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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: 122

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/
  • Sep 16

    Confirm, but don’t fish, when seeking return-to-work medical info under the ADA

    Confirm, but don’t fish, when seeking return-to-work medical info under the ADA
    The EEOC has sued Minnesota-based Cummins Power Generation for requiring an employee to submit to an alleged overly broad fitness-for-duty examination. According to the EEOC: In its lawsuit, the federal agency contended that Cummins…
  • Sep 15

    Cutetallica — 4 lessons in talent management

    Cutetallica — 4 lessons in talent management
    Those of you who’ve been reading for awhile know that my 8-year-old daughter plays in a rock band. “Band” might be too ambitious of a term. She’s taken guitar lessons at School of Rock, in Strongsville, Ohio, for a…
  • Sep 12

    WIRTW #336 (the “tinder-box” edition)

    WIRTW #336 (the “tinder-box” edition)
    If you’re a start-up in the business of selling online dating through an iPhone app, its probably best that one of your executives not be accused of sexual harassment. Thus, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that earlier this week,…
Rank this Week: 173

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/
  • Sep 15

    Asking for Help

    Asking for Help
    We have one more story to add to the list of attorneys with mental health and addiction issues. Unfortunately, it's less frequent that we have stories of recovery to post, though a blog post from a few months back did highlight one attorney's…
  • Sep 10

    The PACER Debacle

    The PACER Debacle
    Librarians, researchers, and attorneys have come to love PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records), the online database of federal pleadings. It's a terrific resource for those following cases or who need examples of real complaints…
  • Sep 8

    ABA Journal Fiction Prize

    ABA Journal Fiction Prize
    The Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction has been awarded to John Grisham for Sycamore Row. We have the book in our collection if you need some light reading to take your mind off of studying. If that novel is off the shelf, you're welcome to…
Rank this Week: 168

The Briefcase

The Briefcase

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

http://www.briefcase8.com/
  • Feb 28

    Friday Roundup

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

    My latest experiences with the burning bush

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

    An unlikely story

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

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: 253

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: 536

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/
  • Sep 16

    Federal judge strikes down Ohio's ban on lying in political campaign

    Federal judge strikes down Ohio's ban on lying in political campaign
    A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio struck down Ohio laws that ban lying in political campaigns last Thursday. Judge Timothy Black found that the laws were "more burdensome than necessary to accomplish…
  • Sep 16

    Public comment sought on rule changes in Ohio

    Public comment sought on rule changes in Ohio
    The Supreme Court of Ohio has proposed several changes to both the Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC) and the Rules of Practice and Procedure. The changes to the latter set of rules involve amendments to Ohio's Rules of Appellate Procedure,…
  • Sep 11

    Ohio Supreme Court on the move

    Ohio Supreme Court on the move
    Court News Ohio reports that the Supreme Court of Ohio is once again on the move - this time hearing cases from Ravenna High School in Portage County on September 24. During this session the Court will hear three appeals which students from…
Rank this Week: 792

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: 1031

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/
  • Sep 15

    DaytonDUI Court Finder: Where Is Your DUI Case?

    DaytonDUI Court Finder: Where Is Your DUI Case?
    DUI Court Finder You have found the DaytonDUI Court Finder.  Below are links to almost every municipal court in the Miami Valley.  Most of these sites allow you to look up case information and provide valuable information about…
  • Sep 11

    The Importance of the Burden of Proof

    The Importance of the Burden of Proof
    We want our judges to stand up for the highest tenets of justice and apply the burden of proof in a fair and impartial way – especially when the pressure is on.  Here is a very pertinent quote from the Charlotte Observer. The law…
  • Sep 8

    Alcohol And Your Body: A Primer

    Alcohol And Your Body: A Primer
    About 20% of the alcohol (actually the impairing substance is ethanol) in your beverage is absorbed in the stomach and the remaining 80% is absorbed in the small intestine.  How fast it is absorbed is dependent on various…
Rank this Week: 879

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/
  • Sep 15

    CLE Update: Upcoming real estate seminars in Ohio

    CLE Update: Upcoming real estate seminars in Ohio
    With the real estate market heating up, continuing education seminars on real estate topics are increasing. Below are links to Sterling Education, NBI and the OSBA for their seminars, webinars, teleconferences, etc. that are being offered…
  • Sep 8

