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Judge Ben C. Green Law Library…

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library Blog

Features legal news and research guides. From Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

http://lawlibrary.case.edu/blog
  • Nov 9

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk
    The Case Western Reserve Law Review has put a lot of really solid work into the typesetting and page layout of their journal. Besides some real benefits for their operation in the pre-production process, this reformatting makes the Law Review…
  • Nov 8

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction
    The votes are still being counted in 27 states as of 5pm. However, the election has been called and President Barack Obama will serve an additional four years as President.
  • Nov 5

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction
    Last Tuesday I posted the information from four election map sites. I have posted at the end of this blog the information from today for those same sites. Not surprisingly, not one of the maps has gone completely unchanged.
Rank this Week: 69

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: 167

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 16

    How much wasted work-time is too much?

    How much wasted work-time is too much?
    According to a recent survey conducted by OfficeTeam, on average, employees spend 8 hours per workweek on non-work activities. What does this non-work time look like? Personal emails: 30 percent Social networks: 28 percent Sports…
  • Aug 15

    Does a LinkedIn request violate a non-solicitation agreement?

    Does a LinkedIn request violate a non-solicitation agreement?
    In Bankers Life and Casualty Company v. American Senior Benefits (Ill. Ct. App. 8/7/17), Bankers Life sued a former sales manager, Gregory Gelineau, for violating the following non-solicitation agreement after he jumped ship to…
  • Aug 14

    When you discover that you employ a Nazi

    When you discover that you employ a Nazi
    In the wake of Friday and Saturday’s horrific, evil events in Charlottesville, the the twitter account YesYoureRacist posted many riot photos and identified many of the rioters. And, as a result, some have lost their…
Rank this Week: 186

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: 251

Ohio Social Security Disability…

Ohio Social Security Disability Blog

Covers family law, criminal law, and social security SSD/SSI ssues in Ohio. By the Law Offices of John T. Nicholson.

http://www.johntnicholson.com/ohiolawblog/
Rank this Week: 425

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/
  • Apr 17

    Summer and Post-Graduation Access to Bloomberg, Lexis, and Westlaw

    Summer and Post-Graduation Access to Bloomberg, Lexis, and Westlaw
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->Over the summer months, students at the Moritz College of Law can continue to access their student accounts with the three major legal research platforms (Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance, and…
  • Apr 3

    Advanced Legal Research Course Offerings for Next Year

    Advanced Legal Research Course Offerings for Next Year
    As you are selecting your courses for the 2017-18 academic year, consider registering for a one-credit Advanced Legal Research course taught by one of the Moritz College of Law’s reference librarians. Each ALR course is focused on a…
  • Mar 27

    Resources on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Nomination to the Supreme Court

    Resources on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Nomination to the Supreme Court
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->The Republican leadership in the United States Senate hopes to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court before the Senate’s April recess. Before that happens, you can…
Rank this Week: 514

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Aug 16

    A psychological profile of the alt-right

    A psychological profile of the alt-right
    Here’s the abstract for A Psychological Profile of the Alt-Right by Patrick S. Forscher and Nour S. Kteily (Aug. 10, 2017): The 2016 U.S. presidential election coincided with the rise the “alternative right” or…
  • Aug 16

    SPLC: “Tell President Trump to take responsibility for the hate he’s unleashed”

    SPLC: “Tell President Trump to take responsibility for the hate he’s unleashed”
    If interested, sign the Southern Poverty Law Center’s petition which reads in part: President Trump’s campaign and presidency have energized the white supremacist movement in unprecedented ways. We saw it in the support he…
  • Aug 16

    On modernizing the FDLP’s statutory authority: Comments due by the end of the month

    On modernizing the FDLP’s statutory authority: Comments due by the end of the month
    A push to revise Title 44 is in the works led by the Government Publishing Office and the Committee on House Administration.  It started on June 27, 2017 when GPO Director Davita Vance-Cooks charged the Depository Library Council…
Rank this Week: 654

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: 609

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/
Rank this Week: 891

Ohio Family Law Blog

Ohio Family Law Blog

Provides family law and divorce information for Ohio families. By Holzfaster, Cecil, McKnight & Mues.

http://www.hcmmlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 15

    Abbreviations Kids Use on Cellphones That Parents Should Know!

