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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: 81

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: 129

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/
  • Dec 8

    Ohio set to elevate gun ownership to a protected employment class #TerribleIdea

    Ohio set to elevate gun ownership to a protected employment class #TerribleIdea
    How do you get conservative lawmakers to agree to add a protected class to an employment discrimination law? Focus on protecting on gun ownership, apparently. Believe it or not, the right to conceal carry is about to join race, sex,…
  • Dec 7

    7 tips to avoid the holiday party nightmare

    7 tips to avoid the holiday party nightmare
    ’Tis the season for workplace holiday parties. It a time to reflect on the past year and celebrate all your organization has accomplished. It is also a time to avoid liability, hopefully. A lot can go wrong at a holiday…
  • Dec 6

    “Who needs the NLRB?”

    “Who needs the NLRB?”
    Bloomberg BNA reporters Chris Opfer and Ben Penn asked this question in their weekly column of workplace musings: “Who needs the NLRB?” (a question I’ve asked myself more than once over the past eight years.) Said Chris…
Rank this Week: 176

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/
  • Dec 3

    Better Angels My A

    Better Angels My A
    Lincoln, at his first inaugural, spoke of healing of the nation's wounds.We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory,…
  • Nov 28

    This Won't End Well

    This Won't End Well
    It is too often true in the trenches of criminal defense that if our clients were good at making decisions they wouldn't be our clients.Case in point:  Dylan Roof.  Charged with killing 9 African Americans at the Emanuel…
  • Nov 28

    There's No Business Like Justice Busine

    There's No Business Like Justice Busine
    He's competent.  That is, and per the statutory language, he is able "to understand the nature and consequences of the proceedings against him [and] to assist properly in his defense."So says the judge.  The guy was evaluated and…
Rank this Week: 302

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: 424

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/
  • Dec 1

    “What Is a Looseleaf and How Can It Possibly Help Me De-Stress During Finals?”

    “What Is a Looseleaf and How Can It Possibly Help Me De-Stress During Finals?”
    The answer can be found in the Study Break area in the Moritz Law Library, located between the reference desk and the public access computers on the 2nd floor. Turn off your brain for a while. In this area you’ll find materials for a…
  • Nov 7

    The Trial of Queen Caroline – A New Addition to the Moritz Law Library’s Stotter Collection

    The Trial of Queen Caroline – A New Addition to the Moritz Law Library’s Stotter Collection
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->During a recent visit to the Moritz College of Law, Moritz alum Lawrence H. Stotter ’58 presented the Moritz Law Library with a new addition to the Law Library’s Stotter Collection: five…
  • Nov 3

    Study Aids and Interactive Lessons at the Moritz Law Library

    Study Aids and Interactive Lessons at the Moritz Law Library
    As we enter the final months of the semester, consider checking out the print and online study aids available through the Moritz Law Library. West Academic's online Study Aids collection includes over 500 titles, including Nutshells,…
Rank this Week: 596

Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, nursing home protection and qualifying for veterans benefits. By Thom L. Cooper Company, LPA.

http://cooperelderlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Jun 8

    Cooper, Adel & Associates Names Daniel H. Vu Partner

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

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

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

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation
    By Attorney Nathan Simpson In a recent opinion in the case Wagner v. McCarthy, a judge from the Federal District Court for Southern Ohio issued a preliminary injunction against the Ohio Department of Medicaid for its interpretation of federal…
Rank this Week: 671

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/
  • Nov 26

    Two Trump Administration Environmental Priorities to Help the "Rust Belt"

    Two Trump Administration Environmental Priorities to Help the "Rust Belt"
    There is a lot of hyperbole regarding President-Elect Trump's potential environmental agenda. During the campaign there was also a lot made about issues of employment and opportunity in the "Rust Belt" (a term I personally do no like).…
  • Nov 23

    State of Ohio Pursues Recovery of Incentive

    State of Ohio Pursues Recovery of Incentive
    Companies expanding onto brownfield sites need public incentives to make their projects viable.  However, the days when cleanup of contamination by itself could attract public incentives are long over.  Under the new local and State…
  • Nov 9

