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The Briefcase

The Briefcase

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

http://www.briefcase8.com/
  • Feb 28

    Friday Roundup

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

    My latest experiences with the burning bush

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

    An unlikely story

    An unlikely story
    Every trial is a story.  The prosecution has a story.  The defense has a story.  Oftentimes, the defense story is nothing more than that the prosecution hasn't proved their story beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 124

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/
  • Aug 19

    Even the lone wolf can establish protected concerted activity with today’s NLRB

    Even the lone wolf can establish protected concerted activity with today’s NLRB
    In Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market (8/11/14) [pdf], the NLRB held that an employee engaged in protected concerted activity merely by asking co-workers for help in making a sexual harassment complaint to her employer. It was irrelevant to…
  • Aug 18

    Announcing a new beginning at Meyers Roman

    Announcing a new beginning at Meyers Roman
    And to make an end is to make a beginning. ― T.S. Eliot According to my blogging service, this is my 2,000th post. While this milestone is mind-blowing (at least to me), I am marking this bi-millenium with news of a different kind.…
  • Aug 15

    WIRTW #332 (the “carpe diem” edition)

    WIRTW #332 (the “carpe diem” edition)
    There are lots of snippets of Robin Williams I could play. I chose this one. I'll see everyone Monday with some huge news.   Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination The “Dirty Dozen”: Top 12…
Rank this Week: 376

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/
  • Aug 14

    Tech Thursday: Reclaim Control Over Your Digital Self

    Tech Thursday: Reclaim Control Over Your Digital Self
    Ever wonder how much data is there about you online? When you think about it, it's kind of frightening. To help you get a handle on this, Natasha Stokes, in her article "Take Control of Your Personal Data", lists a...
  • Aug 7

    Tech Thursday: How To Make & Take Calls Anonymously

    Tech Thursday: How To Make & Take Calls Anonymously
    Ever wish you could have a disposable phone number? Well you can. Techlicious' Suzanne Kantra's article, "How to Make Your Phone Number Private" gives you four ways to do just that. You can read her article here.
  • Jul 31

    Tech Thursday: Working From Home

    Tech Thursday: Working From Home
    Ever work from home? If your answer is yes, then you know it's not as easy as it sounds. James Kendrick gives us five tips in his article "5 tips for getting the most out of working at home". You...
Rank this Week: 379

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: 337

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/
  • Aug 19

    Mineral rights cases to be heard by Supreme Court of Ohio

    Mineral rights cases to be heard by Supreme Court of Ohio
    Court News Ohio reports that the Supreme Court of Ohio is set to hear two cases involving mineral rights on Wednesday. The cases have arisen largely due to the use of fracking and horizontal drilling in Ohio and have potential multi-million…
  • Aug 18

    Ohio's moratorium on execution drugs extended

    Ohio's moratorium on execution drugs extended
    Controversy surrounding Ohio’s use of new execution drugs continues to mount, as U.S. District Judge Gregory L. Frost has now extended a moratorium on executions in Ohio until January 15, 2015. This order postpones the execution of Ronald…
  • Aug 18

    Barmageddon: Law graduates sue ExamSoft over bar exam glitche

    Barmageddon: Law graduates sue ExamSoft over bar exam glitche
    The ABA Journal reports that law graduates in multiple states have now filed suit against bar exam software company, ExamSoft, related to software glitches that prevented them from uploading their answers on time while taking the bar exam…
Rank this Week: 673

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

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

http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/
Rank this Week: 824

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/
  • Aug 17

    Because He's Not Above or Below the Law

    Because He's Not Above or Below the Law
    What should he do if it's true?  If he actually beat his wife?That's what Judge Kopf asks at his blog, Hercules and the Umpire.  He's asking about Mark Fuller. That's The Honorable Mark Fuller, Judge of the United States District…
  • Aug 15

    On Drug Dogs, Rafael Montero, Thalidomide, and Florida v. Harri

    On Drug Dogs, Rafael Montero, Thalidomide, and Florida v. Harri
    The Mets are going nowhere fast.  Terry Collins, the manager, said the other day that he expects them to be in the post-season.  Either he was either lying or he's delusional.  The team (and I'm trying to be gentle about this)…
  • Aug 10

    Really, It Was the Other Guy

    Really, It Was the Other Guy
    Whatever you think of the criminal justice system, it suffers from an unavoidable flaw.  It's operated by human beings.  That means it won't be perfect.Whatever ought in some platonic sphere of ideal justice (whatever that might…
Rank this Week: 740

Great Work!

