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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: 72

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/
  • May 21

    New poll reveals continued risk in Googling job applicant

    New poll reveals continued risk in Googling job applicant
    According to a recently published Harris Poll, 52 percent of employers use social media to research job candidates. This number is up from 43 percent in 2014 and 39 percent in 2013. What information are employers looking…
  • May 20

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Wreck of the Old 97” Edition #ELBC

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Wreck of the Old 97” Edition #ELBC
    On September 27, 1903, the Old 97, a Southern Railway mail train running between Washington DC and Atlanta, Georgia, derailed near Danville, Virginia. The wreck inspired a famous ballad (most famously covered by Johnny Cash and Hank Williams…
  • May 19

    Some thoughts on arbitration agreements for employee

    Some thoughts on arbitration agreements for employee
    Recently, the Cuyahoga County Court of Appeals stymied an attempt by an employer to enforce an arbitration agreement against an employee. The employer was a Burger King franchise and the employee was a former employee claiming she was raped…
Rank this Week: 119

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: 125

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/
  • May 17

    Ohio Real Estate Tax “Avoidance”

    Ohio Real Estate Tax “Avoidance”
    Not paying taxes that are legally owed is often referred to as “tax evasion”, and has been, is and will always be illegal. Reducing one’s tax burden, legally, however, by taking advantage of applicable exemptions,…
  • May 11

    When Improvements Abut Property Lines: Consider a Maintenance Easement

    When Improvements Abut Property Lines: Consider a Maintenance Easement
    When improvements abut property lines, landowners will inevitably encroach on the neighboring property when maintaining and repairing their own property.  Of course a landowner can always just ask for permission to have equipment,…
  • May 4

    Assigning/Assuming the Benefits and Burdens of Rental Property

    Assigning/Assuming the Benefits and Burdens of Rental Property
    The purchase and sale of real property that is leased by one or more tenants presents a number of issues worth thinking about and planning for, before you “sign on the dotted line”. Usually, rental property is worth a premium…
Rank this Week: 389

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: 403

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/
  • May 21

    Tired or Drunk? Field Tests Cannot Distinguish Between The Two

    Tired or Drunk? Field Tests Cannot Distinguish Between The Two
    Field Tests Are Not Fair If You Are Tired! Imagine yourself driving home late at night after a long day at work. You have been putting in long hours to finish a project. Your eyes are bloodshot from looking at a screen all day and you need a…
  • May 20

    Franklin Municipal Court Drug Court Is Coming

    Franklin Municipal Court Drug Court Is Coming
    Judge Rupert E. Ruppert of the Franklin Municipal Court will soon be implementing a drug and a mental health docket. The decision follows a decision by the Warren County Commission to hire a full-time magistrate to help implement the new…
  • May 18

    State Patrol Seat Belt Law Campaign: What Is The Seatbelt Law?

    State Patrol Seat Belt Law Campaign: What Is The Seatbelt Law?
    Troopers Will Ticket You For Seat Belt Law Violations Starting Monday! On Monday (May 18, 2015) the Ohio State Highway Patrol will begin a seat belt law enforcement blitz targeting drivers and passengers who are not buckled up. The seat…
Rank this Week: 442

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/
  • May 7

    City of Cleveland Proposes Riparian Setback Ordinance

    City of Cleveland Proposes Riparian Setback Ordinance
    Northeast Ohio has had the largest number of political subdivisions in Ohio enact riparian and wetland setback ordinances.  Now, the City of Cleveland is proposing to get into the act with its proposed Setback Ordinance 1555-13.…
  • Apr 23

    Split in Circuits as to Whether Army Corps JD's are Appealable

    Split in Circuits as to Whether Army Corps JD's are Appealable
    Bringing some level of sanity to the current state of wetland and stream permitting, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that an approved jurisdictional determination (JD) is a final agency action that can be challenged. See,…
  • Apr 1

    Budget Bill Contains Brownfield Service Station Cleanup Fund

    Budget Bill Contains Brownfield Service Station Cleanup Fund
    The current version of the budget bill (H.B. 64) contains language to create a gas station cleanup fund. The funding for this initiative is left over Clean Ohio money.  It is estimated that $20 million in Clean Ohio funds were either…
Rank this Week: 886