    Abbreviations Kids Use on Cellphones That Parents Should Know!
    A Parents Guide To Abbreviations Kids Use On Their Cellphones. When you think about the stereotypical teenager, what comes to mind? A pimply twig that enjoys blaring bubble gum pop music while their face is stuck in a cellphone screen?
  • Jul 8

    Same-Sex Marriage Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Birth Certificate

    Same-Sex Marriage Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Birth Certificate
    ALERT: Constitutional rights to same-sex marriage couples upheld by U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, June 26, 2017, the United States Supreme Court reversed a decision from the Arkansas Supreme Court.
  • Jul 1

    Blast From The Past: The Red Ones Are the Best!

    Blast From The Past: The Red Ones Are the Best!
    Family Law Attorney Chip Mues Recalls A Remarkable 4th of July Vacation Set In Maine. It seemed appropriate that I should write something for the family law blog geared towards the "Birthday of America". In the past, I liked to reflect…
Rank this Week: 850

Richard West Law Office Blog

Richard West Law Office Blog

Covers bankruptcy and the debt relief process.

https://www.debtfreeohio.com/bankruptcy-information/
  • Aug 9

    New Debt Collection Abuse Bill Being Considered by House Subcommittee

    New Debt Collection Abuse Bill Being Considered by House Subcommittee
    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) was a huge win for consumers in America faced with escalating debt. Under the FDCPA, debt collectors, or individuals that collect debts owed to others, are prohibited from using unfair or abusive…
  • Aug 2

    Gymboree Announces Mass Store Closings after Filing Bankruptcy

    Gymboree Announces Mass Store Closings after Filing Bankruptcy
    As the retail bankruptcy onslaught continues into mid-July of 2017, children’s clothing retailer Gymboree is the most recent victim in the struggle for stores in North America to stay solvent. Gymboree announced that the company will…
  • Jul 31

    What Happens When You File Bankruptcy?

    What Happens When You File Bankruptcy?
    This question, “what happens when you file bankruptcy?” is a common one for individuals troubled with debt, and the lack of a formalized answer can sometimes cause anxiety and inaction. Not acting on debt is among one of the worst…
Rank this Week: 1356

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: 1283

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 3

    Tech Thursday: 22 iOS Apps Worth Paying For

    Tech Thursday: 22 iOS Apps Worth Paying For
    Many of the apps in Apple's App Store are free, but PC Mag asked their staff to list their favorite paid apps. You can see their choices here.
  • Aug 1

    Happy World Wide Web Day!

    Happy World Wide Web Day!
    Today is World Wide Web Day, and we are celebrating at the Cleveland Law Library for all this day means to our patrons and the services we provide. Among many benefits the WWW offers, it enables our Law Library to...
  • Jul 20

    Tech Thursday: US lifts laptop ban for all remaining airlines and airport

    Tech Thursday: US lifts laptop ban for all remaining airlines and airport
    The U.S. has now lifted entirely a controversial ban on laptops in hand luggage for passengers flying to the country from the Middle East or via certain Middle Eastern airlines, with the Department of Homeland Security professing itself…
Rank this Week: 1393

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
Rank this Week: 1480

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/
  • May 8

    Progress on Sixth Circuit Vacancie

    Progress on Sixth Circuit Vacancie
    As we’ve previously noted, the Sixth Circuit currently has two vacancies, and will soon have a third, as Judge McKeague has already announced his plans to take senior status. Judge Amul Thapar of the Eastern District of Kentucky…
  • Apr 28

    Managing A Corporation Located In Michigan Can Create Personal Jurisdiction

    Managing A Corporation Located In Michigan Can Create Personal Jurisdiction
    In MAG IAS Holdings, Inc. v. Schmuckle (No. 16-1550), the Sixth Circuit issued its first published decision interpreting the reach of specific jurisdiction under Walden v. Fiore, 134 S. Ct. 1115 (2014).  The panel held that Walden stands…
  • Apr 27