Great Work!

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

http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/
  • 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)…
  • Aug 4

    President Obama Orders Federal Contractors to Disclose Labor Violation

    President Obama Orders Federal Contractors to Disclose Labor Violation
    On July 31, 2014, President Obama signed an executive order requiring businesses to disclose labor law violations for the preceding three years before they can obtain a federal contract. The order—The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces…
  • Aug 1

    NLRB Lessens Burden to Prove Franchisor and Franchisee are Joint Employer

    NLRB Lessens Burden to Prove Franchisor and Franchisee are Joint Employer
    What the Board SaidThe General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board made good on his threat to seek to expand the traditional joint employer test. If followed by the Board, which is probable, the new test will find …
Rank this Week: 790

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: 540

Frederick Focke Mischler

Frederick Focke Mischler

Reviews accounting, tax, and legal issues that face businesses and business owners in Ohio.

http://fredmischler.blogs.com/
  • Apr 13

    Health Care Powers of Attorney

    Health Care Powers of Attorney
    Below is copied an old email message I sent out to some friends.  It is difficult to recall the precise emotions as I watched the Schiavo family and their tragedy rehashed ad nauseum in the media.  In the end, I hoped the public awareness…
  • Apr 13

    Health Care Powers of Attorney

    Health Care Powers of Attorney
    Below is copied an old email message I sent out to some friends.  It is difficult to recall the precise emotions as I watched the Schiavo family and their tragedy rehashed ad nauseum in the media.  In the end, I hoped the public…
  • Apr 4

    Ohio Real Estate Deed

    Ohio Real Estate Deed
    The Deed is a document that transfers title in real estate.  In the sale of a piece of property, the seller is the "grantor" and the buyer is the "grantee".  There are 6 statutory forms for deeds in Ohio.
Rank this Week: 465

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: 1671

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: 3922

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

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

    Reports: Al Davis Estate Plan Keeps Raiders In Family

    Reports: Al Davis Estate Plan Keeps Raiders In Family
    Keeping Assets in the Family In 2011, the sporting community suffered a devastating blow when the news circulated about the death of longtime Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis. Davis, a member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame,…
  • Aug 14

    NFL’s McNair Had No Estate Plan

    NFL’s McNair Had No Estate Plan
    Just in Time for Football Season Dying without an estate plan  – a condition known as intestacy – can result in many difficulties for those who are left behind. Many people fail to plan ahead because they expect to live for…
  • Aug 7

    Proposed 2015 Budget Would Reduce Estate Tax Exclusion, Raise Rate

    Proposed 2015 Budget Would Reduce Estate Tax Exclusion, Raise Rate
    There is a very relevant article appearing on the Forbes website that explains some of the details about the 2015 budget proposal that has been presented by the White House. High net worth families who are potentially exposed to the estate…
Rank this Week: 3434

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/
  • Aug 19

    Are DUI Laws A Sophisticated Form Of Gaslighting?

    Are DUI Laws A Sophisticated Form Of Gaslighting?
    How does “gaslighting” relate to Ohio DUI laws? In the 1944 film Gaslight, Ingrid Bergman’s character  Paula Alquist Anton meets and marries the charming Gregory Anton played by Charles Boyer.  The husband does…
  • Aug 15

    Ohio DUI Crackdown Begins Today!

    Ohio DUI Crackdown Begins Today!
    You can expect a major increase in Ohio DUI enforcement beginning today.  Operation “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” will put 99 law enforcement agencies on our roads with over 8,400 hours of extra enforcement that will run…
  • Aug 14

    First Offense Kettering OVI – What Is Going To Happen To Me?

