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Toledo Legal News - News Minimal payment of child support does not retain right to stop adoption

 

A parent may lose the right to object to the adoption of a child by failing, without justifiable cause, to make child-support payments “as required by law or judicial decree,” the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

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Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

ODNR 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) will be closing campgrounds, cabins, golf courses, restrooms, shower houses, playgrounds, and state park marinas at all ODNR properties to protect the health of both visitors and staff.

Date Published: March 30, 2020

Web portal connects lawyers to those in need during pandemic

The American Bar Association web program ABA Free Legal Answers, which surpassed 100,000 inquiries earlier this month, is available to handle coronavirus-related housing, unemployment and other civil legal questions for income-eligible users.

Date Published: March 30, 2020

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