    Pay your Taxes before your Lender Redeems your Property

    Pay your Taxes before your Lender Redeems your Property
    A mortgage holder has the right to redeem (take back) real property that is the subject of a real estate tax foreclosure when the owner does not pay taxes on the land, according to the recent decision of the Ohio Supreme Court in In re…
  • Sep 2

    Understanding Risks Unique to Personal Loan Guarantee

    Understanding Risks Unique to Personal Loan Guarantee
    Personal guarantees are commonplace in loans of all types and sizes. However, there are issues that are unique to personal guarantees provided by individuals that need to be taken into consideration when negotiating a loan. The death of…
Rank this Week: 572

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/
  • Sep 14

    Of Course, It's More Complicated Than That

    Of Course, It's More Complicated Than That
    Judge Kopf began with Digby.  Digby'd staked out the remarkably stupid position that since Nino didn't think the Constitution prohibited the execution of the factually innocent, and didn't think that it was immoral to hold that position,…
  • Sep 10

    Close to Simple Murder

    Close to Simple Murder
    Of one thing, however, I am certain. Just as an execution without adequate safeguards is unacceptable, so too is an execution when the condemned prisoner can prove that he is innocent. The execution of a person who can show that he is…
  • Sep 4

    It can't help but have some effect

    It can't help but have some effect
    My father died in 1986.  It was no surprise.  The doctors had said 6-12 months and it had been about 10.  He was in the hospital in New York.  I was in Texas.  My mother kept telling me not to come.  It isn't…
Rank this Week: 786

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/
  • Sep 4

    Tech Thursday: Email Hacked? Here's What To Do

    Tech Thursday: Email Hacked? Here's What To Do
    First, don't panic! CNET's Sharon Profis lists the steps you should take when it happens and what you can do to prevent future attacks. You can read her article "What to do if your email gets hacked (and how to...
  • Aug 28

    Tech Thursday: What Happens To Your Online Accounts After You Die

    Tech Thursday: What Happens To Your Online Accounts After You Die
    Ever wonder what will happen to all your online accounts when you die? Christina DesMarais' article "Manage What Happens to Your Online Accounts After You Die" tells you how to create a digital will and lists some websites that can...
  • Aug 21

    Tech Thursday: Tips For Longer Laptop Battery Life

    Tech Thursday: Tips For Longer Laptop Battery Life
    Ever wish you could extend the battery life on your laptop? PCMAG.COM's Brian Westover tells us how to get more out or our battery in his article, "9 Tips for Longer Laptop Battery Life". You can read it here.
Rank this Week: 822

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: 821

Great Work!

Great Work!

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

http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Considers Missouri Workers’ Compensation Laws, Rules Against Former NFL Players in Concussion Suit

    U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Considers Missouri Workers’ Compensation Laws, Rules Against Former NFL Players in Concussion Suit
    In the case of Kenney et al. v. Kansas City Chiefs Football Club, Inc., former Chiefs players sued the organization, alleging the club had failed to adequately protect and warn players of the dangers of concussions. As part of their suit, the…
  • Aug 21

    An ADA Trap for the Unwary - Noncompliant Website

    An ADA Trap for the Unwary - Noncompliant Website
    Businesses must brace themselves for a tidal wave of accessibility-related lawsuits focused on websites that do not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While most companies with 15 or more employees that are open to the…
  • Aug 11

    IRS Issues Draft Forms for 2015 ACA Reporting

    IRS Issues Draft Forms for 2015 ACA Reporting
    On July 24, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service released drafts of the forms that large employers will be required to file in order to show that the health coverage they offer to their employees complies with the Affordable Care Act (ACA)…
Rank this Week: 957

Ohio Injury Law Firm Blog

Ohio Injury Law Firm Blog

Covers birth injury, cerebral palsy and medical malpractice. By the Becker Law Firm.

http://www.ohio-injurylawfirm.com/
  • Jun 5

    Deaths from Medical Malpractice Often Merit Wrongful Death Claim

    Deaths from Medical Malpractice Often Merit Wrongful Death Claim
    Deaths from medical malpractice are a shocking reality. When a loved one has been injured or suffers from a health problem and seeks medical care, it is hard to imagine that intervention could make the situation worse. Unfortunately, medical…
  • May 29

