East Cleveland, Ohio Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Crystal Tower
    A carbon monoxide leak at the Crystal Tower in East Cleveland, Ohio caused residents to be displaced and many were transported to the hospital for treatment. Exposure to carbon monoxide can have serious effects. If you, or someone you…
  • Aug 21

    Sex Crimes Lawyer - Cleveland, Ohio Attorney Ron Frey

    Sex Crimes Lawyer - Cleveland, Ohio Attorney Ron Frey
    By: +Ron Frey As a criminal defense lawyer, I have represented 100's of individuals facing allegations involving a sex crime. They may be charged with Rape, Gross Sexual Imposition, Importuning, Voyeurism, Public Indecency, or…
Rank this Week: 3204

William B. Strubbe Blog

William B. Strubbe Blog

Answers common questions about injury accidents and lawsuits.

http://www.cincinnatipersonalinjury.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • May 21

    What Is The Biggest Obstacle To Getting What I Deserve In My Lawsuit?

    What Is The Biggest Obstacle To Getting What I Deserve In My Lawsuit?
    Not enough insurance. I haven’t seen the studies, but this just seems to be the biggest problem I keep running into. You might not like a particular law, or the way a particular judge , insurance adjuster or lawyer looks at your…
Rank this Week: 3742

Cincinnati Personal Injury and…

Cincinnati Personal Injury and Accident Attorney Blog

By Anthony Castelli.

http://blog.castellilaw.com/
  • Jun 20

    How to Find the Best Personal Injury Lawyer read Lawyer Advertising Revealed by Cincinnatian Anthony Castelli

    How to Find the Best Personal Injury Lawyer read Lawyer Advertising Revealed by Cincinnatian Anthony Castelli
    Many personal injury victims are scared to contact a bodily harm claim insurance settlement lawyer . One of the big reasons is that they are afraid they will get taken by the lawyer. They are between a rock and a hard place as big insurance…
  • Jun 4

    Advanced Issues in Bodily Injury Insurance Claim

    Advanced Issues in Bodily Injury Insurance Claim
    Recently I lectured at a seminar put on by the National Business Institute called “Advanced Issues in Personal Injury Litigation.”  The title I choose for this article is more appropriate as the primary focus is harms and…
  • May 10

    Ohio Motorcycle Event Honors Veteran

    Ohio Motorcycle Event Honors Veteran
    The Ohio Motorcycle Freedom Ride in honor of military veterans is staging its 5th annual ride this Saturday May, 17, 2014.  This ride is associated and is part of the National Armed forces freedom ride.  There are over 30 states…
Rank this Week: 2729

FAQs about Criminal Arrest and…

FAQs about Criminal Arrest and Procedures in Dayton, Ohio

Covers DUI / DWI and other criminal defense issues. By L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, L.P.A. Co.

http://www.patrickmulligan.com/faqs/
  • Jun 13

    What Will Happen If You Are Arrested For Soliciting A Prostitute?

    What Will Happen If You Are Arrested For Soliciting A Prostitute?
    If you are arrested for Soliciting a Prostitute, you will most likely be taken to the County Jail. Once you arrive at the jail, you will be given a bond and you will not be able to leave the jail until the bond is posted. This usually…
  • Jun 13

    What Is The Difference Between Rape And Sexual Battery?

    What Is The Difference Between Rape And Sexual Battery?
    There are multiple ways to be charged with Rape but most of them include forcing someone to participate in sexual conduct. There are also multiple ways to be charged with Sexual Battery, however, they typically include consensual sexual…
  • Jun 13

    Do Judges Have Any Discretion When It Comes To Sentencing For Rape?

    Do Judges Have Any Discretion When It Comes To Sentencing For Rape?
    There are many different factors in a rape case that determine how much discretion the judge will have for sentencing. For example, the age of the victim, if physical harm was involved, if a date rape drug was used, etc. The worst sentence a…
Rank this Week: 3481

Attorney David Engler's Elder Law…

Attorney David Engler's Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law, elder care, probate, estate law and family law.

http://davidengler.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 10

    Not The Smartest Criminal

    Not The Smartest Criminal
    Originally posted on FAMILY FAULT LINES:Jaywalking by itself does not lead to a search of a person.  But if when you are stopped and start to run and throw a punch at an officer then you got troubles.  Also tip for would be…
  • May 28

    How to Prove The Cash The Cops Nabbed Was Yours?

    How to Prove The Cash The Cops Nabbed Was Yours?
      Nowadays, all of us are fighting the worst economic crisis in history the best we can. If you have this discomforting feeling that you are left alone to struggle all by yourself, then you are not far away from the ugly truth. To make…
  • Jan 28

    Documentation of The Demonstration of Love

    Documentation of The Demonstration of Love
    By Attorney David Engler Yesterday, an ICU physician gave me the concept of “The Documentation of The Demonstration of Love.” It is a beautiful concept and especially useful when trying to determine at the end of life, who is…
Rank this Week: 3175

Cincinnati Attorney Blog

Cincinnati Attorney Blog

Covers Cincinnati personal injury and workers compensation issues. By McKenzie & Snyder LLP.

http://www.mckenzie-snyder.com/blog
  • Apr 29

    Ohio Truck Accident Lawyer

    Ohio Truck Accident Lawyer
    ms-truck_driver.jpg Your truck is your lifeline! If you suffer a personal injury while driving a truck, you may be at risk of losing your source of income. Being on the road is money: When you're not driving, you're not…
  • Apr 17

    Hamilton OH Law Firm Sponsors 2014 RiversEdge Concert Serie

    Hamilton OH Law Firm Sponsors 2014 RiversEdge Concert Serie
    mckenzie-snyder-llp-logo-new.jpg Join us all summer long for the RiversEdge concert series in Hamilton, OH! McKenzie & Snyder  is proud to support our community as a sponsoring…
  • Apr 11

    Workers' Compensation for Injured Ohio Employee

    Workers' Compensation for Injured Ohio Employee
    ms-ohio_bwc_logo.jpg In my own life I have worked to build each day so that the next day is better than the previous one. I have worked all kinds of jobs doing all kinds of things. Several of the lawyers at McKenzie &…
Rank this Week: 4110

Toledo Criminal Law Blog

Toledo Criminal Law Blog

By the Law Offices of Patituce & Scott, LLC.

http://www.toledo-criminal-lawyer.com/questions-answers/
  • Apr 29

    Why was I arrested for a DUI if I passed the field sobriety tests?

    Why was I arrested for a DUI if I passed the field sobriety tests?
    When speaking with potential clients we always ask about what happened after they were taken out of their vehicle.  In theory they should have been subjected to the field sobriety tests before being arrested. Most of our clients fall…
  • Apr 21

    What are the penalties for rape when the victim lies?

    What are the penalties for rape when the victim lies?
    If you have been accused of rape you need to immediately hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect you from these charges.  In many of these cases the accused victim is not only exaggerating but telling an outright lie.…
  • Apr 21

    What happens to me if I refuse to take a breath test?

    What happens to me if I refuse to take a breath test?
    There are a lot of theories out there about whether or not it is better to take a breath test or to refuse.  We will address that question in another posting, however, today we are looking at what happens to you if you refuse a breath…
Rank this Week: 1857