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 16

    Continuing Care Retirement Communities are the Least Profitable Businesses in the US

    Continuing Care Retirement Communities are the Least Profitable Businesses in the US
    By: Attorney Nathan Simpson According to a new article in Forbes, Continuing Care Retirement Communites (CCRCs) and Assisted Living Facilities are the least profitable business in the US, turing on average a -1.0% profit margin. While this…
Rank this Week: 868

The Pension Protection Act Blog

The Pension Protection Act Blog

Covers retirement plans, defined benefit plans, ERISA, and ESOPs. By Suzanne L. Wynn.

http://erisafile.com/blog/
  • Feb 18

    IRS Issues Obamacare Penalty Relief for Small Employer

    IRS Issues Obamacare Penalty Relief for Small Employer
    The maxim that the IRS waits until after noon ET to release guidance worth reading was re-enforced today when the IRS released Notice 2015-17 this afternoon. In Notice 2015-17, the IRS provides transition relief from Code section 4980D excise…
  • Nov 1

    6th Circuit Says Girl Scouts Trapped in Hotel California-Style MEP

    6th Circuit Says Girl Scouts Trapped in Hotel California-Style MEP
    That hotbed of ERISA litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, released another ERISA opinion on Oct. 23, 2014, which brings to mind that line by the Eagles: “You can check-out any time you like, But you ……
  • Oct 18

    US Supreme Court to Hear Retiree Healthcare Benefits Case in Nov. 2014

    US Supreme Court to Hear Retiree Healthcare Benefits Case in Nov. 2014
    In a few weeks, on Nov. 10, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett. The case is out of that hotbed of ERISA litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 892

William B. Strubbe Blog

William B. Strubbe Blog

Answers common questions about injury accidents and lawsuits.

http://www.cincinnatipersonalinjury.com/blog/
  • Feb 14

    Are Dogbites Worth More Than Other Lawsuits?

    Are Dogbites Worth More Than Other Lawsuits?
    I think they are. There are several reasons. One is that the defenses are limited. The insurance company lawyer is not allowed to say that the injuries resulted from the negligence of the injured person, unless that person: – was…
  • Feb 12

    Who Pays For A Dogbite?

    Who Pays For A Dogbite?
    Hopefully, an insurance company. But that’s probably not what you wanted to know. Maybe the better question is whose insurance company. Ohio law says that the owner, harborer, or keeper of a dog may be responsible for the bite. Ohio…
  • Feb 11

    How Can I Get The Most Money For A Dog Bite?

    How Can I Get The Most Money For A Dog Bite?
    The most important thing is to hire a lawyer, and make sure he is the only one who talks to the insurance guys. But here is the full list. 1) Get treated by a doctor. If the injury is serious, go to the emergency room. Keep treating until the…
Rank this Week: 844

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
Rank this Week: 949

Great Work!

Great Work!

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

http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1290

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/
  • May 18

    Resuscitating the Dying

    Resuscitating the Dying
    It was 20 years ago when Clifford O'Sullivan sat on the witness stand in a California courtroom.  He was six years old.  He could barely see above the railing.  But he was there to testify.  Eighteen months earlier, his…
  • May 18

    Six Long Year

    Six Long Year
    Six years.  I've been doing this thing for six years now.  The first post was May 18, 2009.  I just looked up the numbers.  When this one is published, I'll have put up 1198.  There are another couple of hundred I've…
  • May 12

    On Jurie

    On Jurie
    I’m not absolutely sure that it’s not Pedro Hernandez. But that’s my how our legal system works.Adam Sirois, the lone juror who voted not guilty in the Pedro Hernandez trial. Consistently. Over some 100 hours of…
Rank this Week: 1148

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/
  • May 15

    Asylum for Iraqis and Syrian

    Asylum for Iraqis and Syrian
    Residents of Iraq and Syria have a somewhat rare opportunity in their wide ability to receive asylum in the United States. The process by which this may occur could be onerous for some, but it frequently is resulting in total U.S. immigration…
  • Apr 20

    Chinese EB-5 Retrogression: What Does it Mean?

