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Toledo Legal News - News ABA Business Law Section updates white paper on digital products, cryptocurrencies

 

Digital assets, cryptocurrencies and their underlying blockchain technologies are transforming the global monetary system, finance and trading. To keep pace with this rapidly changing landscape, the American Bar Association Business Law Section Derivatives and Futures Law Committee’s Innovative Digitized Products and Processes Subcommittee Jurisdiction Working Group released an update to its comprehensive white paper addressing jurisdictional issues associated with digital products and processes.

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Bill designed to improve access to court documents

A bi-partisan bill with the intended goals of greater transparency and accessibility to certain court documents filed at county common pleas courts cleared committee work earlier this month and awaits a vote by the Ohio House of Representatives.

Date Published: May 20, 2022

DOJ Announces $40 million in funding to advance community policing and $5 million in funding for the Collaborative Reform Initiative

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced the availability of approximately $40 million in funding in Community Policing Development (CPD) grants and roughly $5 million for the Collaborative Reform Initiative. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland first announced the expansion of technical assistance services offered to law enforcement agencies through the Collaborative Reform Initiative in March 2022.

Date Published: May 20, 2022

Columbus chosen for heat-mapping study

Columbus was recently selected as one of 16 municipalities to participate in a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration heat-mapping campaign to study and address the “heat island effect,” an occurrence during which areas can be 20 degrees warmer than nearby neighborhoods.

Date Published: May 18, 2022

IBAHRI supports application of the Méndez Principles to end coercive interviewing

The role of the legal profession in implementing the Principles on Effective Interviewing for Investigations and Information Gathering (the Méndez Principles), which aim to prevent torture, ill-treatment and resulting miscarriages of justice caused by coercive interrogation techniques and forced confessions, was the focus of a recently held panel discussion in support of the wide adoption of the Principles.

Date Published: May 18, 2022

Governor DeWine announces $51 million for traffic safety projects

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Dr. Jack Marchbanks announced recently that ODOT will invest $51 million into new traffic safety improvement projects to specifically address an increase in pedestrian-involved traffic crashes and fatal roadway departures on state and local roads.

Date Published: May 17, 2022

Inmate’s plot to kill ex-wife was tried in wrong county

A Marion County prison inmate cannot be tried for retaliation in Erie County for plotting with a cellmate to kill his ex-wife when all his actions occurred in Marion County, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled recently.

Date Published: May 17, 2022

Kohl’s and Walmart agree to pay $5.5 million for alleged deceptive violations of the Textile Act and Rules and around the use of bamboo

The Department of Justice, together with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), recently announced that Kohl’s Inc. (Kohl’s) and Walmart Inc. (Walmart) have agreed to pay $2.5 million and $3 million in civil penalties, respectively, in as part of settlements to resolve allegations that Kohl’s and Walmart violated the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (Textile Act) and associated rules (Textile Rules) and the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act) by making deceptive claims about products supposedly made of bamboo.

Date Published: May 17, 2022

State board recertifies Owens Community College’s Department of Public Safety

The Owens Community College Department of Public Safety (DPS), led by Chief Steven M. Harrison, has been recognized by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board. Created to hold agencies to high standards, accountability and instill a greater confidence with the public, the Ohio Collaborative certified or recertified the College’s department in these three categories:

Date Published: May 17, 2022

OSU adds staff positions for new RAISE initiative

As part of a new initiative at the school, The Ohio State University is recruiting faculty members whose focus will be addressing how race and equity issues converge with STEM education, criminal justice, economic opportunity and engagement with urban communities.

Date Published: May 16, 2022

Protecting people and property from wildfires

(StatePoint) Today, one-third of all U.S. homes are in what are known as wildland-urban interface (WUI) zones, regions in or adjacent to areas prone to wildland fires. As with many types of disasters, wildland fires are increasing in severity and frequency. This is because of the continuously changing climate. However, there are things we can do now to help protect properties, ensure the safety of residents, and strengthen local communities.

Date Published: May 16, 2022