    Split Panel of the Sixth Circuit Holds that Cat’s Paw Theory Applies to FMLA Retaliation Claim

    Split Panel of the Sixth Circuit Holds that Cat’s Paw Theory Applies to FMLA Retaliation Claim
                Last week in Marshall v. Rawlings, a split panel of the Sixth Circuit held that the cat’s paw theory of liability applies to FMLA retaliation claims.  In Marshall,…
Rank this Week: 1414

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: 1401

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/
  • Aug 16

    Northern Kentucky Chamber announces this year’s award winner

    Northern Kentucky Chamber announces this year’s award winner
    Northern Kentucky Chamber announces this year’s award winners « Back to newsSubscribe The post Northern Kentucky Chamber announces this year’s award winners appeared first on DBL Law.
  • Aug 1

    DBL Law Wins Largest Judgement of its Kind in Kentucky History

    DBL Law Wins Largest Judgement of its Kind in Kentucky History
    July 31, 2017 – Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc announced today that the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the judgment of the District Court, awarding their clients over $573 million. It is the largest judgment of its kind in…
  • Aug 1

    DBL Law Wins Clients Largest Judgement of its Kind in Kentucky History

    DBL Law Wins Clients Largest Judgement of its Kind in Kentucky History
    July 31, 2017 – Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc announced today that the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the judgment of the District Court, awarding their clients over $573 million. It is the largest judgment of its kind in…
Rank this Week: 1889

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/
  • Aug 14

    Is it defamation to … tell someone to eat shit?

    Is it defamation to … tell someone to eat shit?
    This is an easy one. No. By definition, defamation is a false statement of fact, which damages another’s reputation or character. So, telling someone to eat shit, which is nothing but a more colorful way of saying ‘go fly a…
  • Aug 1

    Is there a constitutionally protected right to record police activity?

    Is there a constitutionally protected right to record police activity?
    Spoiler alert: It depends. The short, easy answer is, yes, the First Amendment protects your right to film the actions of on-duty police officers, but the right is not without limits. The most common limitation on filming is when it…
  • Jul 18

    Own a gun? Hope you like jail.

    Own a gun? Hope you like jail.
    For all intents and purposes, it’s a crime just to have or possess a gun in the state of New Jersey—unless you’re in your own home—and with new rules just announced by the New Jersey judiciary, people charged with…
Rank this Week: 2115

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: 1613

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Covers criminal law and student disciplinary hearings.

http://www.engelandmartin.com/blog/
  • Aug 11

    Court Stops School From Disclosing Name Of Student Accused Of Sexual Assault

    Court Stops School From Disclosing Name Of Student Accused Of Sexual Assault
    A federal judge in Cincinnati has issued a temporary restraining order blocking Miami University from disclosing the name of a student accused of sexual assault in a Title IX investigation. Miami University believed that it was required to…
  • Aug 10

    Sixth Circuit Rules In Favor Of Employee Fired For Coming Into Work Early

    Sixth Circuit Rules In Favor Of Employee Fired For Coming Into Work Early
    The Federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has ruled that a former dispatcher could maintain her employment discrimination case.  Engel & Martin, LLC had been retained to represent the plaintiff in the federal appeal.…
  • Jul 20

    Syracuse University Student Files Suit Challenging Expulsion in Sexual Assault Case

    Syracuse University Student Files Suit Challenging Expulsion in Sexual Assault Case
    Engel & Martin, LLC has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a Syracuse University student seeking to prevent the school from expelling him as a result of an alleged campus sexual assault case. Syracuse has been the subject of at least…
Rank this Week: 2277

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: 1809

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.ficlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 4

    When is Speaking to the Media About a Pending Lawsuit ‘Frivolous Conduct’ Under Ohio Law?

