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Toledo Legal News - News Ohio probate judge publicly reprimanded for presiding over ex-client cases

 

The Ohio Supreme Court recently publicly reprimanded a Mahoning County probate judge for taking action as a judge on cases in which he previously served as a lawyer. The Court noted there was no evidence that Rusu’s misconduct caused any measurable harm or that it “resulted in anything less than the evenhanded administration of justice.”

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Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Ohio man sentenced to life for child rape

Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr. announced today that TYLER ULM, 25, of Dayton, was sentenced to a total of 50 years‐to‐life in prison after being convicted of rape and gross sexual imposition.

Date Published: March 27, 2020

Health center, patient clash over need to pursue sexual assault claim against doctor before suing hospital

The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 10th, heard three oral arguments, including one including one based upon conflicting interpretations of a single sentence in a 1998 Ohio Supreme Court ruling which have brought employer groups and personal-injury victim advocates back to the state’s highest court to determine if a person harmed by an employee must first pursue civil or criminal charges against the employee before being allowed to sue the employer for negligent hiring and supervision.

Date Published: March 26, 2020

Technology is changing paralegals’ job responsibilities

A greater presence of technologies in law offices, such as workflow automation and artificial intelligence, has not lessened the need for paralegals, according to according to Jessica Lank of Robert Half Legal in Columbus.

Date Published: March 26, 2020

ODJFS implements emergency child care measures during pandemic

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) Director Kim Hall has announced emergency action to provide child care to families where parents work in the health, safety, and essential service fields during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The agency will issue temporary pandemic child care licenses to ensure communities have access to child care.

Date Published: March 25, 2020

Ohio Department of Insurance saved Ohioans $33 million in 2019

The Ohio Department of Insurance announced recently that the department’s consumer services helped save $33 million in 2019. The savings are a result of the department resolving coverage disputes, outlining suitable coverage options, and identifying financial assistance programs for Ohioans.

Date Published: March 25, 2020

Expanded census efforts target non-English speakers

As invitations soliciting responses to the 2020 Census began hitting mailboxes last week, the U.S. Census Bureau announced residents may respond in more languages than ever before.

Date Published: March 24, 2020

Pandemic disrupts justice system, courts

The COVID-19 virus has not only radically changed the daily lives of Americans, it is beginning to affect the U.S. justice system. Courts, jails, prisons and law firms are all altering the way they conduct business due to COVID-19, and the impact is likely to grow.

Date Published: March 24, 2020

Deputy elevated to top job at ABA legal education section

William Adams, who has served as deputy managing director of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar at the American Bar Association for 5½ years, has been promoted to managing director of Accreditation and Legal Education, the section’s top job.

Date Published: March 23, 2020

Prosecutor can appeal manslaughter conviction overturned by trial court

Prosecutors can appeal a judge’s decision granting a new trial to a Lucas County man on charges of voluntary manslaughter and seek to have the jury’s guilty verdict reinstated. But if the appeal is unsuccessful, double jeopardy prevents the man from being retried, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: March 23, 2020

Virus' legal implications spread into workplace

As reported cases and the number of deaths from the coronavirus climbs in New York City and Los Angeles, the reality of the virus' impact on everyday life, including the workplace, has become apparent in affected areas.