    First Offense Kettering OVI – What Is Going To Happen To Me?
    A first offense Kettering OVI is defined at O.R.C. 4511.19 as a DUI with no priors within 6 years.  A first offense OVI can be charged in three ways.  The first charge is caused by testing over the legal limit of…
Rank this Week: 1244

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/
  • Aug 18

    Welcome Back and Looking Back

    Welcome Back and Looking Back
    Welcome back to a new school year. Though classes are a week away, the entire university has been preparing for students' return. One fun news feature comes from The Ohio State University's main page, Hidden gems on campus, which highlights…
  • Aug 15

    Once a Buckeye

    Once a Buckeye
    If you're one of our law students, you're getting ready for your return to Moritz. As you meet new people this year, remember that one day they will be your colleagues---for better or worse. One of my favorite things about meeting new…
  • Aug 13

    Most Useful Government Website?

    Most Useful Government Website?
    The airline industry is heavily regulated, which makes sense if you think about that whole interstate commerce thing. For Pete's sake (pardon the swear), the Commerce Clause is seemingly older than dirt. Some may be opposed to what they…
Rank this Week: 2179

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/
Rank this Week: 1341

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Comments on DUI law. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://www.columbusoviattorneyblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 22

    CAN I BE PULLED OVER BASED ON THE UNCORROBORATED CLAIM OF ANOTHER DRIVER?

    CAN I BE PULLED OVER BASED ON THE UNCORROBORATED CLAIM OF ANOTHER DRIVER?
    We are all urged to call the police if we suspect someone is driving under the influence. This message comes to us in radio and television commercials, on billboards, and on cruiser license plates: 1-800-GRAB-DUI. If someone makes the…
  • Jun 30

    HOLD THE PHONE...BUT DON'T SEARCH IT WITHOUT A WARRANT

    HOLD THE PHONE...BUT DON'T SEARCH IT WITHOUT A WARRANT
    If a driver is pulled over and charged with a criminal offense, can the police search through the data on the driver's cell phone? That question was recently addressed by the United States Supreme Court. The case does not directly involve a…
Rank this Week: 1749

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
  • Aug 15

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy
    FI&C’s Scot Ganow talks with passive RFID expert James Lusk, with Odyssey RFID, to understand what RFID is, how it is being used (or could be used) and what its impact could be on privacy in today’s connected world.
  • Aug 14

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update
    In privacy litigation, the cornerstones of establishing a case rise and fall on two things. Harm. First, can the plaintiffs establish a claim by asserting they were harmed as a result of the defendant’s actions (or in many cases,…
  • Aug 7

    FI&C Privacy Update: “The Internet of Things”

    FI&C Privacy Update: “The Internet of Things”
    Welcome to Faruki Ireland & Cox’s first Privacy Update. In this segment, FI&C’s Scot Ganow introduces viewers to the recurring subject of “The Internet of Things,” which discusses the changing nature of the Web…
Rank this Week: 2502

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/
  • Aug 15

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy
    FI&C’s Scot Ganow talks with passive RFID expert James Lusk, with Odyssey RFID, to understand what RFID is, how it is being used (or could be used) and what its impact could be on privacy in today’s connected world.
  • Aug 14

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update
    In privacy litigation, the cornerstones of establishing a case rise and fall on two things. Harm. First, can the plaintiffs establish a claim by asserting they were harmed as a result of the defendant’s actions (or in many cases,…
  • Aug 7

    FI&C Privacy Update: “The Internet of Things”

    FI&C Privacy Update: “The Internet of Things”
    Welcome to Faruki Ireland & Cox’s first Privacy Update. In this segment, FI&C’s Scot Ganow introduces viewers to the recurring subject of “The Internet of Things,” which discusses the changing nature of the Web…
Rank this Week: 2844

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…
  • 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…
  • Apr 3

    Why You Should Oppose Annie’s Law

    Why You Should Oppose Annie’s Law
    Up front: This blog is not meant in any way to disrespect the family and friends of Annie Rooney who, in her loving memory, have promoted Annie’s Law with nothing but good intentions and concern for public safety. That said, here is why…
Rank this Week: 4576

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/
  • Aug 14

    The Police Want To Ask Me Some Questions, What Should I Do?

    The Police Want To Ask Me Some Questions, What Should I Do?
    If the police want you to come into their station to answer a few questions you should immediately pick up the phone and call an attorney. No matter what promises the police make, threats they make, or implications that you would be doing…
  • Aug 14

    What Are The Field Sobriety Tests That Police Use To Arrest People?

