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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: 70

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: 106

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 26

    WIRTW #427 (the “treat me like your mother” edition)

    WIRTW #427 (the “treat me like your mother” edition)
    Someday I am going to convert this legal blog into a full-time dad/music blog. Until then, you get my semi-regular kids/musical posts. Like today’s. The lot was definitely rocked today for School of Rock…
  • Aug 25

    OSHA's new Whistleblower Investigations Manual creates a huge burden for employer

    OSHA's new Whistleblower Investigations Manual creates a huge burden for employer
    Image via Lifehack.org http://goo.gl/sn/VO1H We typically think of OSHA in terms of workplace safety. Safety, however, is only a small part of what OSHA does. In fact, in addition to guarding our nations’ workers from workplace…
  • Aug 24

    A wage/hour primer for employers with tipped employee

    A wage/hour primer for employers with tipped employee
    Employment Law 360 is reporting that a waitress is suing Walt Disney World for improperly taking a “tip credit” and paying her less than the minimum wage even though she spent significant time performing non-tipped work. That…
Rank this Week: 107

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: 226

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/
  • Aug 22

    As With Many Things in Life, Timing is Everything.

    As With Many Things in Life, Timing is Everything.
    If I had to pick one issue that perpetually appears in term sheets and letters of intent negotiated by clients on real estate purchases, it is the issue of timing. In short, the self-imposed deadlines agreed to by the parties are often…
  • Aug 14

    There’s a New Form in Town (for Cuyahoga County Real Estate Transfers)

    There’s a New Form in Town (for Cuyahoga County Real Estate Transfers)
    By: Stephen D. Richman, Esq., Senior Counsel at Kohrman, Jackson & KrantzActually, effective August 1, 2016, for Cuyahoga County, there is a new Page 2 to the statewide Real Property Conveyance Fee Statement of Value and Receipt (Form DTE…
  • Aug 8

    Being a Charity Doesn't Mean You Qualify for the "Charitable Use" Property Tax Exemption in Ohio

    Being a Charity Doesn't Mean You Qualify for the "Charitable Use" Property Tax Exemption in Ohio
    When it comes to claiming a property tax exemption based on charitable use, merely owning the property in a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation is not sufficient to succeed.  On July 27, 2016, the Ohio Supreme Court issued its decision in…
Rank this Week: 341

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: 605

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 25

    Librarians are the "Human Google"

    Librarians are the "Human Google"
    A recent article and video from CBS News calls librarians at the New York Public Library the "human Google." The article points out that librarians are still a trusted source for finding accurate information, and they use both both private...
  • Jul 22

    Bookmyne - The CLEVNET Catalog App is now available at the Law Library

    Bookmyne - The CLEVNET Catalog App is now available at the Law Library
    The Cleveland Law Library catalog is now available for your mobile devices via BookMyne. For more information or to install the app, follow this link: https://www.clevnet.org/bookmyne
  • Jul 14

    Library of Congress Has a New Librarian-Its First Female and African American Chief

    Library of Congress Has a New Librarian-Its First Female and African American Chief
    The United States Senate has just confirmed Carla Hayden as the new Librarian of Congress. She is the first female and African American Librarian to hold the position, and, according to a local news article, she is also the first...
Rank this Week: 759

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 22

    What’s New in the Moritz Law Library?

    What’s New in the Moritz Law Library?
    The law library made a number of improvements over the summer to enhance the study environment and services to law students, including: New chairs for the third floor study tables New energy-efficient lighting for all study carrels Erasable…
  • May 31

    (Re)learning Legal Citation

    (Re)learning Legal Citation
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE …
  • May 9

    CBA Summer Associate Legal Research Seminar on June 3

    CBA Summer Associate Legal Research Seminar on June 3
    If you are a law student working in Columbus this summer, be sure to ask your employer about attending the Summer Associate Legal Research Seminar, presented by the Legal Research and Information Resources Committee of the Columbus Bar…
Rank this Week: 814

DBL Law Blog

DBL Law Blog

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

http://www.dbllaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 896

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/
  • Jul 14

    Strickland Prejudice, Part 2

    Strickland Prejudice, Part 2
    If you read what I wrote yesterday (The Wrong Question? The Wrong Answer? It Depends), and if you didn't, follow that link and go there now, I'll wait, then you've gotten the basic test for when trial counsel fucks up so badly that someone…
  • Jul 13

    The Wrong Question? The Wrong Answer? It Depend

    The Wrong Question? The Wrong Answer? It Depend
    The correct answer to every legal question, I regularly say, is "It depends."  I have a lawsuit, don't I?  It depends.The drugs will be suppressed, won't they?  It depends.That means there's reasonable doubt, doesn't it?…
  • Jul 5

    From the Ashes of War

    From the Ashes of War
    In Central Park the other day, Connor Golden stepped on something that blew up.  He was 18.He was taken to the hospital where his leg was amputated below the knee.Police are still investigating to determine who put the explosive…
Rank this Week: 1022

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/
  • Jun 8

    Cooper, Adel & Associates Names Daniel H. Vu Partner

    Cooper, Adel &amp; Associates Names Daniel H. Vu Partner
    Founder Thom L. Cooper and Managing Partner Mitchell J. Adel are pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Vu as partner in the law firm of Cooper, Adel and Associates. Vu will lead the development of the firm’s advance estate…
  • Apr 22

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.
    By Attorney Ted Brown Earth Day is one of my favorite times of the year as it marks the dawn of spring and reminds us of the natural wonder of seasonal renewal. It gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on not only the pristine beauty…
  • Apr 7

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation
    By Attorney Nathan Simpson In a recent opinion in the case Wagner v. McCarthy, a judge from the Federal District Court for Southern Ohio issued a preliminary injunction against the Ohio Department of Medicaid for its interpretation of federal…
Rank this Week: 1158

Cincinnati Criminal Lawyer Blog

Cincinnati Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

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

    What Happens If I Plea?

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

    I Didn’t Do It Why Was I Charged?

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

    Mitigation

    Mitigation
    What is Mitigation?  Mitigation is best described as things that you can do before and after sentencing to lessen your sentence. You want to hire a Cincinnati lawyer that can tell you his plan to mitigate your charges and sentence if you are…
Rank this Week: 1273

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

Covers public criminal justice and defense. By Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP.

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

    What Is An OVI In Ohio?

    What Is An OVI In Ohio?
    Drunk driving terms are widespread in the U.S. You understand what it means when someone says the legal limit is 0.08 percent. You know what it means when someone is arrested for a DUI. But what is an OWI or an OVI? Many people don’t…
  • Aug 16

    Gallipolis Man Spared From High -Tier OVI And Improperly Handling A Firearm Charge

    Gallipolis Man Spared From High -Tier OVI And Improperly Handling A Firearm Charge
    In today’s tumultuous climate surrounding gun rights and responsible ownership, it is crucial to understand Ohio’s concealed carry laws. For example, a short time ago, a man was pulled over in Gallipolis and charged with a high…
  • Aug 12

    Woman Enters Diversion Program After Licking County Retail Theft Charge

    Woman Enters Diversion Program After Licking County Retail Theft Charge
    The capable criminal defense attorneys with Ohio’s Luftman, Heck & Associates recently assisted a woman when she found herself in a very precarious position after retail theft charges put her criminal record and possibly her freedom…
Rank this Week: 1581

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: 1699

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Comments on DUI law. By Shawn R. Dominy.

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

    A Lesson In Appealing Ohio Administrative License Suspension

    A Lesson In Appealing Ohio Administrative License Suspension
    Practicing law is an art, not a science, and there are various methods to develop skill at the art of lawyering. One method is to learn the hard way. In a recent Ohio OVI case, the defense lawyer learned the hard way how to appeal an…
  • Aug 13

    Weakening Of Exclusionary Rule Could Affect Ohio DUI/OVI Case

    Weakening Of Exclusionary Rule Could Affect Ohio DUI/OVI Case
    At some point, the exception becomes the rule.  To discourage police from violating individual rights, we developed the exclusionary rule.  If evidence is obtained as a result of an unreasonable search or seizure, or other…
  • Jul 9

