Archive | October, 2012

The Risk Involved With Going to Trial in an Ohio Personal Injury Case

October 31, 2012

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Over the course of an Ohio personal injury case, both an attorney and a client face several tough decisions.  A client must choose between skilled personal injury attorneys, decide which medical treatment to seek, and make the final determination on whether or not to settle.  From the attorney’s perspective, strategy, planning and negotiation involve difficult […]

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Tips on How to Prepare For Your Personal Injury Deposition

October 30, 2012

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Say you’ve been in a car accident.  You have a massive amount of medical bills, damage to your vehicle and lost wages.  You decide that the task of dealing with an insurance company is too cumbersome, so you hire an Ohio personal injury attorney.  An insurance claim has been filed, bills and records have been […]

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Ohio Now Uses Uniform Power of Attorney

October 30, 2012

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A power of attorney (POA) is a legal document an individual, known as “the principal,” can use to appoint someone to act on his behalf regarding personal, financial and business matters.  A POA is typically used when an individual becomes unable to handle his or her own affairs.  When a person becomes incapacitated and has […]

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Types of Juries and Jury Duty in Ohio

October 29, 2012

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Have you ever received a jury summons in the mail and wondered why you had been tapped for jury duty? In Ohio, persons are selected for jury service by random drawing.  They are chosen from either a list of registered voters supplied by the Ohio Secretary of State or from a list of licensed drivers residing […]

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Wrongful Death from Hazing Incidents at College Sororities and Fraternities

October 29, 2012

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A wrongful death suit has been filed against an East Carolina University (ECU) sorority by the mother of Victoria Carter, who is claiming hazing played a role in the death of her 20-year-old daughter in 2010, the News Observer of Raleigh, NC reports.. Victoria was killed in a single car crash at the end of […]

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Quadriplegic Bicycle Accident Victim Sues City of Columbus Ohio

October 29, 2012

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A bicyclist who became a quadriplegic after an accident in the city of Columbus, Ohio, partially caused by large potholes on a city road, was awarded $1.25 million in a recent settlement agreement with Columbus City Council. The decision puts cities across the state of Ohio on notice that they can be held liable if […]

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Ohio Castle Doctrine Laws and Your Right to Defend Yourself in a Home Invasion

October 29, 2012

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“A man’s home is his castle” isn’t just some folksy saying.  In Ohio it is the basis of “the castle doctrine”. This is the nickname for a group of state laws which define a person’s right to defend himself from imminent threat of serious bodily harm or death when inside his or her home.  More than […]

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Northeast Ohio Personal Injury News Stories Show Why Ohio Personal Injury Law is So Important

October 29, 2012

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Personal injury law carries a negative connotation.  However, the stereotypes associated with personal injury law and lawyers are misplaced.  The fact of the matter is that personal injuries happen more frequently than people think, and personal injury law plays a huge part in helping Ohioans pay medical bills, fix or replace their property and recover […]

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Spying on Your Spouse Before or During a Divorce

October 23, 2012

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A Cincinnati, Ohio woman, Catherine Zang, is suing her ex-husband, Joseph, in federal court maintaining he illegally installed a hidden video camera and microphone in their home and a computer-tracking software device to spy on her online communications. The plaintiff and an unnamed online “friend” are also suing the husband’s lawyer in the action seeking […]

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U.S. Judges Rule Against Chinese Companies in Defective Drywall Cases

October 23, 2012

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Judges in separate decisions in two different states have ruled that a Chinese drywall manufacturer who used millions of square feet of defective drywall in American homes must answer to U.S. courts for his actions. The drywall was manufactured by Taishan Gypsum Co. (TG), the world’s largest drywall manufacturer, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Taian Taishan […]

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