    Chinese EB-5 Retrogression: What Does it Mean?
    Starting May 2015, EB-5 availability will be restricted for Chinese applicants. I-526 petitioners/applicants that receive approval from then on will have to indefinitely postpone their plans to enter the United States (unless, of course, they…
  • Apr 12

    Visa Bulletin System under Court Scrutiny

    Visa Bulletin System under Court Scrutiny
    Each month, the State Department releases the Visa Bulletin, which is how it announces who is eligible to apply for permanent residence. More precisely, it answers the question of "who has waited long enough for it?" This involves a very…
Rank this Week: 1171

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/
  • Apr 30

    Tech Thursday: Is Your Smartphone Tracking You?

    Tech Thursday: Is Your Smartphone Tracking You?
    "If you have an iPhone or an Android, chances are that every single move you make is being tracked, location by location, including the exact times you were there." That quote, from Today's Jeff Rossen and Jovanna Billington, is a...
  • Apr 23

    Tech Thursday: Staying Safe Online

    Tech Thursday: Staying Safe Online
    How about a little spring cleaning for your online security? Keeping your online information secure is a must these days. CNET's Eric Franklin's article "How to stay safe online: CNET's security checklist" gives you some great ideas to get…
  • Apr 10

    The Nation's 1st Online Hybrid Law Degree is Underway in St. Paul, Minnesota

    The Nation's 1st Online Hybrid Law Degree is Underway in St. Paul, Minnesota
    The William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota is the 1st law school in the country to offer an online hybrid law degree. It is also the country's first hybrid online and in-person program approved by the American...
Rank this Week: 1072

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: 1136

Ohio State Tax Blog

Ohio State Tax Blog

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

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

    ABA Blawg 100 Nominations!

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

    Ohio Tax Commissioner To Begin Notifying Taxpayers Of Credit Account Balance

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

    Ohio Mid-Biennium Budget Bill Passed

    Ohio Mid-Biennium Budget Bill Passed
    Gov. Kasich signed legislation (H.B. 483) this week which made several changes to Ohio taxes. While not as ambitious as initially proposed, this legislation continues to reduce the tax burden on Ohio residents and business owners. The most…
Rank this Week: 1005

Social Security Disability…

Social Security Disability Attorney Cincinnati

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

http://socialsecuritydisabilityattorneycinci.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1266

DBL Law Blog

DBL Law Blog

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

http://www.dbllaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 2

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

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

    Lean Update: Pull Planning

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

    DBL News Digest – Week of 06/24/2013

    DBL News Digest – Week of 06/24/2013
    Here are the latest news articles from DBL Law. For these and other articles, please visit dbllaw.com/blog. Construction   Contractor Alert: You’re On Your Own For Faulty Work (Maybe) – Recent cases from the Supreme Courts of…
Rank this Week: 1064

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: 1771

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/
  • May 21

    How to Apply for SERS Disability Benefit

    How to Apply for SERS Disability Benefit
    Created at about the same time as the federal Social Security system, Ohio’s School Employees Retirement System serves the same functions as that pension and disability program for non-teaching educational workers in the Buckeye State.…
  • May 18

    Does My Rehabilitation Plan Qualify Me for Workers’ Compensation?

    Does My Rehabilitation Plan Qualify Me for Workers’ Compensation?
    The best way to answer the question “Does my rehabilitation plan qualify me for workers’ compensation?” seems to be to quote Reverend Lovejoy from the Simpsons episode titled “Hurricane Neddy”: “Oh, short…
  • May 4

    How Good Samaritan Laws Protect Some Individuals From Medical Malpractice

    How Good Samaritan Laws Protect Some Individuals From Medical Malpractice
    A mistake by a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or other health care practitioner can leave a patient much worse off than when he or she first sought treatment. Errors in U.S. hospitals leave as many as 440,000 dead each year, which is why attorneys…
Rank this Week: 1420

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/
  • May 20

    Presidential Librarie

    Presidential Librarie
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  • May 14

    One Future Law Student's Summer Plans: Run, Forrest, Run!

