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Elk & Elk Partners Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 Edition

Elk & Elk is excited to announce Managing Partner Jay Kelley and Partner Marilena DiSilvio were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 Edition. Jay Kelley Managing Partner Jay Kelley has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2016 for his representation of plaintiffs in both the Personal...

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Should the Department of Transportation relax drive-time regulations for truckers?

How many hours should truckers be allowed to drive in a day? The Department of Transportation is in the process of easing the drive-time rules regulating how long truck drivers can work without rest. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Interstate Truck Driver's Guide to Hours of Service, long-haul drivers of commercial...

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How to protect children from drowning accidents

Pools and beaches can be a place for fun and making memories during the summer months, but they can also become the scene of a parent's worst nightmare. A pair of high-profile drowning deaths have drawn attention to the risks over the past year. In June, country singer Granger Smith and his wife tragically...

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How do I get around pre-existing conditions in an auto accident case?

By William J. Price Many of us are forced to live with chronic pain caused by pre-existing conditions. Nerve damage, arthritis, and ongoing symptoms from previous injuries are just a few of the health problems you may have faced in the months or years leading up to your accident. Symptoms caused by pre-existing conditions...

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Eight Elk & Elk paralegals recognized for earning OSBA Paralegal Certification

On June 13, eight Elk & Elk team members were recognized during a ceremony for legal professionals who recently earned their Ohio State Bar Association Paralegal Certification. Elk & Elk Managing Partner Jay Kelley gave the keynote address during the event. OSBA CEO Mary Amos Augsburger and OSBA Paralegal Specialty Board Chair Vincent Holzhall...

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One patient dead in Ohio Legionnaires’ disease outbreak

Just weeks after Mount Carmel Health System's new location opened its doors in Grove City, the hospital is under fire for putting patients at risk. At least 16 people were diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease after being hospitalized at Mount Carmel Grove City, and one of those patients has died. The hospital was ordered to...

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Ohio drivers will soon only need one license plate

  By William J. Price Ohio drivers – prepare for good news: For more than a century, the state issued you two plates for any newly purchased car – one for the front bumper and one for the rear. Next summer, this will be a thing of the past. (more…)

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What’s the best time to travel over Memorial Day Weekend?

According to the annual AAA Memorial Day Travel Forecast, 2019 could see the second-highest number of holiday travelers on record. Almost 43 million Americans will be skipping town for a weekend getaway, with over 1.6 million in Ohio alone. This number counts people who plan to travel more than 50 miles between Thursday, May...

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Do companies have to warn their employees about layoffs?

On April 27, Youngstown-based Falcon Transport shut down operations without warning, leaving hundreds of employees without jobs, pay, or benefits. Many of its truckers were stranded around the country after being told to stop working immediately.   Elk & Elk is representing affected employees in a class action to recover back pay and a...

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Couple awarded more than $2 billion in 3rd Roundup cancer trial

On May 13, a California jury awarded a massive $2.055 billion verdict in the latest lawsuit claiming popular weed killer Roundup causes cancer. The damages were awarded to plaintiffs Alva and Alberta Pilliod, who have been fighting cancer for nearly a decade. Alva Pilliod was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in 2011....

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