    First 100 Days- Repeal of the Clean Water Rule and Clean Power Plan

    First 100 Days- Repeal of the Clean Water Rule and Clean Power Plan
    In a major upset, Donald Trump wins the Presidency last night.  In less than twenty-four hours after the official concession by Secretary Clinton, people are scrambling to figure out what a Trump Presidency really means.  Because he…
Rank this Week: 1166

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: 877

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: 951

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/
  • Dec 8

    Court Affirms Death Penalty for Cleveland Serial Killer

    Court Affirms Death Penalty for Cleveland Serial Killer
    The Ohio Supreme Court today affirmed the 11 aggravated murder convictions and death penalty sentences of Anthony Sowell for the serial killing of 11 women in Cleveland.
  • Dec 8

    Workers’ Comp Concurrent Award Not Authorized by Law

    Workers’ Comp Concurrent Award Not Authorized by Law
    The Ohio Supreme Court today ruled that state law does not permit an award of permanent-partial disability compensation to an injured worker who has already been awarded permanent-total disability compensation in the same claim.
  • Dec 7

    Failed Judicial Candidate Receives Suspension For False Campaign Statement

    Failed Judicial Candidate Receives Suspension For False Campaign Statement
    An unsuccessful candidate for judge of the Eleventh District Court of Appeals today was suspended by the Ohio Supreme Court from the practice of law for one year with six months stayed for committing misconduct during his 2014 race.
Rank this Week: 4105

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/
  • Dec 8

    The Ins and Outs of Hearing Testimonie

    The Ins and Outs of Hearing Testimonie
    An applicant for disability benefits will need to participate in at least one appeal hearing if his or her initial application gets denied. Appealing a suspension or reduction of previously awarded disability benefits may also become…
  • Nov 26

    Can Someone Help Me Fill Out My Short-Term Disability Paperwork?

    Can Someone Help Me Fill Out My Short-Term Disability Paperwork?
    You absolutely can get help with filling out your application for short-term disability benefits. In fact, you almost definitely should seek assistance to ensure you cross all the T’s and dot all the I’s. Incomplete and incorrect…
  • Nov 24

    Will I Lose My Ohio Workers’ Compensation if I Move to Another State?

    Will I Lose My Ohio Workers’ Compensation if I Move to Another State?
    The question of whether moving out of Ohio will cost you your workers’ comp benefits has a short, undoubtedly welcome, answer of “no.” The reality is far more complicated, however. The Columbus workers’ compensation…
Rank this Week: 1856

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

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

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Dec 7

    7 Consequences of Shoplifting in Ohio

    7 Consequences of Shoplifting in Ohio
    When many people use the term “shoplifting,” they do so in a way to denote a minor crime. While it is technically stealing, they do not think of it as a very serious or worrisome problem. It is even common for people to say that…
  • Nov 30

    What is Considered Felony Theft Under Ohio Law?

    What is Considered Felony Theft Under Ohio Law?
    After being convicted of a theft or fraud crime, you can pay your court costs and fines, serve your time in prison or under community control, better known as probation, and ultimately, you can move forward once the statutory punishments are…
  • Nov 23

    State Forensic Scientist Accused of Slanting Evidence

    State Forensic Scientist Accused of Slanting Evidence
    Forensic science is often the most compelling and persuasive evidence put before a jury in a criminal trial. Fingerprints, footprints, tire tracks or blood spatter evidence could all be determining factors in who was at a crime scene or what…
Rank this Week: 2306

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: 2681

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
  • Dec 6

    FESSLER, SCHNEIDER, & GRIMME FAMILY ISSUE ATTORNEYS IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY

    FESSLER, SCHNEIDER, &amp; GRIMME FAMILY ISSUE ATTORNEYS IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY
    It is quickly becoming the holiday season with more parties and events than anyone can attend.  In fact, the surface of our lives begins to look like a whirlwind of fun and activity.  Potentially, this whirlwind is a cover for…
  • Nov 14

    DUI Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    DUI Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    The party was fun and you drank more than you intended.   You drove and were stopped for DWI or DUI.  You should not attempt to defend yourself.  The legal ramifications extend beyond a fine and drivers’ education…
  • Oct 27