    Self-Driving Cars And Ohio DUI

    Self-Driving Cars And Ohio DUI
    Carrie Underwood’s plea, “Jesus, take the wheel” is being replaced with the hands free command, “Siri, take the wheel”. According to a recent forecast by Business Insider, there will be 10 million self-driving…
Rank this Week: 1636

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret…

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret Blog

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

http://www.ageeclymer.com/blogs/
  • Aug 4

    5 Tips for Applying for Social Security Disability

    5 Tips for Applying for Social Security Disability
    Social Security Disability Insurance exists to let people who cannot work live as independently as possible. Without SSDI, disabled people risk becoming homeless, completely dependent on family members and charitable organizations, or…
  • Jul 28

    5 Steps to Take When Searching for a Lawyer in Columbus, Ohio

    5 Steps to Take When Searching for a Lawyer in Columbus, Ohio
    Finding the right Columbus, Ohio, lawyer can make all the difference in achieving the outcome you want from your case. But how do you know which of the thousands of attorneys practicing in and around the capital city can do the best job of…
  • Jul 14

    Understanding the Different Types of Disability in Ohio

    Understanding the Different Types of Disability in Ohio
    If an accident or illness leaves you or one of your dependents unable to work, you have many options for claiming disability benefits from government agencies and private insurers. The Columbus, Ohio, disability lawyers with Agee Clymer…
Rank this Week: 1787

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 1

    That’s Funny – I Don’t Care Who You Are

    That’s Funny – I Don’t Care Who You Are
    Allen Klein said that humor cannot change a situation, but it can change your attitude about it. I am working on a lease where I represent a restaurant tenant against a well-known, national REIT landlord. Needless to say, the landlord’s…
  • Jun 28

    A New Cycle?

    A New Cycle?
    It seems like lease issues come in cycles: seemingly out of nowhere, a particular issue that may have never been a concern on previous leases arises suddenly only to disappear once again. Is the rise to prominence of a certain issue…
  • Apr 7

    Cincinnati Commercial Real Estate Summit

    Cincinnati Commercial Real Estate Summit
    I just attended the Midwest Real Estate News Magazine Cincinnati Commercial Real Estate Summit. I heard a very interesting discussion about the Cincinnati real estate market, addressing retail, office, industrial, healthcare and investment…
Rank this Week: 1688

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/
  • Jun 14

    Visa Bulletin Update from Charlie Oppenheim

    Visa Bulletin Update from Charlie Oppenheim
    In his monthly report on the current trends and future projections of the visa bulletin, Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, provided additional insight…
  • Jun 14

    Visa Bulletin Update from Charlie Oppenheim

    Visa Bulletin Update from Charlie Oppenheim
    In his monthly report on the current trends and future projections of the visa bulletin, Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, provided additional insight…
  • Apr 24

    ASYLUM for IRAQI & SYRIAN, SUNNI & SHIITES

    ASYLUM for IRAQI &amp; SYRIAN, SUNNI &amp; SHIITES
    With the recent escalation of armed conflicts in countries like Iraq and Syria, many seek to escape the war-torn areas in search of safety and freedom. The freedom of religion and political opinion that is greatly cherished here in…
Rank this Week: 1620

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/
  • Mar 28

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base DUI?

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base DUI?
    Jurisdiction over DUI charges at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base may be military, civilian or both. When both entities file charges, they often coordinate to determine which will prosecute the offense criminally. An offender cannot be tried…
  • Mar 24

    A Quick View From The Dayton Municipal Court

    A Quick View From The Dayton Municipal Court
    A quick vlog showing you the view from the Dayton Municipal Court. If you are accused of a DUI/OVI offense, your case will be heard on the third or fourth floor. If you need an attorney anywhere in the Miami Valley, give me a call at (937)…
  • Mar 23

    Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

    Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
    Whenever you see the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" commercials on television, police officers are out in force looking for impaired drivers. Each year, GHSA's member State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) team up with law enforcement…
Rank this Week: 1743

Great Work!

Great Work!

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

http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    E-cigarettes: Part of Your Workplace Smoking Ban?