    Malpractice Can Result from Contaminated Surgical Instrument

    Malpractice Can Result from Contaminated Surgical Instrument
    Surgery malpractice can happen anywhere: hospitals, dental clinics and plastic surgery centers, among others. Although there is always a risk for medical malpractice when someone undergoes surgery, some complications and injuries are…
  • Mar 8

    Nerve Damage: An Overview

    Nerve Damage: An Overview
    Nerve damage is a fairly common result of doctor negligence. If you have suffered nerve damage, you may be able to file a case with a medical malpractice lawyer. Elyria attorneys who specialize in this area can help. First let's look at the…
Rank this Week: 1043

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Comments on DUI law. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://www.columbusoviattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    SEMINAR SHARPENS THE SAW

    SEMINAR SHARPENS THE SAW
    I'm afraid of heights. I passed on the opportunity to go on the 450' observation wheel, and I steered clear of the zip line starting at the 50th floor of the hotel. For me, just getting to the 50th floor was challenging because it required…
  • Aug 23

    NEW BOOK PROVIDES READERS WITH VALUABLE INFORMATION ABOUT DUI/OVI IN OHIO

    NEW BOOK PROVIDES READERS WITH VALUABLE INFORMATION ABOUT DUI/OVI IN OHIO
    It won't win a Pulitzer Prize, it will not be mentioned with the New York Times best sellers, and it will not be at the top of readers' 'wish lists'. In fact, most people may not find it very interesting. If you are charged with a DUI/OVI…
  • Aug 16

    JAPANESE LAWYER COMPARES DUI/OVI IN OHIO AND DUI/OVI IN JAPAN

    JAPANESE LAWYER COMPARES DUI/OVI IN OHIO AND DUI/OVI IN JAPAN
    This summer, I had the honor of being shadowed by Japanese criminal defense lawyer Yaeko Hashimoto, who recently completed an LL.M. program at the O.S.U. Moritz College of Law. In our conversations, it became clear there are differences…
Rank this Week: 1835

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • Sep 16

    Request For Evidence (RFE) and USCIS

    Request For Evidence (RFE) and USCIS
    It is not uncommon when applying for a K1 Fiance Visa or a Marriage Visa that you will receive a Request For Evidence (RFE) during the process. A Request For Evidence can be sent for a variety of reasons and is not cause for…
  • Sep 10

    Financial Support for the K1 Fiance

    Financial Support for the K1 Fiance
    The petitioner of a K1 Fiancé Visa will have to demonstrate that he or she earns at least 125% above the Federal Poverty Guidelines for whatever size family you will become after getting married. I suggest using the…
  • Aug 5

    Multiple K-1 Fiance Visa Filing

    Multiple K-1 Fiance Visa Filing
    USCIS allows a Petitioner to file more than one K1 Fiance Visa. However, if you have filed two or more K-1 Fiance Visa petitions in the past, you must apply for a waiver when applying again. You will also need a waiver if you have had one K-1…
Rank this Week: 1956

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

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

    County uses eminent domain to acquire bank lot

    County uses eminent domain to acquire bank lot
    Miami County commissioners have targeted three properties to purchase to help regain the parking they will lose once the new county jail is built on the lot south of the Administration Building, but one of the three property owners…
  • Sep 16

    New Eminent Domain Law May Require Business-Litigation Approach To Condemnation Case

    New Eminent Domain Law May Require Business-Litigation Approach To Condemnation Case
    The Charlottesville paper recently ran an interesting story about how local road improvement projects will test the limits and scope of the Commonwealth's new eminent domain law.  The new laws are comprised of reforms passed in 2007 and…
  • Sep 10

    Improvements Coming to SR 32 as Part of Eastern Corridor

    Improvements Coming to SR 32 as Part of Eastern Corridor
    The Ohio Department of Transportation recently announced improvements that will be made in the Eastgate area as part of the Eastern Corridor program. Plans include widening state Route 32 between Eastgate Boulevard and Olive…
Rank this Week: 1711

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: 1723

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

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

    Cincinnati Gift Tax: Can I Give Tax-Free Gifts to My Children?