    When is Speaking to the Media About a Pending Lawsuit ‘Frivolous Conduct’ Under Ohio Law?
    In an emotionally charged case involving child sexual abuse allegations and claims of wrongful termination, emerged an unlikely decision with the potential to curtail lawyers’ First Amendment rights in Ohio. The Cleveland-based trial…
  • Aug 4

    Faruki’s Erin Rhinehart Named to National “Under 40 Hot List”

    Faruki’s Erin Rhinehart Named to National “Under 40 Hot List”
    Erin Rhinehart, Partner at Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing PLL, adds another impressive award to her collection of accolades. Benchmark Litigation’s “Under 40 Hot List” honors the achievements of the nation’s…
  • Aug 1

    New Ruling Limits When Officials Can Block Constituents on Social Media

    New Ruling Limits When Officials Can Block Constituents on Social Media
    Public officials often rely on social media to connect with their constituents. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter offer unparalleled opportunities to share information, solicit feedback, and muster support efficiently and effectively. As a…
Rank this Week: 1646

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

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

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    What to Do If You Are Falsely Accused of a Crime in Ohio

    What to Do If You Are Falsely Accused of a Crime in Ohio
    Unfortunately, wrongful accusations, charges, and convictions do occur in the justice system. Everyone operating in that system, including police, investigators, attorneys, and judges are fallible and capable of making mistakes. When this…
  • Jul 19

    Do Confidential Informants Get Their Charges Dropped?

    Do Confidential Informants Get Their Charges Dropped?
    If you have become the object of the criminal accusation, you may be inclined to do whatever it takes to make the charges disappear – this may be especially true if you are involved in a drug possession case. Drug crime sentences can be…
  • Jun 30

    How Will DUI Affect My Employment?

    How Will DUI Affect My Employment?
    We all know about the dangers of drinking and driving. Driving while intoxicated can lead to accidents, injuries, and deaths. It can also lead to harsh penalties and lifelong consequences such as a criminal record. A criminal record can…
Rank this Week: 1723

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 24

    The Nooses Tighten

    The Nooses Tighten
    As I type this, it is a little after 1 in the morning in Ohio.  In just under 9 hours, Ron Phillips will be killed at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.The killers will be a group of prison guards.  It's duty…
  • Jul 22

    And It's Wikipedia by a Noose

    And It's Wikipedia by a Noose
    They plan to kill TaiChin Preyor Thursday.It's not all that surprising.  We're talking Texas, after all.  And while executions are fewer these days than just a few years ago, well . . . .  We're talking Texas, after…
  • Jul 18

    After three and a half year

    After three and a half year
    January 16, 2014.  Just days over three and a half years ago.  That's when a crew of select prison guards strapped Dennis McGuire to a table (we don't really use a gurney) at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville,…
Rank this Week: 1726

Social Security Disability…

Social Security Disability Attorney Cincinnati

Covers social security disability and supplemental security income claims. By Anthony Castelli.

http://socialsecuritydisabilityattorneycinci.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Cincinnati Social Security Attorney Answers How To Win a Back Injury Claim

    Cincinnati Social Security Attorney Answers How To Win a Back Injury Claim
    As a Cincinnati social security disability attorney i have represented many people in front of the Cincinnati Social Security office for all kinds of back injury claims.This office is also known as the office of Adjudication and review. This…
  • May 4

    Win Your Social Security Disability Claim by Telling This Story

    Win Your Social Security Disability Claim by Telling This Story
    Winning social security disability claims seems to be harder than ever so a compelling story is critical. You need to impact the Administrative Law Judge with more than a recitation of the medical facts.If you read online…
  • Jan 22

    Cincinnati Disabled - Do You Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits Fast Free and Easy

    Cincinnati Disabled - Do You Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits Fast Free and Easy
    Do you Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits? We can answer this and other questions fast, free,and easy. Plus Anthony Castelli Attorney offers a free claim evaluation to discuss you eligibility for compensation as well as your…
Rank this Week: 2134

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/
  • Mar 2

    Last Call For H-1B Visa: The Death Of The Program As We Know it

    Last Call For H-1B Visa: The Death Of The Program As We Know it
    For many years, the H-1B visa has provided a unique opportunity for foreign specialized workers to join the U.S. workforce. The visa was initially designed to supply American companies with foreign workers to offset shortages in the U.S.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2244

