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Toledo Legal News - News Buying popcorn and Cracker Jacks with Judge Zmuda

 

Relatively new to the Common Pleas Court, but an experienced hand at Toledo politics, Judge Gene Zmuda is an articulate and authoritative voice on a number of subjects. Aside from the practice of law, public policy and the art of stage blocking (Zmuda had lead roles in his high school productions of Oklahoma and My Fair Lady), one of Judge Zmuda’s favorite subjects is baseball. As a matter of fact, the Judge’s speech is peppered with references, allusions and metaphors based around America’s favorite pastime. The sport is something of a passion and compass point for the man.

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Michael Davisson, Toledo Legal News Staff Writer

Amazon not liable for teen’s death from pure caffeine powder

Amazon never had possession or control of the caffeine powder that led to a Lorain County teen’s death, so the company cannot be held liable for the substance’s purchase from a vendor through Amazon’s website, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: October 22, 2020

Find a new way to experience fall in Ohio during wild turkey hunting season

The arrival of cooler weather and changing tree leaves means Ohio’s fall wild turkey hunting season is underway, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The fall wild turkey hunting season is open until Sunday, Nov. 29. Both gobblers and hens are legal game during the fall hunting season.

Date Published: October 22, 2020

Heart attacks and cholesterol: What you need to know

(StatePoint) Sponsored by Amgen. Did you know that 25 percent of the 805,000 heart attacks per year in the U.S. are recurrent heart attacks? The American Heart Association reports that once you’ve experienced a heart attack, your chances of having another one is higher. In fact, nearly one in five patients who’ve had a heart attack will have another cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke, within one year.

Date Published: October 22, 2020

Creating working environments for families to thrive

(BPT) No one has escaped the effects of the pandemic, but working parents are struggling. Staring down a lack of childcare, new work-from-home situations, and insufficient support from employers or public resources, these individuals are nearing the end of their rope emotionally, and for many, financially. The start of the school year further complicates matters as parents grapple with difficult decisions and limited options due to school policies or their own financial and employment constraints. While parents navigate this fraught period for their families and bank accounts, the country must understand three things: Where parents stand now, what they need from their employers in the future, and what can be done in the meantime to find relative peace and security.

Date Published: October 21, 2020

COVID-19 and face coverings: The different types and why it matters

(StatePoint) Your neighbor is selling fashion masks. Your uncle – expert at everything – wears a sophisticated respirator with a valve. Your dental hygienist wears a medical mask. Your kid is running off to sports practice in a team-supplied neck gaiter. Is there a difference between these face coverings?

Date Published: October 20, 2020

DOJ forecasts an increase in counter unmanned aerial systems (c-uas) protection activities and criminal enforcement actions

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced the protection activities undertaken by the FBI to counter the threat posed by Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) at certain National Special Security Events (NSSEs), Special Events Assessment Rating (SEAR) events, and select mass gatherings throughout the country over the past fiscal year. DOJ and the FBI are publicizing protection activities in an effort to deter careless and criminal UAS operators in light of an anticipated increase in enforcement activity in response to the misuse of UAS.

Date Published: October 20, 2020

AG Yost announces new milestone in opioid genetic study

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost recently announced an enrollment milestone reached in the genetic study of opioid use disorder undertaken by his Scientific Committee on Opioid Prevention and Education (SCOPE). SCOPE began work on the unprecedented study last year, aiming to identify the genetic factors that make some individuals more susceptible than others to developing an opioid addiction.

Date Published: October 19, 2020

Judge sanctioned for interfering in another judge’s case

The Ohio Supreme Court recently issued a fully stayed six-month suspension to Lucas County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael R. Goulding for interfering in a case assigned to another judge in order to do a favor for a friend.

Date Published: October 19, 2020

Ohio man owes $141,000 after second fraud conviction

A Washington Courthouse man pleaded guilty to felony workers’ compensation fraud Oct. 5 for working while receiving more than $141,500 in benefits from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC).

Date Published: October 19, 2020

Ohio Attorney General Yost secures judgment in multistate hospital data breach

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and his counterparts in 27 other states have secured a judgment against Tennessee-based Community Health Systems Inc. for a data breach that exposed the names, birthdates, Social Security numbers, phone numbers and addresses of 6.1 million patients.

Date Published: October 16, 2020

With 50th posting, ABA Legal Fact Check explores the power of the U.S. attorney general

A new ABA Legal Fact Check released today examines statements made last month by U.S. Attorney William Barr asserting that on all matters of federal prosecution, he has the authority to make decisions, even if they would reverse actions by career prosecutors. “Under the law, all prosecutorial power is invested in the attorney general,” Barr said in remarks on Sept. 16.