    Cincinnati Gift Tax: Can I Give Tax-Free Gifts to My Children?
    When you hear about the existence of the federal gift tax, you may wonder if you can give tax-free gifts to your children. Have you been breaking the law all these years by failing to pay taxes on holiday gifts? Let’s look at the answer…
  • Sep 11

    Medicaid in Cincinnati: Is It Only for the Poor?

    Medicaid in Cincinnati: Is It Only for the Poor?
    It would be logical to tune out the subject of Medicaid if you are a working person who will be qualified for Medicare someday. After all, Medicaid is a health insurance program for the poor, right? You have never been poor. Why would you…
  • Sep 9

    Unwanted Inheritance – Giving It Back

    Unwanted Inheritance – Giving It Back
    No one likes getting a gift that they do not want, but it happens fairly often. We have all received Christmas or birthday presents that we would rather not have. We always say that we will exchange them, but rarely do. Closets and attics all…
Rank this Week: 3491

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/
  • Sep 15

    Cooper certified as elder law specialist

    Cooper certified as elder law specialist
    COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) announced that 19 attorneys have been certified as legal specialists in elder law. The Supreme Court Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists accredited the OSBA to certify…
  • Aug 12

    How a Trust Affects Your Ohio Homestead Exemption

    How a Trust Affects Your Ohio Homestead Exemption
    By Tricia Applegate Do I still qualify for the Homestead Exemption if my home is in a Trust? The short answer is yes, with a few provisions. The State of Ohio states: You are eligible for the homestead exemption if all of the following are…
  • Aug 11

    What is HIPAA?

    What is HIPAA?
    By: JM Megail Gaumer HIPAA stands for “Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act”. The law was adopted in 1996 to, among many other complicated provisions, protect patients' personal information (a.k.a. protected…
Rank this Week: 4467

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/
  • Sep 15

    Only About 1/2 of Phase I Assessments Analyze for Vapor Migration Risk

    Only About 1/2 of Phase I Assessments Analyze for Vapor Migration Risk
    Phase I Environmental Assessments (Phase I ESA) are the first step in the environmental due diligence process.  A Phase I ESA is a review of available information regarding a property to determine the possibility contamination may be…
  • Sep 2

    Army Corps Wetland Jurisdictional Determinations Are Not Reviewable

    Army Corps Wetland Jurisdictional Determinations Are Not Reviewable
    According to the 5th Circuit in Belle v. Army Corps of Engineers, nothing has changed with regard to the inability of a property owner to challenge an Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) decision that federally protected wetlands exist on the…
  • Aug 26

    EPA's Decision to Deny Ozone Petition Based in Reality

    EPA's Decision to Deny Ozone Petition Based in Reality
    Combating ozone pollution is really about time.  When I was back at Ohio EPA, we had countless meeting discussing how Ohio could (or whether it could) accelerate progress dramatically in reducing ozone pollution.  During that time…
Rank this Week: 1579

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/
  • Sep 15

    The Changing Face of the Federal Appellate Court

    The Changing Face of the Federal Appellate Court
    When a president serves two terms (as the last three have), they can have a significant impact of the face of the federal judiciary.  An analysis by the New York Times focuses on President Obama’s federal appellate…
  • Sep 11

    The Sixth Circuit Has A New Chief

    The Sixth Circuit Has A New Chief
    Judge R. Guy Cole, Jr. became the Chief Judge of the Sixth Circuit on August 15.  Prior to his nomination to the Sixth Circuit, Chief Judge Cole had a diverse range of experience, including both public service and private practice: a…
  • Sep 5

    Sixth Circuit Issues Another Daubert Decision

    Sixth Circuit Issues Another Daubert Decision
    In Burgett v. Troy-Bilt, LLC, the Sixth Circuit affirmed summary judgment on behalf of the defendant in a products liability case after the district court struck the plaintiff’s expert under Daubert.  The key question in this case…
Rank this Week: 3592

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • Sep 15

    Foreign Entrepreneurs are Taking Their Money Elsewhere - to Canada

    Foreign Entrepreneurs are Taking Their Money Elsewhere - to Canada
    Two years ago, it seemed that it was only a matter of time before Congress passed comprehensive immigration reform. In June of 2012, the President implemented his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and the following summer, the…
  • Sep 5

    The Immigrant Children "Boom"