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/
Rank this Week: 2048

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: 2250

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: 2011

Ohio Estate Planning, Trust &…

Ohio Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, trust and probate law. By Bradley B. Wrightsel.

http://wrightsel.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    Quick Overview of 2014 Federal Estate and Gift Tax Amount

    Quick Overview of 2014 Federal Estate and Gift Tax Amount
    The federal estate tax exemption amount is $5,000,000 and is adjusted annually for inflation. This year the exemption amount increases to $5.34 million. This means that a married couple can protect up to $10.68 million. The estate tax rate is…
  • Jan 2

    Avoiding the Fiscal Cliff – Estate Taxe

    Avoiding the Fiscal Cliff – Estate Taxe
    With the Senate tax bill passing the House, it is expected that it will be signed into law. It does not appear that there was a lot of focus on the estate tax. Considering that most tax revenue is generated by the income tax, it is not…
  • Jun 13

    Columbus Bar Association 2012 Annual Meeting

    Columbus Bar Association 2012 Annual Meeting
    This Friday, June 15, at noon is the Annual Meeting of the Columbus Bar Association (CBA). Current CBA President, David Bloomfield will preside and be sworn in as Immediate-Past President. Brad Wrightsel will be sworn in as President, and…
Rank this Week: 1771

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 16

    Supreme Court of Ohio Affirms Positive Post-Accident Drug Screen Results Not an Automatic Bar to Compensation

    Supreme Court of Ohio Affirms Positive Post-Accident Drug Screen Results Not an Automatic Bar to Compensation
    In State ex rel. Cordell v. Pallet Cos., Inc., 149 Ohio ST.3d 483, 2016-Ohio-8446, the Supreme Court of Ohio recently held in favor of an injured worker terminated for post-accident drug screen results. In 2012, James Cordell was working…
  • Aug 2

    Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Hamilton Ohio

    Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Hamilton Ohio
      Getting hurt on the job undoubtedly sends shockwaves through your entire life. Whether you’ve just become injured or you’re already at odds with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, call us anytime with any questions…
  • Jul 20

    Car Accident Lawyers in Vandalia Ohio

    Car Accident Lawyers in Vandalia Ohio
    Car accidents happen all the time. We all know this, in Vandalia Ohio. After all, Vandalia is where two of the largest U.S. roadways intersect. Imagine the benefit we would garner if we could prevent any automobile accident from ever…
Rank this Week: 4139

Cleveland Injury Attorney Blog

Cleveland Injury Attorney Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Rubin Guttman & Associates, L.P.A.

http://www.clevelandinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Bicycle Safety – Cars, Bikes and Even Pedestrians Have to Play Nicely Together

    Bicycle Safety – Cars, Bikes and Even Pedestrians Have to Play Nicely Together
    From Brooklyn, New York to Portland, Oregon and everywhere in between, including Ohio, from Cleveland to Toledo and Ashtabula on down to Canton, Mansfield and Cincinatti , more and more people are biking. We’re using our bicycles to…
  • Jan 12

    Sudden Medical Emergencies and Car Accident

    Sudden Medical Emergencies and Car Accident
    Unfortunately, car accidents happen for many reasons.  Drivers may be distracted.  Bad weather can make visibility difficult and stopping even harder.  Perhaps the other car ran a red light and struck…
  • Jan 12

    Sudden Medical Emergencies and Car Accident

    Sudden Medical Emergencies and Car Accident
    Unfortunately, car accidents happen for many reasons.  Drivers may be distracted.  Bad weather can make visibility difficult and stopping even harder.  Perhaps the other car ran a red light and struck…
Rank this Week: 3412

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Aug 11

    Asset Protection Beyond the Grave: Claims Against a Deceased Person’s Asset

    Asset Protection Beyond the Grave: Claims Against a Deceased Person’s Asset
    In 2017 there have been a variety of discussions among leading estate planning attorneys about the extent to which Ohio law now protects a deceased person’s assets from the claims of a creditor.  For many years it has been clear…
  • Dec 13