    E-cigarettes: Part of Your Workplace Smoking Ban?
    Most employers, either on their own initiative or in response to state or local laws banning smoking in the workplace, have already banned the use of cigarettes and tobacco on their premises. However, the skyrocketing use of e-cigarettes has…
  • Jun 22

    Colorado Supreme Court Clarifies Employee Termination for Marijuana Use

    Colorado Supreme Court Clarifies Employee Termination for Marijuana Use
    The Colorado Supreme Court, in a 6-0 decision, has held that an employer’s right to fire employees for failing drug tests trumps state laws permitting marijuana use. Under the Court’s ruling, even employees using prescribed…
  • Jun 8

    Reminder: OSHA’s New Hazard Communication Standard Went Into Effect on June 1

    Reminder: OSHA’s New Hazard Communication Standard Went Into Effect on June 1
    The deadline for chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors, and employers to begin complying with OSHA’s new hazard communication standard was June 1, 2015.In 2012, OSHA updated the old hazard communication standard to bring it…
Rank this Week: 1613

Paralegal-ish

Paralegal-ish

By Amy Boukair.

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

    Fly Solo? Or Run With the Herd?

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

    Para - what??

    Para - what??
    This being my inaugural post on Paralegal-ish, I wanted to review some history of our profession.
Rank this Week: 1879

Ohio Law Blog

Ohio Law Blog

News and Announcements from the Supreme Court of Ohio and Other Governmental Entities Within the Buckeye State. Published by Ken Kozlowski.

http://ohiolawinfo.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Supreme Court of Ohio Decides Eminent Domain Case

    Supreme Court of Ohio Decides Eminent Domain Case
    In a 58-page unanimous opinion, the Supreme Court of Ohio has decided against eminent domain for purely economic benefit absent another public benefit.Cite as Norwood v. Horney, ___ Ohio St.3d ___, 2006-Ohio-3799.](Nos. 2005-0227 and…
  • Jul 11

    Ohio Law Blog to Change Focu

    Ohio Law Blog to Change Focu
    Because of the Supreme Court of Ohio's new RSS feeds, this blog will no longer post all case decision links and other case or administrative matters that are the purview of those feeds. Instead, this Blog will point out major decisions…
  • Jun 30

    Supreme Court of Ohio Announces RSS Feed

    Supreme Court of Ohio Announces RSS Feed
    The Supreme Court of Ohio announced yesterday that RSS feeds for Court news and opinion summaries are now available on its Web site, www.supremecourtofohio.gov. The new RSS feature is part of an ongoing effort by the Supreme Court and Chief…
Rank this Week: 1936

Employee Benefits Law Report

Employee Benefits Law Report

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

http://www.employeebenefitslawreport.com
Rank this Week: 2729

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/
Rank this Week: 2329

Cincinnati Attorney Blog

Cincinnati Attorney Blog

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

http://www.mckenzie-snyder.com/blog
  • Aug 10

    Loveland School’s City District

    Loveland School’s City District
    Loveland, Ohio is a thriving community whose exceptional schools, beautiful parks, expressive arts and culture, and an excellent location along the Little Miami River make it both an enjoyable place to live and visit. After 200 years of…
  • Aug 10

    Loveland School’s City District

    Loveland School’s City District
    Loveland, Ohio is a thriving community whose exceptional schools, beautiful parks, expressive arts and culture, and an excellent location along the Little Miami River make it both an enjoyable place to live and visit. After 200 years of…
  • Aug 3

    Hit and Run: Never Leave the Scene of an Accident

    Hit and Run: Never Leave the Scene of an Accident
    No matter how a motor vehicle accident occurs, the state traffic laws require certain procedures to be followed. Although getting into an accident can trigger some pretty basic human instincts: If we feel we’ve done something…
Rank this Week: 2557

The Owen Firm Blog

The Owen Firm Blog

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

http://www.columbuscriminaldefenseattorney.com/frequently-asked-questions/
  • Jun 27

    What Does “Sexual Imposition” Mean in the State of Ohio?

