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Toledo Legal News - News As threats intensify, judges urge colleagues to speak out

 

U.S. District Court Judge James Robart received more than 100 death threats after ruling against the Administration’s first travel ban in February 2017. Most came after the president called Robart a “so-called judge” and tweeted, “Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens, blame him and court system."

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Stop ‘shoehorning’ sextortion into current anti-corruption law, urges new IBA report

A new report from the International Bar Association’s Legal Policy & Research Unit (LPRU) urges law-makers to create bespoke legislation for sextortion instead of ‘shoehorning’ such conduct into current anti-corruption law. Based on comparative research from eight jurisdictions, Sextortion: A crime of corruption and sexual exploitation highlights the barriers to addressing sextortion within existing legal frameworks. The report launched at the 2019 IBA Annual Conference in Seoul, South Korea on Wednesday 25 September.

Date Published: October 16, 2019

Lake Erie walleye poachers caught and convicted

Six non-resident anglers were recently convicted of over-bagging on Lake Erie walleye and sentenced in Ashtabula Municipal Court according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

Date Published: October 15, 2019

OSU study finds new way to convert heat to energy

An Ohio State University-led study to capture heat for use in generation of electricity has resulted in a discovery in thermoelectrics that may lead toward more efficient energy generation.

Date Published: October 15, 2019

Former deputy sheriff owes BWC $235K for workers’ comp fraud

A Zanesville man and former county deputy sheriff must reimburse the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation nearly $235,000 in restitution following his felony conviction for workers’ compensation fraud Monday in a Franklin County courtroom.

Date Published: October 11, 2019

Grocer not responsible for motorized cart collision that injured shopper

A woman shopping at a Brook Park Giant Eagle did not prove that the grocery store chain was legally responsible for the injuries she suffered when another shopper, who was driving a motorized cart, collided with her shopping cart, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: October 10, 2019

InnovateOhio, ODOT issue statewide broadband report

InnovateOhio, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), recently issued a statewide broadband access report. The report is a compilation of responses the state received to the broadband request for information (RFI) as well as individual stakeholder interviews. The initial RFI on broadband expansion was issued on June 20, 2019.

Date Published: October 10, 2019