    Personal Injury Attorneys Covering You

    Personal Injury Attorneys Covering You
    Accidents don’t happen in convenient locations.  Yet your rights are conveniently  available wherever your accident takes place.  You are a Kentucky resident on a trip to Wisconsin.  The horrible happens– a…
Rank this Week: 2800

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: 1699

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Dec 2

    Dakota Access Pipeline: Iowa Landowners Ask Court to Overturn IUB’s Eminent Domain Ruling

    Dakota Access Pipeline: Iowa Landowners Ask Court to Overturn IUB’s Eminent Domain Ruling
      The controversial Dakota Access pipeline is back in the news as 14 Iowa landowners have asked that the Polk County District Court review to the Iowa Utility Board’s (IUB) ruling allowing the Dakota Access pipeline to be…
  • Nov 18

    Examples of “Public Use” in a Condemnation Action

    Examples of “Public Use” in a Condemnation Action
      The 5th Amendment2 gives the government the power to take private lands under specific conditions. One of the most important conditions is that the purpose of the taking must be for “public use.” While public use…
  • Nov 9

    Hundreds Of Landowners Affected By Kinder Morgan Pipeline

    Hundreds Of Landowners Affected By Kinder Morgan Pipeline
      Pipelines are a major catalyst for eminent domain actions, as these pipelines must be laid continuously for hundreds of miles. Not surprisingly, many landowners with property in the proposed path of the pipeline are less than willing…
Rank this Week: 2618

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/
  • Dec 2

    Tire Company Can’t Compel Arbitration in China Under Expired Contract

    Tire Company Can’t Compel Arbitration in China Under Expired Contract
    Yesterday, in Linglong Americas, Inc. v. Horizon Tire, Inc., a unanimous panel of the Sixth Circuit rejected a tire manufacturer’s attempt to compel arbitration of claims in China under a contract that had already expired.  The…
  • Nov 28

    Sixth Circuit Issues Split FCA Decision in Fracking Case

    Sixth Circuit Issues Split FCA Decision in Fracking Case
    In United States ex rel. Harper v. Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, a divided panel of the Sixth Circuit interpreted the 2010 amendments to the False Claims Act (FCA) and affirmed the district court’s dismissal of…
  • Nov 22

    Sixth Circuit, Enforcing Notice of Appeal Rule, Denies Challenge to $225M Auto Part Price Fixing Settlement

    Sixth Circuit, Enforcing Notice of Appeal Rule, Denies Challenge to $225M Auto Part Price Fixing Settlement
    On Friday, the Sixth Circuit refused to overturn a $225 million settlement deal reached between end-payor plaintiffs and auto parts makers accused of price fixing. Two objectors to the deal had asked the court to review a June order by U.S.…
Rank this Week: 3892

ImmigRantings

ImmigRantings

Comments on immigration law. By Slowik & Robinson LLC.

http://www.immigrantings.com/
  • Dec 1

    What the Election Means for Immigration

    What the Election Means for Immigration
    As everyone in the world learned on Wednesday, Mr. Donald Trump has been elected the next President of the United States.  In the next two months, President Obama will be transitioning power to the President-Elect, culminating with Mr.…
  • Nov 11

    More Immigration Cases Heading to the Supreme Court Docket

    More Immigration Cases Heading to the Supreme Court Docket
    In the last Supreme Court session, the justices roundly disappointed immigrants and immigrant advocacy groups when the court refused to make a ruling on President Obama’s executive action that would have helped hundreds of thousands of…
  • Nov 1

    USCIS Increases Fees for Many Immigration Application

    USCIS Increases Fees for Many Immigration Application
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, is the federal agency that processes applications for immigration benefits made in the United States.  USCIS reviews and adjudicates hundreds of thousands of applications for marriage…
Rank this Week: 2776

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Covers criminal law and student disciplinary hearings.

http://www.engelandmartin.com/blog/
  • Nov 30

    Federal Court Rules School Violated Due Process Rights of Student

    Federal Court Rules School Violated Due Process Rights of Student
    A Federal Judge has issued an injunction prohibiting the University of Cincinnati from suspending a student who had been accused of sexual assault. The opinion is available here:  Doe v. UC PI Decision In this case, a student was accused…
  • Sep 4