    What Does “Sexual Imposition” Mean in the State of Ohio?
    What is a “Sexual Imposition” Charge? Ohio law, specifically the Ohio Revised Code Section 2907.06, defines the criminal offense of “Sexual Imposition” as “sexual contact,” i.e., the touching of another…
  • May 2

    Must You Get Out Of Your Car During A Traffic Stop? Police Interaction, Part IX

    Must You Get Out Of Your Car During A Traffic Stop? Police Interaction, Part IX
    Must You Get Out Of Your Car During A Traffic Stop?  Police Interaction, Part IX By Benjamin A. Tracy, Columbus Criminal Defense Lawyer and Civil Rights Attorney This is the ninth part in a series of posts about what legal obligations…
  • May 2

    What is the age of consent for sex in Ohio?

    What is the age of consent for sex in Ohio?
    The age of consent for sex in Ohio is 16. If a person is 18 years of age or older, then it is a crime for that person to have sexual conduct (including oral sex) with a person who is under 16 years old.  In such a case (where the accuser…
Rank this Week: 2660

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 15

    Just in Time for Father’s Day: A Dad and His Daughter are Reunited after 10 Years!

    Just in Time for Father’s Day: A Dad and His Daughter are Reunited after 10 Years!
    Warren Tribune Chronicle Writer Virginia Shank chronicled the story of a father who never stopped searching for his daughter who disappeared during a custody battle involving himself and his daughter’s mother.  Although…
  • May 2

    Engler Law Firm Welcomes Attorney Elizabeth Ramdin Repasky!

    Engler Law Firm Welcomes Attorney Elizabeth Ramdin Repasky!
    Engler Law Firm welcomes Elizabeth Ramdin Repasky as Associate Attorney at its Youngstown, Ohio firm, located at 725 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite S-3 in Boardman. Ramdin Repasky graduated from the University of Akron School of Law in…
  • Mar 11

    41 Year-Old Woman Rapes 14 Year Old Boy While Her Kids Sleep At Party

    41 Year-Old Woman Rapes 14 Year Old Boy While Her Kids Sleep At Party
    The Dad of the 14 year old approached the podium in Judge Rice’s Courtroom.  He looked like he had just finished a shift at a foundry from the look of the dust on his work jeans and boots.  The Defendant, Regina Turner,…
Rank this Week: 2755

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • May 19

    Elsevier acquires Social Science Research Network

    Elsevier acquires Social Science Research Network
    SSRN, the social science and humanities repository, has been acquired by Elsevier. Elsevier plans to leverage its Mendeley technology to enhance SSRN’s repository and online community. Mandeley is a free reference manager and academic…
  • May 9

    Baker & Hostetler licenses ROSS Intelligence’s AI product for bankruptcy matter

    Baker &amp; Hostetler licenses ROSS Intelligence&rsquo;s AI product for bankruptcy matter
    In what is reported to be ROSS Intelligence’s first BigLaw client, Baker & Hostetler has licensed ROSS for use by its Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights team. Here’s the joint press release. — Joe
  • Apr 26

    AALL announces new product award

    AALL announces new product award
    Congratulations to Ravel Law for winning AALL’s New Product Award for its legal analytics service. Ravel FAQ here. — Joe
Rank this Week: 2127

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • May 17

    Time to take RMDs. Time to understand taxes.

    Time to take RMDs. Time to understand taxes.
    An IRA can be a beautiful thing.  You can contribute money to a retirement account and it grows tax deferred until you withdraw it.  Many folks leave their IRAs in place, still growing through retirement until they have to start…
  • May 10

    Suitability vs. Fiduciary

    Suitability vs. Fiduciary
    As an attorney, I’m often interacting with other professionals in my clients’ lives. In reflecting on these interactions, I sometimes wonder if my clients’ financial professional is doing what is in their best interest. In…
  • May 3

    Will Medicare pay for my long-term care?

    Will Medicare pay for my long-term care?
    Many Americans don’t consider the cost of future long-term care. Those that do, often grossly underestimate the actual costs. Long-term care consists mainly of custodial care or assistance with daily activities such as eating, bathing,…
Rank this Week: 2250

Cincinnati Law Library Blog

Cincinnati Law Library Blog

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

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

    Visit our new blog site!

