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Toledo Legal News - News Attorney General DeWine announces $148 million multistate settlement with Uber

 

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently announced a nationwide settlement with Uber over its delay in notifying affected drivers about a 2016 data breach. The attorneys general of all 50 states and the District of Columbia are participating in the settlement.

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Woman’s speedy-trial rights not violated by documentation deficiencies

A criminal defendant’s right to a speedy trial is not violated when requests for continuances are not specifically identified in a court’s written entries or the entries do not explain the precise reason for delays, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: June 26, 2019

FDA approves gene therapy developed at Nationwide Children's

The Food and Drug Administration approved gene therapy treatment for young children with spinal muscular atrophy. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital led first phase of clinical trials for the treatment.

Date Published: June 25, 2019

Proposal would change state spousal, child support formula

A Dublin lawmaker has proposed a bill to make it mandatory for the state to pass spousal and child support funds onto families that are receiving federal temporary assistance rather than treat the resource as income.

Date Published: June 25, 2019

ABA Legal Check: Holding an attorney general in contempt of Congress

On May 8, two legal developments in the nation’s capital intersected. The House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress; shortly afterward, a contempt of Congress citation in the House, which dated back to 2012 against then-Attorney General Eric Holder, was settled.

Date Published: June 24, 2019

Visit Lake Erie for excellent walleye fishing

Excellent walleye fishing is expected at Lake Erie now through October, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Walleye catches are typically best during June, followed closely by July and August.

Date Published: June 24, 2019

5 simple steps to getting started with solar panels

(BPT) With more Americans "going green" than ever before, you've probably already started thinking about doing it yourself. Perhaps you've increased your recycling efforts, started using more Energy Star appliances and light bulbs or upgraded to other greener technology options. Chances are, you also may be thinking about using solar energy to power your home, but don't know where to start.

Date Published: June 21, 2019

Warrant reform recommendations released

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and members of the Ohio Governor’s Warrant Task Force recently released a report outlining more than a dozen recommendations for improving Ohio’s system of issuing, prioritizing, and serving arrest warrants throughout the state.

Date Published: June 21, 2019

Closing civil justice gaps

Darrilyn took a seat at one of the small, round, white tables. Across from her were two attorneys looking over the Hamilton County Municipal Court’s docket. She wanted to understand the latest update in her case. The city where she lives had filed a lawsuit against her and her husband for past-due municipal income taxes. The city said they owed thousands of dollars, and the court entered a default judgment in the city’s favor because the couple hadn’t responded. That brought Darrilyn to the court’s Help Center a few months ago for guidance.

Date Published: June 20, 2019