    What Are The Field Sobriety Tests That Police Use To Arrest People?
    The field sobriety tests are a series of test devised by NHTSA (the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration) intended to predict whether or not someone’s blood alcohol level will test over 0.10. What? Don’t the field…
  • Aug 14

    Can You Be Arrested For A DUI Even Though You Did Well On The Field Sobriety Tests?

    Can You Be Arrested For A DUI Even Though You Did Well On The Field Sobriety Tests?
    The first time I talk to a new client I always want to know how they feel they did on the field sobriety tests because they are very important to the client’s case. Many times people feel as if they did well on the tests or outright…
Rank this Week: 2515

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • Aug 13

    USCIS Issues Groundbreaking Memo that Enhances the Protections of the CSPA

    USCIS Issues Groundbreaking Memo that Enhances the Protections of the CSPA
    Immigration law allows the spouses and children of a direct beneficiary of an immigrant petition to accompany the direct beneficiary to the U.S. and receive their own green cards as dependent beneficiaries. To immigrate as a spouse dependent…
  • Aug 8

    States Differ on Their Reactions to Helping the Unaccompanied Minor Children

    States Differ on Their Reactions to Helping the Unaccompanied Minor Children
    The immigration-related issue that has captivated the national media in the past month concerns the growing humanitarian crisis at the southern border of the United States, where thousands of foreign national children are entering the country…
  • Jul 23

    Will President Obama Execute His Authority to Help the Immigrant Children?

    Will President Obama Execute His Authority to Help the Immigrant Children?
    Immigration topics frequently captivate the national media as the country continues to wait anxiously for the House of Representatives to pass any sort of comprehensive immigration legislation. In the nearly two years that have elapsed since…
Rank this Week: 2487

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: 3692

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 7

    I Don’t Want My Daughter’s Ex-Husband to Get Any of My Estate!

    I Don’t Want My Daughter’s Ex-Husband to Get Any of My Estate!
    By Attorney Ted Brown One of the many benefits of a Living Trust is that it allows you a great deal of flexibility to customize distribution of your assets at your death to avoid undesirable and unintended consequences. One such consequence…
Rank this Week: 4438

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
  • Aug 11

    Could’ve, would’ve. What should a fiduciary do? Fourth Circuit decision could spell more uncertainty for retirement plan fiduciaries.

    Could’ve, would’ve. What should a fiduciary do? Fourth Circuit decision could spell more uncertainty for retirement plan fiduciaries.
    By Deb Boiarsky Coming on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dudenhoeffer decision, which eliminated a pro-fiduciary presumption with respect to company stock holdings in qualified retirement plans, the 4th Circuit issued a…
  • Jul 22

    The Obamacare see-saw — an opposing decision on subsidie

    The Obamacare see-saw — an opposing decision on subsidie
    By Rich McHugh Some days are just more fun that others! Just hours after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Halbig v. Burwell, which held that tax subsidies made available under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”)…
  • Jul 22

    Obamacare takes an unexpected hit!

    Obamacare takes an unexpected hit!
    By Rich McHugh A federal Court of Appeals panel in Washington, D.C. today released a decision that, if upheld, would strike down one of the main pillars of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and in the minds of many observers lead to…
Rank this Week: 3795

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Aug 6

    Wind power drives demand for new transmission line

    Wind power drives demand for new transmission line
      A second high-voltage transmission line — this one intended for power from Kansas wind turbines — is making its way toward central Illinois. The Grain Belt Express power line would carry electricity from wind farms in…
  • Aug 6

    Grain Belt issues to be aired at hearing

    Grain Belt issues to be aired at hearing
      Opponents of a proposed electric transmission line through Northwest Missouri are preparing to express their viewpoints at public hearings over the next two months. Block Grain Belt Express-Missouri is opposing construction of the…
  • Aug 6

    Environmental groups want prairie protected from Illiana

    Environmental groups want prairie protected from Illiana
    The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie has emerges as a chief roadblock to the Illiana Expressway.  The Midewin is 19,000 acres and is home to rare plant species such as the leafy prairie clover. The Midewin has biodiversity and is a…
Rank this Week: 1579