    Reflections on 2016 Ohio Asset Protection Development

    Reflections on 2016 Ohio Asset Protection Development
    During 2016, Ohio continued to stand out as one of the best asset protection jurisdictions in the country.  I have noticed that more people are becoming aware of the significant opportunities offered by Ohio’s Legacy Trust…
  • Nov 29

    Ohio Statute Specifically Covers Single Member LLC

    Ohio Statute Specifically Covers Single Member LLC
    Ohio amended its limited liability company statute earlier this year.  As I explained in prior posts on June 16 and July 15, 2016, the amendments strengthened the asset protection provisions of the statute. One of the most important…
Rank this Week: 4424

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/
  • Aug 11

    Court Stops School From Disclosing Name Of Student Accused Of Sexual Assault

    Court Stops School From Disclosing Name Of Student Accused Of Sexual Assault
    A federal judge in Cincinnati has issued a temporary restraining order blocking Miami University from disclosing the name of a student accused of sexual assault in a Title IX investigation. Miami University believed that it was required to…
  • Aug 10

    Sixth Circuit Rules In Favor Of Employee Fired For Coming Into Work Early

    Sixth Circuit Rules In Favor Of Employee Fired For Coming Into Work Early
    The Federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has ruled that a former dispatcher could maintain her employment discrimination case.  Engel & Martin, LLC had been retained to represent the plaintiff in the federal appeal.…
  • Jul 20

    Syracuse University Student Files Suit Challenging Expulsion in Sexual Assault Case

    Syracuse University Student Files Suit Challenging Expulsion in Sexual Assault Case
    Engel & Martin, LLC has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a Syracuse University student seeking to prevent the school from expelling him as a result of an alleged campus sexual assault case. Syracuse has been the subject of at least…
Rank this Week: 2654

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 9

    Family Lawyers in Ft. Thomas, KY

    Family Lawyers in Ft. Thomas, KY
    Summer is winding down (too fast in my opinion). Children are going back to school and families are planning for Labor Day travel. These normal activities mean we need to take extra care. Care about driving on a heavy traffic, heavy drinking…
  • Jun 29

    Family Attorneys of Northern KY

    Family Attorneys of Northern KY
       We are getting ready to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence that led to the founding of our country.  There were many brave people involved in the War for Independence and many more brave people involved…
  • Jun 12

    Bankruptcy Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Bankruptcy Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    Businesses are crippled when they have large numbers of non-paying clients.  Small businesses are usually the first ones hurt.  Small businesses can also become overwhelmed with debt due to all the start up costs coupled with slow…
Rank this Week: 2474

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/
  • Aug 8

    Superfund Reform- What Can We Expect?

    Superfund Reform- What Can We Expect?
    While the Trump Administrations primary environmental agenda has been focused on deregulation, one area EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has prioritized is Superfund (i.e. CERCLA).  Superfund is meant to investigate and cleanup the…
  • Jul 19

    Budget Bill Fix to VAP Automatic Tax Exemption

    Budget Bill Fix to VAP Automatic Tax Exemption
    This blog has previously detailed some of the ambiguity of the Voluntary Action Program ten year automatic tax abatement provisions set forth in Revised Code 5709.87. (See prior posts here and here). Three primary issues caused significant…
  • Jun 9

    U.S. EPA Delays Ozone Designations and Demonstrates Change In Prioritie

    U.S. EPA Delays Ozone Designations and Demonstrates Change In Prioritie
    On June 6, 2017, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt notified states that U.S. EPA was extending by one year the deadline for designating those areas in non-compliance with the 2015 ozone standard.  The 2015 ozone standard is 70 parts per…
Rank this Week: 4611

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • Aug 8

    Republicans Introduce Bill to Slash Legal Immigration

    Republicans Introduce Bill to Slash Legal Immigration
    Last week, Republican lawmakers Tom Cotton (Arkansas) and David Perdue (Georgia) joined the President for a press conference as they unveiled the updated version of their bill, Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act.…
  • Jun 9