    The Immigrant Children "Boom"
    Immigration to the U.S. is not a new phenomenon, but the recent influx to the U.S. by tens of thousands of young Central Americans in the summer of 2014 was notable. Over the past few years, the number of illegal border crossings had leveled…
  • Aug 29

    DOL Finally Clarifies the Meaning of "Familial Relationship in PERM Application

    DOL Finally Clarifies the Meaning of "Familial Relationship in PERM Application
    Many foreign workers obtain their green cards by finding a U.S. employer to sponsor them for permanent residence. Most employment-based cases are completed through the Labor Certification process, which is also commonly referred to as the…
Rank this Week: 2552

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: 3060

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
Rank this Week: 2986

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

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

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

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
Rank this Week: 2601

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/
  • Sep 9

    What Do I Do If The Police Want To Interview Me About Rape Charges?

    What Do I Do If The Police Want To Interview Me About Rape Charges?
    If you have been contacted by the police, a detective, or a social worker who wants to question you about potential allegations that you have sexually abused someone you need to take the following advice very seriously: immediately pick up…
  • Sep 9

    Will I Lose My Nursing License Over An OVI Charge?

    Will I Lose My Nursing License Over An OVI Charge?
    As a former prosecutor I can tell you that certain prosecutor’s offices take a different stance on whether or not they will report your OVI conviction to the Board. However, be aware that if you are convicted and do not report you run…
  • Sep 9

    If I Passed My Field Sobriety Tests Will The Prosecutor Dismiss The Case?

    If I Passed My Field Sobriety Tests Will The Prosecutor Dismiss The Case?
    Many times our clients first call in and while we talk about their arrest they comment that they feel they passed the field sobriety tests. They are often confused as to why they were even arrested if they did well on the tests. So if you…
Rank this Week: 2486

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/
  • Sep 8

    Ohio Supreme Court Issues Unusual Criticism of Court of Appeal

    Ohio Supreme Court Issues Unusual Criticism of Court of Appeal
    The Ohio Supreme Court reinstated kidnapping and other convictions from a man who had been previously acquitted by an Appeals court on sufficiency of evidence grounds.  The court said that the evidence in the case was…
  • Apr 17

    What Has To Be In An OVI Motion to Suppress? Ohio Supreme Court Clarifies Standard

    What Has To Be In An OVI Motion to Suppress? Ohio Supreme Court Clarifies Standard
    The case is State v. Codeluppi, Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-1574. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that a
 highly detailed pleading of the facts and law is not required to trigger the right to a hearing on a motion to suppress. In this…
  • Mar 31

    Court of Appeals Reverses Felony Domestic Violence Conviction. Engel represented Defendant.

    Court of Appeals Reverses Felony Domestic Violence Conviction. Engel represented Defendant.
    An Ohio Court of Appeals has reversed a domestic violence felony conviction for a woman in Greene County. J. A. Engel and Mary Martin from Michael K. Allen & Associates represented the defendant. The case is available to read here:…
Rank this Week: 3418

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: 3420

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
  • Sep 5

    Join us for our upcoming program in Columbus on the benefits of ESOP

    Join us for our upcoming program in Columbus on the benefits of ESOP
    By Ann Caresani Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs):A Tax-Advantaged Strategy for Growth, Liquidity and Succession Planning Tuesday, September 23, 2014 REGISTER NOW BEFORE SEPTEMBER 19! 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. -  Registration4:00…
  • Aug 25

    SEC money market reform – ERISA impact

    SEC money market reform – ERISA impact
    By Greg Daugherty Our sister blog reported recently that the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) published final regulations that reform money market mutual funds (“MMFs”). The regulations provide for two…
  • Aug 20

    DOL updates missing participant guidance

    DOL updates missing participant guidance
    By Deb Boiarsky On Thursday, the Department of Labor issued a Field Assistance Bulletin updating its prior guidance on locating missing participants. As before, the guidance technically only applies in the context of terminating defined…
Rank this Week: 3846

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
  • Aug 22

    Return of Retail Part Two

    Return of Retail Part Two
    I recently speculated that retail must be back. I just attended the ICSC Idea Exchange in Columbus, Ohio and got further support for this idea. Robert Myers, Chief Operating Officer of Philips Edison & Company, said they were now seeing…
  • Jul 16

    Return of the New Shopping Center

    Return of the New Shopping Center
    For quite a while there has been very few new shopping centers being developed. Many people may have even questioned whether there would ever be any new significant shopping centers. Apparently, times have changed. In rapid succession, I have…
  • Jul 14

    Golf Courses Changing their Swings !