    Former Police Sergeant Not Guilty of Felony Sex Offense

    Former Police Sergeant Not Guilty of Felony Sex Offense
    After a two week jury trial, a Clermont County jury has found a former Miami Township police officer accused of groping and assaulting a woman during a ride-along last year not guilty of three felony sex offenses and a separate charge of…
  • Sep 2

    Closing Arguments in Trial of Clermont County Officer

    Closing Arguments in Trial of Clermont County Officer
    From Channel 12: In court, the prosecutor showed pictures, including where the victim said [the officer]spanked her under the guise of wrestling. The defense claimed the young woman was not credible and built a case by trying to show she lied…
Rank this Week: 2072

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
  • Nov 30

    Change

    Change
    I’ve been thinking a lot about that word lately. Change. I get it that change is constant and to be successful you need to embrace change. That doesn’t mean we should just accept changes that are bad. No, I think it means that we…
  • Aug 1

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

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

    A New Cycle?

    A New Cycle?
    It seems like lease issues come in cycles: seemingly out of nowhere, a particular issue that may have never been a concern on previous leases arises suddenly only to disappear once again. Is the rise to prominence of a certain issue…
Rank this Week: 3821

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/
  • Nov 30

    Andrew C. Emmert Joins DBL Law

    Andrew C. Emmert Joins DBL Law
    CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY – October 27, 2016 – DBL Law is pleased to welcome Andrew C. Emmert to the firm as a partner.  Drew concentrates his practice in real estate law, general business matters and probate and estate planning.…
  • Nov 21

    Divided Coaky Panel Reduces Punitive Damage Award in Economic Damages Case to 1:1 Ratio to Compensatory Damage

    Divided Coaky Panel Reduces Punitive Damage Award in Economic Damages Case to 1:1 Ratio to Compensatory Damage
    In a recent 2-1 decision, the Kentucky Court of Appeals reduced a massive punitive damages award (four times the substantial compensatory damages awarded) in a purely economic damages case to a ratio of one to one. In Grant Thornton LLP v.…
  • Nov 21

    DBL Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Star

    DBL Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Star
        CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY- November 21, 2016 – We are pleased to announce that fourteen lawyers from the firm have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Super Lawyers®, which recognizes the top 5 percent of…
Rank this Week: 4618

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • 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…
  • Oct 3

    Settlor Can Retain a Lot of Control Over an Ohio Legacy Trust

    Settlor Can Retain a Lot of Control Over an Ohio Legacy Trust
    As I previously noted in a post back in 2013, you can establish an Ohio Legacy Trust without giving up complete control of your assets.  Your Trust must be irrevocable and you cannot serve as your own Trustee.  But you can still…
  • Sep 6

    Some States Dramatically Better Than Others For Asset Protection

    Some States Dramatically Better Than Others For Asset Protection
    A recent article in The New York Times provides a good reminder that some states are much better than others with respect to asset protection. The article by Patricia Cohen is titled “States Vie to Shield the Wealth of the 1…
Rank this Week: 3842

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

Marriage Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marriagevisaattorney.com/
  • Nov 25

    President Elect Trump and the K1 Fiance Visa

    President Elect Trump and the K1 Fiance Visa
    There seems to be a lot of concern and mis-information about the affect that the new President Elect Trump will have on legal Immigration, like with the K1 Fiance Visa and CR1 Marriage Visa.  Despite all the chatter and…
  • Sep 12

    US Embassy Instructions For Filipino Fiance

    US Embassy Instructions For Filipino Fiance
    After obtaining your K1 Fiance Visa approval from USCIS, you will need to work with the US Embassy in Manila to obtain your Fiance Visa. The US Embassy in Manila provides excellent written instructions in both Tagalog and…
  • Sep 12

    US Embassy Instructions For Filipino Fiance

    US Embassy Instructions For Filipino Fiance
    After obtaining your K1 Fiance Visa approval from USCIS, you will need to work with the US Embassy in Manila to obtain your Fiance Visa. The US Embassy in Manila provides excellent written instructions in both Tagalog and…
Rank this Week: 1795

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Comments on DUI law. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://www.columbusoviattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    Should A DUI / OVI As A Juvenile Enhance A Later DUI / OVI As An Adult?

    Should A DUI / OVI As A Juvenile Enhance A Later DUI / OVI As An Adult?
    In Ohio DUI / OVI cases, mandatory minimum penalties are increased based on prior OVI convictions.  One issue faced by Ohio courts is whether a person’s OVI adjudication (‘conviction’) as a juvenile can be used to…
  • Nov 12

    Calibrating Breath Testing Machines In Ohio DUI/OVI Case

    Calibrating Breath Testing Machines In Ohio DUI/OVI Case
    Over 20,000 DWI cases in New Jersey are being called into question due to problems with the recalibration of breath-testing machines.  According to New Jersey 101.5, Sgt. Marc Dennis skipped a critical step each time he recalibrated the…
  • Oct 30

    Can We Trust Crime Lab Results In Ohio DUI/OVI Cases?

    Can We Trust Crime Lab Results In Ohio DUI/OVI Cases?
    Today’s report regarding the conduct of a forensic scientist employed by the state of Ohio demonstrates the danger of the government enforcing laws without effective checks and balances.  Forensic scientist G. Michele Yezzo worked…
Rank this Week: 2731

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: 3522

Cincinnati Attorney Blog

Cincinnati Attorney Blog

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

http://www.mckenzie-snyder.com/blog
  • Nov 9

    10 Safety Tips For Safe Driving At Night

    10 Safety Tips For Safe Driving At Night
    With shorter days on the horizon, you can never be too careful while driving at night — especially during rainy days or winter travel. As the sun goes down and visibility reduces, it’s important to use precautions…
  • Oct 21

    Hamilton Community Foundation

    Hamilton Community Foundation
    The Hamilton Community Foundation helps individuals by working with each other to create a stronger community in a way that has to mean to them. The foundation has continued to be the trusted resource for growing philanthropy and leading…
  • Oct 3

    The 2016 Central Montessori Academy’s Walk-a-Thon

    The 2016 Central Montessori Academy’s Walk-a-Thon
      Looking for a way to give back to the community while having a good time? Help raise money to strengthen the educational programs in our community at the 2016 Central Montessori Academy’s Walk- A-Thon in Springfield…
Rank this Week: 4763

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Nov 4

    How to Avoid a Common IRA Mistake

    How to Avoid a Common IRA Mistake
    If you’re like many people, you’ve probably invested in an IRA for retirement. But one piece of advice I can give you is to always make sure one thing is in order: your beneficiary forms. Here’s why. Many clients we…
  • Oct 28

    Farmers and the Proposed Federal Estate Tax Change

    Farmers and the Proposed Federal Estate Tax Change
    2016 is a great year to die. Personally I’m hoping to spend quite a few more years on this planet, but from an estate tax perspective now would not be a bad time to go. Many states, including Ohio, currently have no state estate tax.…
  • Oct 21

    Bait and Switched? Get Long-Term Planning Without Expensive Long-Term Care Insurance

    Bait and Switched? Get Long-Term Planning Without Expensive Long-Term Care Insurance
    Is long-term care insurance enough to protect your assets and family when faced with a nursing home crisis? For many people, the idea of long-term care insurance is a great way to protect their estate from a devastating hit due to the rising…
Rank this Week: 2244

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Oct 11

    A Berkeley law journal dumps the Bluebook

    A Berkeley law journal dumps the Bluebook
    The Bluebook “impedes” the editors of the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice’s ability to fulfill its mission to publish innovative, intersectional, and rigorous scholarship according to this announcement. So the…
  • May 19

    Elsevier acquires Social Science Research Network

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

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

    Baker &amp; Hostetler licenses ROSS Intelligence&rsquo;s AI product for bankruptcy matter
    In what is reported to be ROSS Intelligence’s first BigLaw client, Baker & Hostetler has licensed ROSS for use by its Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights team. Here’s the joint press release. — Joe
Rank this Week: 2675

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/
  • Oct 4

    Which Mobile Device Platform is More Secure — Android or Apple?