    One Future Law Student's Summer Plans: Run, Forrest, Run!
    Barclay Oudersluys just graduated from college and will be starting law school at UC-Berkeley in the fall. Between now and then, he'll be recreating Forrest Gump's run to raise money "for the Hall STEPS Foundation, a nonprofit founded by…
  • May 11

    Climage Change Liability

    Climage Change Liability
    The EPA has been party to many a lawsuit on the topic of climate change.  In the Netherlands, concerned citizens have embraced a new approach -- not just asking for agency action, but rather charging the government with failure to protect…
Rank this Week: 1537

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: 2016

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
  • May 19

    Non-Traded REITs are Unsuitable for Retail Investor

    Non-Traded REITs are Unsuitable for Retail Investor
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss We continue to see lots of activity involving unsuitable sales of non-traded Real Estate Investment Trusts (“non-traded REITs”). If you’re a retail customer who was…
  • May 18

    FINRA Toughens Sanctions Guidelines For Unsuitable Recommendation

    FINRA Toughens Sanctions Guidelines For Unsuitable Recommendation
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss A stockbroker is not permitted to indiscriminately sell any available investment product to any customer he or she chooses, nor may a broker follow a “one-size-fits-all”…
  • May 15

    Dispute with Your Broker? Don’t Be Late to Arbitrate

    Dispute with Your Broker? Don’t Be Late to Arbitrate
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Do you dream of finding an omniscient stockbroker who will guard your principal from loss, invest it wisely, generate above-average returns, and never cause you aggravation or harm?…
Rank this Week: 2117

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
Rank this Week: 2061

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
  • May 18

    What Happens in Vegas…May End Up in a Blog

    What Happens in Vegas…May End Up in a Blog
    The ICSC Walapalooza starts this weekend in Vegas. The sheer number of people converging in one place and the talent level of them is staggering. And of course it is all hard work! I’m hoping to get a couple free minutes to meet with…
  • Apr 21

    What I Learned Today

    What I Learned Today
    I just attended the Advanced Commercial Lease Institute at Georgetown University Law Center. The Institute “brings together the brightest minds in the commercial leasing industry” to discuss “the most up-to-date and pressing…
  • Mar 18

    Project Parklet

    Project Parklet
    At the recent Accelerate 2015 (Cleveland Leadership Center) awards (http://www.cleveleads.org/AccelerateNEO/pitch-presenters), Cleveland natives and returnees, Whitney Hallock and Caroline Wagner, presented the idea for Project Parklet to…
Rank this Week: 2017

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

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

    Los Angeles County Jail Ends Controversial 287(g) Agreement

    Los Angeles County Jail Ends Controversial 287(g) Agreement
    Pursuant to the U.S. Constitution, the federal government is responsible for passing immigration law and promulgating immigration regulations. However, the federal government is empowered to work with the state and local governments in order…
  • May 12

    Republican Congressmen Are Going After Birthright Citizenship - Again

    Republican Congressmen Are Going After Birthright Citizenship - Again
    The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees U.S. citizenship for any person who is born in the United States and subject to the federal government's jurisdiction. Conferring citizenship upon birth - called birthright…
  • Apr 28

    Famous Immigration Port Ellis Island to Update its Museum Chronicling the History of U.S. Immigration

    Famous Immigration Port Ellis Island to Update its Museum Chronicling the History of U.S. Immigration
    Located in the Upper New York Bay, Ellis Island served as the immigration gateway for an estimated 12 million foreign nationals from 1892 to 1954. Once the immigration center closed in 1954, Ellis Island became a popular tourist attraction…
Rank this Week: 2234

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/
  • May 7

    Todd Long wins Insanity Case

    Todd Long wins Insanity Case
    Our client, a 57-year old Columbus area woman, received a Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity verdict last week acquitting her of Burglary and Theft in connection with a break-in and theft of personal property from her neighbor’s home. Our…
  • Apr 7

    Columbus lawyer Todd A. Long wins major drug trafficking case

    Columbus lawyer Todd A. Long wins major drug trafficking case
    Our client, a 34-year old mother of one, ironically with the name of “Hope,” was found NOT GUILTY of complicity to commit trafficking in heroin by a jury in Lancaster (Fairfield County) Ohio. Hope was accused of being the supplier…
  • Jan 2

    What can we learn in Columbus from the Ravens head of security charged with a sex crime?

