Women’s History Month 2021
Posted in In the news on March 1, 2021
Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. It has been observed every March in the United States since 1987. Background The actual celebration of Women’s History Month grew out of a weeklong celebration of women’s contributions to culture, history and society organized by the school district of Sonoma,...
Legal News Roundup: February 24
Posted in In the news on February 24, 2021
Here’s a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Grand jury declines to charge officers in Daniel Prude’s death CBS News – New York’s attorney general announced no officers will be charged following an investigation into the death of Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old Black man who died after being restrained by Rochester police...
Celebrating Black History Month: Ellen W. Craig-Jones
Posted in In the news on February 19, 2021
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans. It is a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Ohio’s history is full of Black men and women who have helped shape our country. One such person is Ellen Walker Craig-Jones, the first African-American woman to be elected mayor...
Celebrating Black History Month: Jean Murrell Capers
Posted in In the news on February 17, 2021
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans. It is a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Ohio’s history is full of Black men and women who have helped shape our country. One such person is Justice Jean Murrell Capers, the first African-American woman elected to Cleveland...
Legal News Roundup: February 17
Posted in In the news on February 17, 2021
Here’s a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Citi will have to live with its $900m gaffe Citibank made a costly payout blunder. Al Jazeera – A United States federal judge said banking giant Citigroup Inc is not entitled to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars of its own money that it...
Got Vaccinated? Think Twice Before Sharing on Social Media
Posted in Consumer Protection, In the news on February 15, 2021
You received your COVID-19 vaccine. You’re excited to share the good news on social media. Perhaps you want to encourage others to get a vaccine. That’s completely normal. In fact, it sends a positive message about public health. There’s just one problem. According to the Better Business Burea, sharing a picture of your vaccination...
Legal News Roundup: February 10
Posted in In the news on February 10, 2021
Here’s a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Robinhood Sued Over 20-Year-Old Trader’s Suicide Alex Kearns BBC – The parents of a man who killed himself last year have filed a lawsuit against trading app Robinhood over his death. The lawsuit said 20-year-old Alex Kearns mistakenly believed he owed $730,000 when he...
Elk & Elk Military Salute: Andrea Sutphin
Posted in Community Outreach, Firm News on February 5, 2021
Elk & Elk is proud to join the Columbus Blue Jackets in honoring the men and women who serve our country. As the presenting partner of Military Salutes, we‘re excited to celebrate active-duty military members and veterans throughout the NHL season. From left to right: Staff Sergeant Sutphin in an aircraft, at Airman Leadership School and...
Auto Accident FAQs
Posted in Accident & Injury on February 5, 2021
Auto accidents are a major public health concern. According to the Association for Safe International Travel, approximately 38,000 people die every year in crashes on U.S. roadways. An additional 4.4 million people require medical attention for accident-related injuries. Road crashes cost the U.S. more than $380 million in direct medical costs. After an auto...
Sharing the Road With Trucks
Posted in Accident & Injury, Car Accident, Truck Accident on February 4, 2021
When sharing the road with a semi-trailer truck, it is essential to follow safety guidelines. The fact is, most deaths in large truck crashes involve occupants of passenger vehicles. Smaller vehicles—and the people in them—are vulnerable. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, trucks often weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars....