The International Bar Association (IBA) and the IBA Foundation have announced the first charities to receive either GBP 10,000 or USD 10,000 from a new funding program set up to support frontline legal aid providers around the world during the COVID-19 crisis.
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The Supreme Court of Ohio ruled recently that if a person is prohibited from using a gun but does so anyway, proximate resulting in the death of another, he can be found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. The reason that he is prohibited from using the gun is irrelevant.
The American Bar Association has published the “Section 409A Handbook, Third Edition” by Regina Olshan and Erica F. Schohn, in collaboration with Bloomberg Law. In response to the economic uncertainty driven by the pandemic, the new edition discusses how Section 409A affects companies in economic distress. It also captures the latest developments in the practice and interpretation of Section 409A.
The Ohio Department of Transportation announced a plan to invest $51.1 million in traffic safety improvement projects that specifically address the rise in pedestrian-involved traffic crashes and fatal roadway departures on state and local roads.
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.
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.
The Supreme Court of Ohio will accept public comment until June 28 on proposed amendments to the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio regarding the development of the Ohio Sentencing Data Platform (OSDP).
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, members of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and law enforcement officers from throughout the state gathered on Thursday, May 5th to pay special tribute to the five Ohio peace officers lost in the line of duty last year.
Two Florida men were sentenced recently for leading a nationwide scheme to defraud the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for millions of dollars in loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
A specialized team of Medicaid fraud investigators and prosecutors within Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s office has been named the top unit in the country by the U.S. Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: