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Toledo Legal News - News Japanese firm to start road tech initiative in Ohio


Japanese automobile technology manufacturer Denso has announced a $1.42-million investment to launch a smart mobility ecosystem in Dublin.

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BRANDON KLEIN, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

IBAHRI: United States must cease threats to International Criminal Court personnel and families

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) condemns the remarks of United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, in relation to an ongoing investigation at the International Criminal Court (ICC). During the media briefing on 17 March 2020, Secretary Pompeo spoke of the possible implication of US nationals in investigations conducted by the ICC Office of the Prosecutor. He derogatorily referred to the ICC as a ‘so-called court’ and a ‘nakedly political body’. He also named two members of the prosecution’s staff and implied measures could be imposed on these individuals, and their families.

Date Published: April 3, 2020

U.S. Attorney’s Offices urges public to report suspected COVID-19 fraud

U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman of the Northern District of Ohio and U.S. Attorney David M. DeVillers of the Southern District of Ohio are urging the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) hotline (1-866-720-5721) or to the NCDF e-mail address

Date Published: April 3, 2020

ODNR Division of Forestry closing additional facilities

In response to the developing public health situation with COVID-19 and the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) Stay at Home Order, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry will be closing All Purpose Vehicle (APV) areas and all campgrounds including group camps, horse camps, and family camps. All public restrooms will also be closed.

Date Published: April 2, 2020

Lake Erie Protection Fund Grants available through Ohio Lake Erie Commission

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission announces applications are available for the Lake Erie Protection Fund Grant for projects in the Ohio Lake Erie watershed. Grants up to $50,000 will be considered during the current grant cycle. Applications are due May 1, 2020 with selections to be announced at the Ohio Lake Erie Commission meeting on June 17, 2020. Projects should address at least one of the Draft 2020 Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan Strategic Objectives.

Date Published: April 1, 2020

State lawmakers propose 'Stand your ground' law

Supporters of a bill that would remove a citizen's duty to retreat when confronted by an assailant threatening his life say the change could mean the difference between life and death.

Date Published: April 1, 2020

ABA creates task force to help Americans cope with pandemic

In response to the growing legal needs of ordinary Americans arising from the coronavirus pandemic, the American Bar Association has created a nationwide task force of volunteer lawyers and judges from across the legal profession.

Date Published: March 31, 2020

AG Yost issues statement regarding Ohio Board of Pharmacy chloroquine rule

On March 22, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy held an emergency Sunday session to issue a rule prohibiting pharmacists from dispensing chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 unless a person has tested positive for the virus or is otherwise approved by the pharmacy board’s executive director.

Date Published: March 31, 2020

COVID-19 (coronavirus) and your job

With new COVID-19 cases diagnosed daily, you should know how this new coronavirus could impact your workplace. From travel policies to being sent home if you are sick, here are the basics of labor and employment law relating to the new coronavirus.

Date Published: March 31, 2020