    White House Institutes New “Visa Vetting Form” – Form DS-5535

    White House Institutes New “Visa Vetting Form” – Form DS-5535
    In true presidential fashion, President Trump tweeted over the weekend that his administration will begin to conduct “extreme vetting” of visa applicants under the pretense of improving national security.  This vetting…
  • May 23

    Immigration-Related Arrests are on the Rise and the Republicans are Crafting a New Bill

    Immigration-Related Arrests are on the Rise and the Republicans are Crafting a New Bill
    Even in the absence of any newly signed executive orders, immigration topics continue to dominate the news cycle.  This week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency tasked with enforcing the nation’s immigration…
Rank this Week: 2428

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 8

    Workers’ Compensation: Can I Sue Instead?

    Workers’ Compensation: Can I Sue Instead?
    Ohio law, backed up by multiple state Supreme Court rulings, make it extremely difficult for an injured or ill worker to sue an employer. The same is true for family members who lose a loved one to an on-the-job accident. Applying for…
  • Jul 21

    Common Disabilities With OPERS Benefit

    Common Disabilities With OPERS Benefit
    The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System does not maintain a list of “acceptable” or “recognized” disabilities that qualify OPERS participants for injury or illness benefits. Instead, the program uses standard…
  • Jul 5

    What Is ERISA and How Does It Affect Me?

    What Is ERISA and How Does It Affect Me?
    ERISA, or the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, lays out employees’ rights and employers’ obligations under retirement and disability plans. That is, when a company or agency offers a pension, 401(k), or similar…
Rank this Week: 2905

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 3

    U.S. Still Paying for Fence as Administration Seeks Funding for Border Wall

    U.S. Still Paying for Fence as Administration Seeks Funding for Border Wall
    Regardless of your political leanings, we can all agree that one of the most talked about issues during this past election cycle was the proposal to erect a wall along the Mexican border. Despite the fact that the current president indicated…
  • Jul 27

    An Overview of Landowner Rights in an Eminent Domain Case

    An Overview of Landowner Rights in an Eminent Domain Case
    For many people, the very concept of eminent domain is difficult to comprehend, and in many ways, it is contrary to our basic principles of land ownership. Fundamentally, eminent domain allows the government (and sometimes even private…
  • Jul 21

    How Disagreement on Price can Lead to Eminent Domain Action

    How Disagreement on Price can Lead to Eminent Domain Action
    When you think of an eminent domain case, you may think of the government suddenly marching in and demanding your land against your will. However, many eminent domain cases evolve in a much less dramatic fashion. One situation out of…
Rank this Week: 2864

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Comments on DUI law. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://www.columbusoviattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Harnessing The Hedgehog At Harvard

    Harnessing The Hedgehog At Harvard
    In his book Good To Great, Jim Collins discusses ‘the hedgehog concept’. The concept is essentially this: although the fox is a cunning predator, the hedgehog always defeats the fox because the hedgehog focuses on doing one thing…
  • Jul 8

    How Do Officers Detect Intoxicated Boaters In Ohio?

    How Do Officers Detect Intoxicated Boaters In Ohio?
    This is the week of July 4th.  For some, that means celebrating our nation’s independence with burgers, beer and boats.  As alcohol is often mixed with boating, people are prosecuted and punished for boating under the…
  • Jun 30

    Arrest Theorem For Ohio DUI/OVI Cases: FST ≠ PC

    Arrest Theorem For Ohio DUI/OVI Cases: FST ≠ PC
    Fourth amendment law does not lend itself to mathematical formulas. Rather than using equations to decide Constitutional issues, courts look at the totality of the circumstances and make decisions on a case-by-case basis. This is particularly…
Rank this Week: 2373

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • Jul 28

    Working with the US Embassy to obtain your K1 Fiance Visa

    Working with the US Embassy to obtain your K1 Fiance Visa
    Once your K1 Fiance Visa application has been approved by USCIS, you will need to start working with the US Embassy location in the country where your fiancé lives. Every USCIS approval notice has an expiration date of 4…
  • Jun 20