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

    Judge Spiegel, remembered

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

    Top legal news of 2014

    Top legal news of 2014
    In honor of New Year's Eve and in order to reflect on events of this past year we offer you a round-up of top legal news lists from various sources on the web. Happy New Year, everyone! Westlaw Legal Solutions Blog has published the Top 20…
Rank this Week: 2411

Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney…

Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal defense in Columbus, Ohio. By Sallynda Rothchild Dennison.

http://www.srdennisonlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 4

    Medicaid Fraud

    Medicaid Fraud
    Chances are if you’ve been indicted with a felony for Medicaid fraud, you have very little experience with the criminal justice system. Home health aides and nurses have to have a clean record to bill medicaid for services either…
  • Nov 25

    Arrest Warrant

    Arrest Warrant
    Having a warrant out for your arrest is a very serious matter. Any contact with law enforcement will probably result in you being taken to jail immediately! A person who becomes aware that there is a warrant for their arrest should contact my…
  • Nov 18

    Civil Protection Order

    Civil Protection Order
    Civil Protection Orders are easily one of the most misunderstood and confusing legal matters that I handle in my practice. Its near impossible to cover all scenarios, so as always a comprehensive review of the facts of your unique case is a…
Rank this Week: 2431

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: 2465

Tsibouris Privacy + Technology Law…

Tsibouris Privacy + Technology Law Blog

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

http://blog.tsibouris.com/
  • Jan 23

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

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

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

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

    Appeals Court Vacates Obama Recess Appointment

    Appeals Court Vacates Obama Recess Appointment
    By Mehmet MunurThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruledtoday that President Obama’s appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional and the Board’s actions were unenforceable.  The court…
Rank this Week: 2804

Ohio Attorney Blog

Ohio Attorney Blog

Offers insight and information about the legal headlines affecting the Southwest Ohio community. By Diehl & Hubbell, LLC.

http://diehlhubbell.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 8

    Tom Diehl Named “Top 100″ by National Trial Lawyer

    Tom Diehl Named “Top 100″ by National Trial Lawyer
    Tom Diehl Named “Top 100″ by National Trial Lawyers Recently, Thomas J. Diehl of Diehl & Hubbell was named a “Top 100″ Lawyer by the prestigious National Trial Lawyers. Diehl & Hubbell was founded in 1988 by…
  • Jan 8

    Tom Diehl Named “Top 100″ by National Trial Lawyer

    Tom Diehl Named “Top 100″ by National Trial Lawyer
    Tom Diehl Named “Top 100″ by National Trial Lawyers Recently, Thomas J. Diehl of Diehl & Hubbell was named a “Top 100″ Lawyer by the prestigious National Trial Lawyers. Diehl & Hubbell was founded in 1988 by…
  • Mar 20

    Warren County Store Owner Found Guilty of Trafficking Bath Salt

    Warren County Store Owner Found Guilty of Trafficking Bath Salt
    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/51263347/ns/local_news-cincinnati_oh/ Click the above link to find out more about the Warren County, Ohio, store owner convicted of trafficking bath salts. The man was convicted today at the Warren County Court of…
Rank this Week: 2612

Trade Secret Litigator Blog

Trade Secret Litigator Blog

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

http://www.hahnloeser.com/tradesecretlitigator/
Rank this Week: 2605

Tax Information for People with…

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

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

http://paulnidich.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2092

Ohio Legal Research Blog

Ohio Legal Research Blog

By Kathy Hall, Melanie Putnam and Susan Schaefgen.

http://ohiolegalblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 26

    Lawriter sold to SSN Holdings Inc.

    Lawriter sold to SSN Holdings Inc.
    The legal research provider, Lawriter LLC, has been acquired by SSN Holdings Inc. Lawriter became a subsidiary of Collexis Holdings in early 2008. According to a Sept. 6, 2009 blog post on The Cottonboll Conspiracy:
  • Oct 28

    Report on invasive species in Ohio

    Report on invasive species in Ohio
    The Union of Concerned Scientists ha
  • Oct 24

    Judgepedia

    Judgepedia
    Judgepedia is a wiki encyclopedia about judges and courts, brought to you by the same sponsors of
Rank this Week: 2348

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 26

    How Condemnation Can Affect Small Businesse

    How Condemnation Can Affect Small Businesse
    Hearing that the government wants to take the land on which you live is stressful, as you will need to figure out a new place to live if the condemnation is successful. However, if you run your own small business, learning there may be a…
  • Aug 12

    Can You Appeal An Eminent Domain Decision?

