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United States Supreme Court Justices Protect Our Constitution

February 6, 2013

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We are reminded of the Supreme Court of the United States when we witness the Chief Justice swearing in the President or when we hear about a candidate the President has nominated to serve on the Supreme Court. Many of us do not know that the Supreme Court considers up to 7,000 “petitions” or “writs […]

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First Series of C8 Reports Found Links to Kidney Cancer and Testicular Cancer

January 21, 2013

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The C8 Science Panel delivered the first in a series of four reports on April 16, 2012 concluding there is a probable link between C8 and kidney cancer and testicular cancer among residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley whose water was contaminated by a manufacturing plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia. The report also stated that a […]

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The Fight Against Bullying in Ohio Schools

January 7, 2013

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Lawsuits involving bullying in the school districts of the nation, including Ohio, were filed several times during the 2012 school year.  A suit was recently filed in Scranton, Pa., where the teacher was identified as the bully and a 2011 lawsuit in Burlington, Vt. was reported recently settled for $25,000. In Burlington, the lawsuit was […]

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Bullying Lawsuits in Ohio

November 12, 2012

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Parents of an elementary student from Hamilton County, Ohio have sued the school district there over the alleged bullying of their son, a third and fourth grader at the time of the harassment.  Walter and Lisa Baker filed their lawsuit in U.S. District Court in mid-October becoming at least the fourth parents this year to […]

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Mediation – Another Way to Solve Disputes

November 7, 2012

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The phrase, “See you in court” may not ring true these days as more than 95 percent of all cases filed in the United States never go to trial, according to the Ohio State Bar Association.  Some of these cases are dismissed and others are withdrawn, but an increasing number are  “mediated,” including many personal […]

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Ohio Supreme Court Stops Foreclosure

November 7, 2012

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A foreclosure action was dismissed by the The Ohio Supreme Court on Oct. 31 because the third-party mortgage company which brought the foreclosure action did not have entitlement to the property at the time it filed the foreclosure. The fact that the company obtained a promissory note and mortgage after filing did not alter their […]

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Auto Insurance Companies May Limit Liability and Coverage with Family Exclusions

November 6, 2012

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Surprises can be a positive or negative occurrence, but when it comes to your automobile insurance coverage, surprises usually aren’t a good thing. Many motorists think they have bought “full coverage”—coverage far beyond state requirements, coverage that will protect their family in the event of almost any type of vehicular accident—only to discover this is […]

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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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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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