    K1 Fiance Visas for Honest Couple

    K1 Fiance Visas for Honest Couple
    The purpose of a K1 Fiance Visa is to provide a visa to the foreign finace of a US Citizen who wishes to get married. Its a benefit of US Citizenship. When processing the visa application, the US Government…
  • Jun 20

    Changes to the CR1 Marriage Visa Proce

    Changes to the CR1 Marriage Visa Proce
    Recently, USCIS made changes to the forms and procedures for filing an application for a CR1 Marriage Visa. First, USCIS updated the I-130 form and it now requires far more information than the older…
Rank this Week: 3013

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Keeping Good Record

    Keeping Good Record
    Have you ever wondered, “The older I get, does it really matter if I continue to keep good financial records?” Absolutely it does. We don’t know what the future holds. But for those Americans who need skilled nursing help,…
  • Jun 23

    Why do I need an Elder Law Attorney when applying for Medicaid benefits?

    Why do I need an Elder Law Attorney when applying for Medicaid benefits?
    Many people ask, “Why do I need an Elder Law attorney to help me apply for Medicaid benefits for a loved one entering a nursing home?” The simple answer: because Elder Law attorneys focus on this specific area of the law. They…
  • Jun 16

    Selling the home when a spouse received Medicaid

    Selling the home when a spouse received Medicaid
    Ohio’s laws on Medicaid estate recovery are among the most aggressive in the country. Following the death of a Medicaid beneficiary, the state must seek reimbursement for the cost of benefits paid on behalf of a beneficiary during…
Rank this Week: 3111

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
  • Jun 22

    ‘Lease’ Vega

    ‘Lease’ Vega
    I just returned from the National Restaurant Association Financial Officers and Tax Executives Conference in Las Vegas. I participated on a Real Estate Leasing Trends panel with Adam Schwegman, head of the eat/drink department of General…
  • Jun 14

    Ulmer Client, Taco Bell, Opens Cantina in Downtown Cleveland

    Ulmer Client, Taco Bell, Opens Cantina in Downtown Cleveland
    It has an urban, industrial feel. It has a live DJ. It has a festive atmosphere. It has a patio. And, in addition, to the tacos, gorditas, crunch wraps and chulapas that you’ve come to love and expect, it has beer! It’s the new…
  • May 23

    A Restaurant Lease is a Unique Dish

    A Restaurant Lease is a Unique Dish
    I have previously commented about the similarity in service between a restaurant and law firm (see prior blog). One area where restaurants differ from other businesses is the issues presented in a retail lease. A restaurant lease involves…
Rank this Week: 4499

Malek & Malek Attorneys At Law

Malek & Malek Attorneys At Law

Covers personal injury and workers compensation law.

http://www.maleklawfirm.com/news/
  • Apr 14

    Workers Comp: What To Do Right After a Work Injury

    Workers Comp: What To Do Right After a Work Injury
    SampleRSStest Workers Comp Basics 1.) As soon as possible after you have a work injury,  report your injury to your employer 2.) Go to a medical provider after your injury, the sooner the better. Either ER, urgent care, or your own…
  • Apr 13

    Don’t You . . . Forget About Me . . . C92 Award

    Don’t You . . . Forget About Me . . . C92 Award
    SampleRSStest   Basics of C92 Award A C92 Award, i.e. Permanent Partial Disability Award, is compensation you may be entitled to if you’ve have an allowed claim. Even if you haven’t received any temporary total disability…
  • Jan 29

    Medco-14: Return To Work With Restriction

    Medco-14: Return To Work With Restriction
    SampleRSStest Important distinction between being “temporary and totally disabled” and being “released to work with restrictions.” If you are “temporary and totally disabled” you may be entitled to…
Rank this Week: 2921

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/
  • Jan 16

    HEROIN KIDS

    HEROIN KIDS
    There will be somewhere in the grim neighborhood of about 45,000 opiod deaths this past year. One of the echoes of this explosion is the number of kids landing in the children protective services departments.  Nationally the placement of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4102