    Golf Courses Changing their Swings !
    While the rest of the real estate industry recovers from the downturn of the last several years, the golf course industry is struggling to emerge; it remains a buyer's market.  Some golf courses are converting to…
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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: 4506

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Aug 12

    Debtors Can Face Uphill Battle to Remedy Creditor Mistake

    Debtors Can Face Uphill Battle to Remedy Creditor Mistake
    So many Americans today are facing debt collection efforts that the system often appears to be overwhelmed.  Mistakes seem to be getting more and more common. A recent article by Teresa Dixon Murray in the Cleveland Plain Dealer…
  • Aug 11

    Majority of the World's Companies are Family Businesse

    Majority of the World's Companies are Family Businesse
    The majority of the world’s enterprises today are family firms.  That is according to David S. Landes, Professor Emeritus of History and Economics at Harvard and author of Dynasties - - Fortunes and Misfortunes of the World’s…
  • Jul 3

    Ohio is Currently One of the Best States for Asset Protection

    Ohio is Currently One of the Best States for Asset Protection
    Some states offer better asset protection alternatives than others.  There are numerous factors to consider in deciding how good (or bad) a state is from an asset protection standpoint.  These factors…
Rank this Week: 3724

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
  • 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…
  • Jul 23

    How Do Brokers and Insurance Agents Mislead You Into Buying VL and VUL Insurance Policies?

    How Do Brokers and Insurance Agents Mislead You Into Buying VL and VUL Insurance Policies?
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Brokers and agents who sell variable insurance products are supposed to comply both with state securities or insurance regulations and with regulations issued by the Securities and…
Rank this Week: 3400

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: 4507

Dahman's Law

Dahman's Law

Covers business issues.

http://www.dahmanlaw.com/Blog.html
  • Jul 8

    Visas into the United States of America: Fiancé Visa

    Visas into the United States of America: Fiancé Visa
    There are two primary types of visas that can be obtained for entry into the United States of America:  (1) immigration visas, and (2) temporary/visitor visas. Temporary/visitor visas are for people who are not seeking to…
  • Jun 30

    H.B. 483

    H.B. 483
    From schools to snakes, turbines to tattoos, and rehab to roller coasters, House Bill 483 covers a lot of ground. Several amendments are generating heated discussion already.  One major component making headlines is the almost $400…
  • May 29

    Copyright Troll Malibu Media Invades Ohio

    Copyright Troll Malibu Media Invades Ohio
    The Copyright Act’s Unintended Consequence:  For-profit Litigation In 1976 as Jimmy Carter won the presidency and the nation celebrated its bicentennial, no one predicted a bill intended to protect authors from unfair use of their…
Rank this Week: 3459

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: 3250

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: 3786

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: 2755

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: 3526

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: 4122

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: 2489

Frequently Asked Questions about…

Frequently Asked Questions about Federal Criminal Defense

Answers federal criminal defense questions for northern Ohio residents. By Patituce & Associates LLC.

http://cleveland-federal-criminal-defense.com/frequently-asked-questions-2/
  • Apr 29

    What Are The Federal Sentencing Guidelines?

    What Are The Federal Sentencing Guidelines?
    In cases where the United States Government is accusing an individual of a crime there are two major factors that come into play when determining a sentence.  Sentences are impacted by federal sentencing statutes and by the federal…
  • Apr 18

    Will I be sent to prison if I am convicted of child pornography charges in federal court?

    Will I be sent to prison if I am convicted of child pornography charges in federal court?
    The short answer to the question of whether or not you will be sent to prison if you are convicted of child pornography charges in federal court is: most likely. These cases are handled in a very aggressive manner by the assistant United…
  • Aug 20

    Charged With Federal Child Pornography Charges In Violation of 18 USC 2252

    Charged With Federal Child Pornography Charges In Violation of 18 USC 2252
    One of the most devastating charges an individual can face in the federal justice system are child pornography charges.  Depending on which section of the code you are charged with you could face a minimum of 5, 10, 0r 15 years in…
Rank this Week: 3517