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 25

    Using a Co-Sponsor for a K1 Fiance Visa

    Using a Co-Sponsor for a K1 Fiance Visa
    There is no legal prohibition against using a co-sponsor to support a K1 Fiance Visa. Whether it will be accepted or not by the US Embassy to support the fiance visa application is the issue. It has been determined that the I-134 Affidavit of…
  • Jun 25

    Using a Co-Sponsor for a K1 Fiance Visa

    Using a Co-Sponsor for a K1 Fiance Visa
    There is no legal prohibition against using a co-sponsor to support a K1 Fiance Visa. Whether it will be accepted or not by the US Embassy to support the fiance visa application is the issue. It has been determined that the I-134 Affidavit of…
Rank this Week: 1915

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 11

    2014 Fastcase 50 Award Recipients Announced

    2014 Fastcase 50 Award Recipients Announced
    From the press release: The Fastcase 50 highlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and trailblazers — people who have charted a new course for the delivery of legal services. In law firms with new delivery models, legal tech startups, and…
Rank this Week: 1672

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: 3325

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: 4881

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/
  • Jul 23

    Federal Vacant and Brownfield Properties Present Opportunities and Challenge

    Federal Vacant and Brownfield Properties Present Opportunities and Challenge
    The federal government is the nation's largest property owner.  It holds over 900,000 buildings and structures totaling three billion square feet.   In 2010, the federal government spent more than 1.5 billion dollars to maintain…
  • Jun 26

    Why the Latest Supreme Court Climate Change Ruling is a Big Deal

    Why the Latest Supreme Court Climate Change Ruling is a Big Deal
    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the next major climate change decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA (UARG).  In reading commentary across the web it appears most think the Court's decision isn't really a big deal.…
  • Jun 24

    Practical Issues with Ohio's Brownfield Tax Abatement Law

    Practical Issues with Ohio's Brownfield Tax Abatement Law
    I have written before regarding the flaws in Ohio's automatic ten year tax abatement for brownfield cleanups.  In my prior post, I discussed both timing issues and exclusion of new buildings/improvements from coverage under the tax…
Rank this Week: 1466

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 25

    Real Property Tax: Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Recency Presumption for Sale Occurring 29 Months Prior to the Tax Lien Date

    Real Property Tax: Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Recency Presumption for Sale Occurring 29 Months Prior to the Tax Lien Date
    By: Richard Fry Former R.C. 5713.03 required a county auditor to consider a recent arm’s-length sale in determining a property’s true value for real property tax purposes. “The best evidence of the true value in money of…
Rank this Week: 4880

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
  • 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…
  • Jun 11

    The New Water Fountain

    The New Water Fountain
     Recently, I had the opportunity to visit our firm's new Columbus, Ohio offices.  The office design and space use is so refreshing and sharp.  What caught my attention most was the creative re-design/re-purposing of the office…
Rank this Week: 3796

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 25

    Ed Snowden: The Government Can Own Your Cell Phone

    Ed Snowden: The Government Can Own Your Cell Phone
    Although the U.S. government probably wants us to think it’s yesterday’s news, last month NBC News broadcast an exclusive hour-long interview with Brian Williams and the most wanted man in the world—Edward Snowden—in…
Rank this Week: 3201

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: 3426

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: 3193

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: 3719

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: 3272

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: 3469

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: 3174

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: 4045

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: 2517

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: 3479

Cincinnati DUI Info

Cincinnati DUI Info

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

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

    Continuances in a DUI Case

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

    Great Results In OVI Case

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

    New Cincinnati DUI Superstation

    New Cincinnati DUI Superstation
    The City of Cincinnati hopes to curb crime in new state of the art facility on the West side of town.  If you want to make sure you never see the inside of it, don’t drink and drive over there. If you get picked up for a DUI or OVI…
Rank this Week: 3846

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigration-visa-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Employee Spotlight - Barbara Fernandez

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

    Post-H-1B Q & A

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

    DACA: Two Years Later Many Approach Renewal Deadline

    DACA: Two Years Later Many Approach Renewal Deadline
    In September of 2012 the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began issuing work authorization cards to those that had applied through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This program allows those…
Rank this Week: 3981