    Can You Appeal An Eminent Domain Decision?
      If you receive notice of a potential Illinois eminent domain action that will affect your property, you have the right to legally challenge the condemnation if there is a basis on which to do so. Some common reasons to challenge the…
  • Aug 9

    Will Your Eminent Domain Case Go To Trial?

    Will Your Eminent Domain Case Go To Trial?
    When the government authorizes an eminent domain action regarding your land, the government will make an offer to compensate you for your property. All too often, this offer is grossly inadequate and you have the right to contest the offer…
Rank this Week: 3712

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • Aug 24

    Proving Income For The Self Employed Petitioner Of A K1 Fiance Visa

    Proving Income For The Self Employed Petitioner Of A K1 Fiance Visa
    Every Petitioner applying for a K1 Fiance visa must demonstrated that he or she earns at least 125% above the poverty guidelines for whatever size family they will become. For a salaried employee, this requirement is generally…
  • Aug 15

    Scheduling a K1 Fiance Visa Interview Appointment with the US Embassy in Manila, Philippine

    Scheduling a K1 Fiance Visa Interview Appointment with the US Embassy in Manila, Philippine
    You can schedule your K1 Fiance Visa interview at the US Embassy in Manila, Philippines by simply calling the Manila Visa Information and Appointment Service Center at  (632) 976-8500, (632) 976-8501 or (632) 976-8502. Callers…
  • Aug 8

    Basic Overview of the K1 Fiance Visa Interview

    Basic Overview of the K1 Fiance Visa Interview
    The K1 Fiance Visa interview is the last step in the K1 Fiance Visa application process. At the K1 Fiance Visa interview, the US Embassy Official will make a determination as to eligibility of the intended Beneficiary as well…
Rank this Week: 3388

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Covers criminal law and student disciplinary hearings.

http://www.engelandmartin.com/blog/
  • Aug 24

    Testimony Begins in Trial of Police Sergeant

    Testimony Begins in Trial of Police Sergeant
    The defense in a trial of a Miami Township Police Sergeant accused of assaulting a young woman in the police departments “explorer” program is “trying to show the 20-year-old as an immature, attention-seeking liar.”…
  • Aug 23

    Trial of Miami Township Police Officer Begin

    Trial of Miami Township Police Officer Begin
    Engel & Martin attorney Anne Tamashasky helps select a jury in the trial of former Miami Township Police Sergeant John Swing. Coverage from Channel 12: “In this case, you have one allegation that’s going to be before the jury,…
  • Jul 4

    Supreme Court DUI/OVI/Drunk Driving Decision

    Supreme Court DUI/OVI/Drunk Driving Decision
    The Supreme Court of the United States recently issued an opinion in a OVI/DUI/Drunk Driving case that will affect drivers in Ohio.  Birchfield v. North Dakota, 579 U.S. ____  (2016). Opinion by:  Mary Martin In an analysis of…
Rank this Week: 3302

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • Aug 18

    Seventh Circuit Rules Only Employers Can Challenge Immigration Decision

    Seventh Circuit Rules Only Employers Can Challenge Immigration Decision
    Employment-based immigration law can be quite tricky because one attorney is technically representing two parties:  the U.S. employer and the foreign national whom the employer is sponsoring for a work visa. Normally (and hopefully!),…
  • Aug 9

    Three States Publish Reports Praising Economic Contributions of Immigrant

    Three States Publish Reports Praising Economic Contributions of Immigrant
    It should come as no surprise that foreign nationals make incredible economic contributions to our local and federal economies.  Foreign nationals fill many holes in the domestic U.S. workforce across the entire spectrum of the…
  • Jun 14

    My H-1B Wasn’t Selected in the Lottery – Do I Have Any Options?