    Which Mobile Device Platform is More Secure — Android or Apple?
    If you tend to pay attention to trends in online and mobile device security, then this information isn’t news per se, but nevertheless, given how fast these things can change, it’s always good to follow the latest…
  • Jul 29

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

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

    Government “Appeals” Judge Orenstein’s Ruling

    Government “Appeals” Judge Orenstein’s Ruling
    The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (that’s Brooklyn, for everyone in the rest of the world) has filed an “appeal” of Magistrate Judge James Orenstein’s order denying its motion to compel Apple to…
Rank this Week: 3263

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Sep 6

    The Cleveland Law Library's Open House is This Friday, 9/9/16-Special Noon Program on 'Green' Working and Living

    The Cleveland Law Library's Open House is This Friday, 9/9/16-Special Noon Program on 'Green' Working and Living
    The Cleveland Law Library is hosting its annual Open House this Friday from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Staff will provide tours of our facility and provide information about our services, collections and databases. Everyone who stops by will have a…
  • Aug 25

    Librarians are the "Human Google"

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

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

    Bookmyne - The CLEVNET Catalog App is now available at the Law Library
    The Cleveland Law Library catalog is now available for your mobile devices via BookMyne. For more information or to install the app, follow this link: https://www.clevnet.org/bookmyne
Rank this Week: 1761

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: 3820

The Owen Firm Blog

The Owen Firm Blog

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

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

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

    What Does “Sexual Imposition” Mean in the State of Ohio?
    What is a “Sexual Imposition” Charge? Ohio law, specifically the Ohio Revised Code Section 2907.06, defines the criminal offense of “Sexual Imposition” as “sexual contact,” i.e., the touching of another…
  • Jun 27

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

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

    Can a Police Officer Pat You Down During a Traffic Stop in Ohio?

    Can a Police Officer Pat You Down During a Traffic Stop in Ohio?
    Must You Get Out Of Your Car During A Traffic Stop? Police Interaction, Part IX By Benjamin A. Tracy, Columbus Criminal Defense Lawyer and Civil Rights Attorney This is the ninth part in a series of posts about what legal obligations you…
Rank this Week: 3751

Attorney David Engler's Elder Law…

Attorney David Engler's Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law, elder care, probate, estate law and family law.

http://davidengler.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 15

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

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

    Engler Law Firm Welcomes Attorney Elizabeth Ramdin Repasky!

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

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

    41 Year-Old Woman Rapes 14 Year Old Boy While Her Kids Sleep At Party
    The Dad of the 14 year old approached the podium in Judge Rice’s Courtroom.  He looked like he had just finished a shift at a foundry from the look of the dust on his work jeans and boots.  The Defendant, Regina Turner,…
Rank this Week: 2976

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.immigration-visa-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 14

    Visa Bulletin Update from Charlie Oppenheim

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

    Visa Bulletin Update from Charlie Oppenheim

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

    ASYLUM for IRAQI & SYRIAN, SUNNI & SHIITES

    ASYLUM for IRAQI &amp; SYRIAN, SUNNI &amp; SHIITES
    With the recent escalation of armed conflicts in countries like Iraq and Syria, many seek to escape the war-torn areas in search of safety and freedom. The freedom of religion and political opinion that is greatly cherished here in…
Rank this Week: 4951

Gettins' Law

Gettins' Law

Covers business and franchising law. By Mary Beth Gettins.

http://gettinslaw.com/articles/
  • Apr 1

    How you can make your online job applications better

    How you can make your online job applications better
      Restaurants, retail, and countless industries now use online job applications.  But did you ever wonder if online applications are hindering the recruiting and hiring process?    A national survey conducted by PEAT…
  • Apr 1

    How you can make your online job applications better

    How you can make your online job applications better
      Restaurants, retail, and countless industries now use online job applications.  But did you ever wonder if online applications are hindering the recruiting and hiring process?    A national survey conducted by PEAT…
  • Jun 16

    Why Trademarks Should Only Be Used as Adjective

    Why Trademarks Should Only Be Used as Adjective
    Last week I attended a Continuing Learning Education presentation at the Northern Kentucky Chase College of Law. One of the presenters, Alan Datri, resident of the Memphis Bioworks Foundation and former senior consultant with the World…
Rank this Week: 3543

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Mar 28

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base DUI?

