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Toledo Legal News - News Supreme Court of Ohio considers a county’s rights to hire, sue, and claim immunity

 

The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 5th, heard four oral arguments, including one about Cuyahoga County’s effort to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed against it and the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper by a fired employee. The case stems from the fallout of the county leaders corruption scandal that sparked voters to change to a new county executive-led government in 2009.

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Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

How to prepare for your Guaranteed 529 Plan withdrawal

If your child is heading off to college at the end of the summer and you set up a CollegeAdvantage Guaranteed 529 Plan prior to 2004 (when this particular plan closed to new enrollments and new investments) then it is time now to prepare to simplify the withdrawal process when the bills for their qualified higher education expenses come in.

Date Published: August 22, 2019

Bill expands record expungement opportunities

A bipartisan bill penned by a pair of northeast Ohio lawmakers has the potential to improve the lives of thousands of Ohioans who have felony convictions.

Date Published: August 21, 2019

Chase expands its fertility benefits

JPMorgan Chase has expanded its fertility benefits and surrogacy assistance to its employees, including the more than 20,000 Chase workers in central Ohio.

Date Published: August 21, 2019

Attorney indefinitely suspended for disregarding client matters

A Westlake attorney was indefinitely suspended recently by the Ohio Supreme Court for taking payments from clients and not working on their cases, then lying to investigators about his interactions with the former clients.

Date Published: August 20, 2019

Proposal designed to reduce bullying in public schools

The Cleveland Democrat sponsoring a new antibullying measure in the Ohio Senate said her intent is not to criminalize school children. Rather, Senate Bill 143 is proposed with the hope that prospective bullies would think better of picking on classmates.

Date Published: August 20, 2019

Rockets set to host nine home matches this season

The University of Toledo women's soccer team is set to host nine home matches this year, including a contest against defending MAC Champions and long-time rival Bowling Green on Oct. 31.

Date Published: August 20, 2019

Workers' comp rate decrease proposed for Ohio local governments

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) will reduce premium rates for public employers an average of 10% next year under a proposal discussed recently by BWC’s Board of Directors and backed by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.

Date Published: August 20, 2019

Ohio courts offer youth diversion alternatives to the juvenile and criminal justice systems

About 15 percent of teens have shared a sexually explicit text message, image, or video electronically – known as sexting – and 27 percent have received them, a 2018 study found. Under child pornography laws in many states, juveniles can be convicted for creating, disseminating, or viewing such materials, even when they take and share an image of themselves.

Date Published: August 19, 2019

Tommy Winterstein named UT’s assistant baseball coach

Tommy Winterstein has been hired as an assistant coach for the University of Toledo baseball team, head coach Rob Reinstetle announced last Tuesday. He will serve as the Rockets' pitching coach. Winterstein most recently served as a volunteer assistant coach at Western Kentucky.

Date Published: August 19, 2019

ABA House agenda includes measures on marijuana, college free speech and immigration

American Bar Association House of Delegates, which determines association-wide policy, recently considered proposals at the ABA Annual Meeting that urge free speech on college campuses, leadership in resolving the “current stalemate” between federal and state marijuana laws, and a host of recommendations related to immigration laws.

Date Published: August 16, 2019