    My H-1B Wasn’t Selected in the Lottery – Do I Have Any Options?
    Around this time of year, many foreign workers and U.S. companies are faced with a dilemma:  the worker’s H-1B petition was not selected in the lottery.  Since there are only 85,000 H-1Bs awarded each year, and USCIS…
Rank this Week: 2880

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • Aug 15

    Specialist Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY

    Specialist Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY
    We all know that doctors specialize, but you may not realize that lawyers specialize as well.   Fessler, Schneider & Grimme have personal injury and family law as two of their specialties. Specialist Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY…
  • Aug 4

    Motorcycle Personal Injury Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky

    Motorcycle Personal Injury Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky
    You are riding a motorcycle and are hit by a car, truck, or another motorcycle.  Hopefully you are not seriously hurt, but definitely you need to see an attorney immediately.  The cost of motorcycle insurance is low, but the…
  • Aug 1

    Juvenile Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY

    Juvenile Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY
    Juvenile Law deals with three types of child related issues.  The delinquent acts of children, abused or neglected children (status issues), and children in need of services.  Fessler, Schneider, & Grimme (859-291-9075) have…
Rank this Week: 3083

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Aug 9

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Wisconsin Annuity Exemption

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Wisconsin Annuity Exemption
    On July 26, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit broadly affirmed a Wisconsin statute that makes annuities exempt from a creditor’s judgment.  The case – – Whitman, Trustee in Bankruptcy v.…
  • Jul 22

    Ohio Legislators Are Firmly Behind Recent LLC Protection

    Ohio Legislators Are Firmly Behind Recent LLC Protection
    As I have mentioned in other posts, Ohio Senate Bill 181 was signed by the Governor and became law on July 6, 2016.  The new statute improves the already excellent protections offered by Ohio’s LLC statute.  It amends various…
  • Jul 15

    Ohio LLC Statute Now Provides More Protection For Members, Managers and Officer

    Ohio LLC Statute Now Provides More Protection For Members, Managers and Officer
    As I noted in a recent post, significant changes to Ohio’s LLC statute (contained in Senate Bill 181) became effective on July 6.  Among these changes are provisions making it harder to impose personal liability on members,…
Rank this Week: 2876

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 29

    Sutton Knocks Another One Out of the Park, Shuts Down $19 Trillion Suit Against Google

    Sutton Knocks Another One Out of the Park, Shuts Down $19 Trillion Suit Against Google
    Pro tip: If ever you Google yourself, and are unhappy with the results, don’t sue Google. Why not? Because under a federal law known as the Communications Decency Act, websites and/or services that only republish or…
  • Mar 8

    Government “Appeals” Judge Orenstein’s Ruling

    Government “Appeals” Judge Orenstein’s Ruling
    The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (that’s Brooklyn, for everyone in the rest of the world) has filed an “appeal” of Magistrate Judge James Orenstein’s order denying its motion to compel Apple to…
  • Mar 4

    NY Federal Judge Gets it Right, Rules in Favor of Apple

    NY Federal Judge Gets it Right, Rules in Favor of Apple
      This is not an easy read, and at 50 pages, it might not be worthy of your time, unless you really want to parse through the factors the court considers in deciding whether the 200+ year-old All Writs Act authorizes a federal judge to…
Rank this Week: 4903

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 14

    Using Common Sense Can Keep You Safe From a Ponzi Scheme

    Using Common Sense Can Keep You Safe From a Ponzi Scheme
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Put as simply as possible, a Ponzi scheme is an investment fraud in which funds contributed by new investors are used to pay purported “returns” or “profits” to…
  • Jun 29

    FINRA’s New Changes Don’t Address Transparency Issue

    FINRA’s New Changes Don’t Address Transparency Issue
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Although FINFA received 51 recommendations from a task force designed to improve the arbitration process, it recently announced only a few modest changes to the system. The number of…
  • Jun 29

    Hugh Berkson Calls for More Rules on Nontraded REIT

    Hugh Berkson Calls for More Rules on Nontraded REIT
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss New FINRA rules regarding nontraded REITs have some advisors crying off this investment. The rule requires advisers to report the actual value of those investments – less…
Rank this Week: 3688