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

    A Quick View From The Dayton Municipal Court

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

    Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

    Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
    Whenever you see the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" commercials on television, police officers are out in force looking for impaired drivers. Each year, GHSA's member State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) team up with law enforcement…
Rank this Week: 4395

Cleveland Injury Attorney Blog

Cleveland Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.clevelandinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Dec 9

    Winter Bicycle Riding

    Winter Bicycle Riding
    Bicycle riding is a wonderful sport.  I ride between 2-3,000 miles per year, often commuting the 13 miles from my home to the law offices of Rubin Guttman & Associates.  Bicycle riding on our city streets always calls for great…
Rank this Week: 2081

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: 2389

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Nov 26

    Empowering Consumers in End of Life Discussion

    Empowering Consumers in End of Life Discussion
    Few things are more awkward than conversations with family and loved ones about end of life considerations. Medicare, however, believes doctors who have these discussions with their patients should be reimbursed for their time. It makes…
  • Nov 24

    When a Child Remains Dependent on His Parent

    When a Child Remains Dependent on His Parent
    There are close to 59 million children who are disabled in the U.S. For parents, it presents a unique challenge in that it often equates to a lifelong situation where the child remains dependent on his parents. For these parents, it’s…
  • Nov 19

    Are Reverse Mortgages Safe?

    Are Reverse Mortgages Safe?
    Most of us have seen the commercials touting the many benefits of reverse mortgages. When they became more popular and well known, many believed they were the solution for senior citizens in need of a cash infusion. Now, though, there are new…
Rank this Week: 3594

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

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

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

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Nov 24

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&amp;C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *     On September 17, 2015, Jeff Ireland and Jade Smarda, obtained a temporary restraining order on behalf of a local financial services firm in a trade secrets case. *     Jeff Sharkey and…
  • Nov 20

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace
    We use social media all the time. Make it a point during the day to notice how often you see a friend or colleague checking a Facebook update or sending a tweet (or giving you a three-star rating on the new Peeple app).  People are on…
  • Nov 16

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved
    Best Laid Plans. They say the devil is in the details. One might say that is most certainly the case with the recently advanced version of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (“CISA”) that recently passed the U.S. Senate by…
Rank this Week: 2770

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/
  • Nov 24

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&amp;C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *     On September 17, 2015, Jeff Ireland and Jade Smarda, obtained a temporary restraining order on behalf of a local financial services firm in a trade secrets case. *     Jeff Sharkey and…
  • Nov 20

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace
    We use social media all the time. Make it a point during the day to notice how often you see a friend or colleague checking a Facebook update or sending a tweet (or giving you a three-star rating on the new Peeple app).  People are on…
  • Nov 16

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved
    Best Laid Plans. They say the devil is in the details. One might say that is most certainly the case with the recently advanced version of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (“CISA”) that recently passed the U.S. Senate by…
Rank this Week: 3033

Dayton DUI Information

Dayton DUI Information

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

http://suhrelawdayton.com/blog/
  • Oct 14

    Ever Heard Of A Graphing Intoxilyzer 8000?

    Ever Heard Of A Graphing Intoxilyzer 8000?
    Me neither. So this is interesting. I recently had an OVI case North of Dayton. For my readers, you know an OVI is the same as a DUI. And you also know that I tend to travel a bit all over Southwest Ohio  including the Cincinnati area…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3243

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: 4844

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/
  • Jul 1

    Josh Engel in Media on Title IX Issue

    Josh Engel in Media on Title IX Issue
    Joshua Adam Engel has been featured in a number of recent media articles on Title IX issues. Including: New York Times: Members of this small but fast-growing legal specialty say the problem dates to 2011, when the Education Department…
  • Sep 8

    Newly Released Memo Tries (And Fails) To Justify Broad Surveillance

    Newly Released Memo Tries (And Fails) To Justify Broad Surveillance
    The New York Times has reported that the Justice Department has released a newly declassified version of a May 2004 legal memo regarding warrantless surveillance and data collection activities that President George W. Bush secretly…
  • Sep 8

    Newly Released Memo Tries (And Fails) To Justify Broad Surveillance

    Newly Released Memo Tries (And Fails) To Justify Broad Surveillance
    The New York Times has reported that the Justice Department has released a newly declassified version of a May 2004 legal memo regarding warrantless surveillance and data collection activities that President George W. Bush secretly…
Rank this Week: 3424