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Legal News Roundup: September 30

Here’s a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. New Law in California Based on Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash A helicopter crash killed nine people earlier this year in California. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) Associated Press – There is a new law in California prompted by the helicopter crash that killed Kobe...

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Pedestrian Safety: Statistics & Tips

Pedestrian fatalities are rising at an alarming rate. The Governors Highway Safety Association estimates that there were 6,590 pedestrian deaths in 2019, a five-percent increase from 2018. That figure translates to 2.0 deaths per 100,000 people, the highest mark in 22 years. Since 2009, pedestrian fatalities have grown year over year. There is a...

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Legal News Roundup: September 24

Here’s a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Grand Jury Indicts One of Three Officers in Breonna Taylor Shooting Courier Journal – A Jefferson County grand jury Wednesday indicted Brett Hankison on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. Jurors said several bullets he fired outside Taylor’s apartment March 13 went into a neighboring unit where a pregnant...

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Legal News Roundup: September 16

Here’s a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Ohio Enacts COVID-19 Liability Shield Ohio’s governor signed a COVID-19 liability shield law. Law360 – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed a law that shields businesses, health care providers and schools from civil liability for coronavirus-related injury and wrongful death suits. More than a dozen...

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Ohio Supreme Court Candidates to Take Part in Virtual Forum

The four candidates running for the Ohio Supreme Court will take part in a virtual forum on October 9, according to a cleveland.com story by Laura Hancock. Participants will be: Sharon L. Kennedy (incumbent) John P. O’Donnell (challenger) Judith L. French (incumbent) Jennifer L. Brunner (challenger) Get to know the candidates for the Ohio...

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Voting Information for the 2020 General Election

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. In Ohio, voters can request a ballot by mail or vote in person. The state also offers early voting. Dates and Deadlines The deadline to register online to vote is Monday, October 5. The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (postmarked by) Monday, October 5. The...

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Legal News Roundup: September 9

Here’s a roundup of some legal stories from the past week. Upcoming Vote on Coronavirus Relief Bill On Thursday, the Senate expected to vote on a COVID-19 relief bill. ABC News – Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate will vote on a GOP-proposed coronavirus relief bill on Thursday. It is another attempt...

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Legal News Roundup: September 2

Here’s a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. Three Elk & Elk partners were recognized in “Best Lawyers.” Awards for Elk & Elk The Best Lawyers in America © Our firm is proud of its recent accolades. Managing Partner Jay Kelley was awarded Cleveland Lawyer of the Year in The Best...

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Elk & Elk’s Kimberly Triscari Wins Major Award

Congratulations are in order for Elk & Elk Distribution Manager Kimberly Triscari, who was awarded Ohio Association for Justice‘s (OAJ) Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond to help plaintiffs and plaintiffs’ attorneys in Ohio. Kimberly Triscari was recognized for her service to OAJ. The Ohio Association for Justice...

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Legal News Roundup: August 26

Here’s a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. Ohio Representatives Seek to Impeach Governor DeWine John Becker is one of three representatives seeking to impeach Ohio’s governor. THE HILL – Three Republicans in the Ohio House have prepared articles of impeachment against GOP Governor Mike DeWine. Representatives John Becker, Nino...

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