    What can we learn in Columbus from the Ravens head of security charged with a sex crime?
    Even in Columbus, Ohio criminal defense lawyers can learn from accusations of sexual misconduct lodged earlier this week against Darren Sanders, the NFL Baltimore Raven’s chief of security. A criminal complaint filed earlier this week…
Rank this Week: 2031

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • May 1

    Obligations as a Guarantor Could Hinder Your Asset Protection Option

    Obligations as a Guarantor Could Hinder Your Asset Protection Option
    Signing a personal guaranty for your business or a relative can have a variety of financial implications. It can also limit your asset protection alternatives. Asset protection planning frequently involves the transfer of assets. An…
  • Apr 30

    Most Asset Protection Trusts Are Not Designed For Estate Planning

    Most Asset Protection Trusts Are Not Designed For Estate Planning
    It is highly advisable to focus on asset protection and estate planning at the same time. Keep in mind, however, that you will likely need separate documents for each type of planning. Most people who set up an asset protection trust…
  • Feb 27

    Keep Bankruptcy Code §548(e) in Mind if You Have a DAPT

    Keep Bankruptcy Code §548(e) in Mind if You Have a DAPT
    About 16 states now have laws that allow a Domestic Asset Protection Trust (DAPT). These trusts can be very useful to protect assets in many situations. But keep in mind that a DAPT (like other asset protection strategies) is designed to…
Rank this Week: 1992

Dayton DUI Information

Dayton DUI Information

Covers DUI for Dayton area residents. By Suhre & Associates, LLC.

http://suhrelawdayton.com/blog/
  • Apr 6

    The Basics of Drug Crime

    The Basics of Drug Crime
    The Basics of Drug Crimes There is much confusion surrounding drug offenses in Ohio. The drug laws and classifications are vast and tremendously complex. If you are charged with a drug-related crime, you should contact an experienced attorney…
  • Mar 27

    What are the Consequences of a Second OVI in Ohio?

    What are the Consequences of a Second OVI in Ohio?
    The state of Ohio takes operation of a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol very seriously. Being charged and convicted of a single OVI can have devastating consequences. Unfortunately, many people make the same mistake…
  • Mar 20

    Obtaining Car Insurance After a DUI

    Obtaining Car Insurance After a DUI
    To some, being convicted of DUI may seem like a catastrophe that carries life-long penalties. In reality, while the repercussions may seem severe at first, they may be overcome with diligence and the help of an experienced attorney. Many are…
Rank this Week: 2164

Dahman's Law

Dahman's Law

Covers business issues.

http://www.dahmanlaw.com/Blog.html
  • Mar 16

    Dahman Law Quoted in Dispatch Article on Digital Estate Planning

    Dahman Law Quoted in Dispatch Article on Digital Estate Planning
    In the Saturday, March 14, 2015 edition of the Columbus Dispatch, Dahman Law attorney Samir B. Dahman was quoted for providing insight on digital estate planning.  Although not quoted, Research Analyst Aaron Burnside also contributed…
  • Mar 9

    Law School Recognizes Dahman Law's Efforts to Give Young Attorneys Quality Experience

    Law School Recognizes Dahman Law's Efforts to Give Young Attorneys Quality Experience
    On January 8, 2015, Dahman Law attorney Jonathan N. Olivito argued the appeal of a favorable jury verdict on behalf of client RAE Associates, Inc. to the 10th District Court of Appeals, Case No. 14-AP-482. Olivito is a first year attorney…
  • Jan 20

    Dahman Law attorney Jonathan Olivito Argues Appeal to 10th District Court of Appeal

    Dahman Law attorney Jonathan Olivito Argues Appeal to 10th District Court of Appeal
    Dahman Law attorney Jonathan N. Olivito argued the appeal of a favorable jury verdict on behalf of client RAE Associates, Inc. to the 10th District Court of Appeals, Case No. 14-AP-482.After prevailing at a week-long trial, the unanimous jury…
Rank this Week: 2309

Ohio Criminal Appeals Blog

Ohio Criminal Appeals Blog

Provides Ohio criminal appeals news, views and insights. By J. Adam Engel, LLC.

http://www.adamengel.net/appealsblog/
  • Feb 12

    Evidence From Single Trash Pull Can Be Enough For a Warrant

    Evidence From Single Trash Pull Can Be Enough For a Warrant
    The Ohio Supreme Court has held that evidence seized from a single trash pull that corroborates tips and background information involving drug activity is sufficient to establish probable cause for a warrant. The case is State v. Jones, Slip…
  • Sep 26

    Ohio Supreme Court: “All or Nothing” Defense Does Not Prevent Instruction On Lesser Included Offense

    Ohio Supreme Court: “All or Nothing” Defense Does Not Prevent Instruction On Lesser Included Offense
    The case is State v. Wine, No. 2014-Ohio-3948. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that a defendant who presents an “all or nothing” defense in a criminal trial does not have the right to prevent a trial court from giving…
  • Sep 23

    Ohio Supreme Court Holds That Attorney Is Required for Resentencing Hearing

    Ohio Supreme Court Holds That Attorney Is Required for Resentencing Hearing
    The Ohio Supreme Court has held that a defendant is entiled to an attorney at a resentencing hearing. The court explained that “a resentencing hearing is a critical stage of a criminal proceeding to which the right to counsel…
Rank this Week: 1647

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: 2192

Cleveland, Ohio Criminal Attorney…

Cleveland, Ohio Criminal Attorney Ron Frey's Blog

Covers criminal defense and technology based offenses.

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

    Chicago to Cleveland Heroin Pipeline Arrests - Cleveland, Ohio

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

    East Cleveland, Ohio Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Crystal Tower

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

    Sex Crimes Lawyer - Cleveland, Ohio Attorney Ron Frey

    Sex Crimes Lawyer - Cleveland, Ohio Attorney Ron Frey
    By: +Ron Frey As a criminal defense lawyer, I have represented 100's of individuals facing allegations involving a sex crime. They may be charged with Rape, Gross Sexual Imposition, Importuning, Voyeurism, Public Indecency, or…
Rank this Week: 1843

Cincinnati Personal Injury and…

Cincinnati Personal Injury and Accident Attorney Blog

By Anthony Castelli.

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

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

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

    Advanced Issues in Bodily Injury Insurance Claim

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

    Ohio Motorcycle Event Honors Veteran

    Ohio Motorcycle Event Honors Veteran
    The Ohio Motorcycle Freedom Ride in honor of military veterans is staging its 5th annual ride this Saturday May, 17, 2014.  This ride is associated and is part of the National Armed forces freedom ride.  There are over 30 states…
Rank this Week: 1833

Cincinnati DUI Info

Cincinnati DUI Info

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

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

    Continuances in a DUI Case

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

    Great Results In OVI Case

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

    New Cincinnati DUI Superstation

    New Cincinnati DUI Superstation
    The City of Cincinnati hopes to curb crime in new state of the art facility on the West side of town.  If you want to make sure you never see the inside of it, don’t drink and drive over there. If you get picked up for a DUI or OVI…
Rank this Week: 1540

Gettins' Law

Gettins' Law

Covers business and franchising law. By Mary Beth Gettins.

http://gettinslaw.com/articles/
  • Feb 4

    FAQ: Malware and Viru

    FAQ: Malware and Viru
    As part HIPAA compliance and health care records security, you want to protect your computers and other devises against viruses and malware.  However, you may ask yourself what are virus?  What is malware?  And, what is the…
  • Dec 13

    There is No Conspiring with a Squatter

    There is No Conspiring with a Squatter
    The internet is the new Wild West. Courts have repeatedly refused to enter into the fray of arbitrating disputes involving the internet. If entities secure a URL address or domain name using your name, you may be left without a remedy. This…
  • Dec 13

    There is No Conspiring with a Squatter

    There is No Conspiring with a Squatter
    The internet is the new Wild West. Courts have repeatedly refused to enter into the fray of arbitrating disputes involving the internet. If entities secure a URL address or domain name using your name, you may be left without a remedy. This…
Rank this Week: 1838

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: 1486

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: 1962

Columbus DUI Information

Columbus DUI Information

By Suhre & Associates, LLC.

http://columbus-ovi-lawyer.com/blog/
  • Sep 24

    The Duration And Scope Of A Stop For A Columbus OVI.

    The Duration And Scope Of A Stop For A Columbus OVI.
    When an officer stops a vehicle for a traffic offense, he or she is allowed to detain the vehicle for a sufficient amount of time to investigate the reason for the initial stop. Generally speaking, the time is that to which it necessary to…
  • Sep 18

    Columbus OVI Checkpoints.

    Columbus OVI Checkpoints.
    Roadblocks and check points have become more common in the detection of Columbus, Ohio OVI cases.  They are considered to be stops and thereby trigger the Fourth Amendment.  However, there are a number of factors that must be…
  • Sep 10

    Stopping A Stationary Vehicle In A Columbus, Ohio OVI Case.

    Stopping A Stationary Vehicle In A Columbus, Ohio OVI Case.
    There have been cases where a person is found behind the wheel of stationary vehicle and has been convicted of OVI because there conduct is sufficient to justify operation of the vehicle. The issue in these cases is whether the officers…
Rank this Week: 2289

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: 1404

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Covers election reform, the Voting Rights Act, the Help America Vote Act, and related topics. Special attention to the voting rights of people of color, non-English proficient citizens, and people with disabilities. Publsihed by Dan Tokaji at Moritz Colle

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
Rank this Week: 2292

Frederick Focke Mischler

Frederick Focke Mischler

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

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

    Health Care Powers of Attorney

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

    Health Care Powers of Attorney

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

    Ohio Real Estate Deed

    Ohio Real Estate Deed
    The Deed is a document that transfers title in real estate.  In the sale of a piece of property, the seller is the "grantor" and the buyer is the "grantee".  There are 6 statutory forms for deeds in Ohio.
Rank this Week: 1718

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • May 23

    The Advantage of the K1 Fiance Visa

    The Advantage of the K1 Fiance Visa
    The real advantage of the K1 Fiance Visa is the relatively quick processing time for acquiring the visa. From start to finish, it takes about 6-7 months. By contrast the CR1 Marriage Visa takes 12- 13 months to obtain. The process of…
  • May 7

    Can my Fiance work once he or she arrives in the United States on a K1 Fiance Visa?

    Can my Fiance work once he or she arrives in the United States on a K1 Fiance Visa?
    Yes. Once your fiancé arrives in the United States on a K1 Fiance Visa, he or she can immediately apply for permission to work by filing form I-765, Application for Work Authorization. If your fiancé applies for work…
  • Mar 20

    Green Cards for Student

    Green Cards for Student
    Spring is a busy time of the year for our office. In part because it coincides with graduation. And for this reason, I get lots of calls and questions from foreign students earning their degrees at US Universities, who…
Rank this Week: 2886

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Comments on DUI law. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://www.columbusoviattorneyblog.com/
  • May 23

    WHEN ARE POLICE PERMITTED TO GIVE FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS?

    WHEN ARE POLICE PERMITTED TO GIVE FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS?
    Imagine you are driving home on a central Ohio freeway after a late dinner and you are pulled over by a police officer. The officer says you were stopped for failing to use your turn signal when you changed lanes. The officer announces he…
  • May 2

    SUPREME COURT ADDRESSES USE OF DRUG DOGS AT TRAFFIC STOPS

    SUPREME COURT ADDRESSES USE OF DRUG DOGS AT TRAFFIC STOPS
    If a police officer stops you for a minor traffic violation, how long should the officer be permitted to detain you? Suppose the officer issues you a ticket or a warning for the minor traffic violation and then says he wants you to wait while…
  • Apr 18

    IS DRUNK DRIVER RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING DRUNK MAN LYING IN ROAD?

    IS DRUNK DRIVER RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING DRUNK MAN LYING IN ROAD?
    Steven Anderson was drunk when he passed out on a rural highway. He was wearing dark clothing and went to sleep on the dark road around 1:00 am. There were no street lights in the area, and he was lying where there is a bend in the road.…
Rank this Week: 3243