How to File for Unemployment in Ohio
Posted in Workplace Injuries and Claims on April 1, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in mass layoffs, with significant amounts of people applying for unemployment benefits. Whether you were laid off, furloughed or had your hours severely reduced, follow the steps below to begin your application for unemployment benefits. Coronavirus and unemployment benefits If you are unemployed due to COVID-19, there are two...
Recall alerts for Ford, IKEA, RH, Whalen, Safavieh and Home Depot
Posted in Product Liability, Product Recall on March 26, 2020
Ford, IKEA, RH, Whalen, Safavieh and Home Depot announced product recalls. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSD) issued an important recall remedy notice: Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall press releases may not be available at this time. Consumers should check with recalling firms...
‘Life is one thing after another’: Dealing with coronavirus anxiety
Posted in Health & Wellness, In the news on March 23, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has caused stress, anxiety and hardship for millions of people. COVID-19 is affecting 183 countries and territories around the world, with the number of confirmed cases growing each day. Social distancing, isolation, quarantine and economic uncertainty—these are scary and unsettling times. Simran Sethi of The New York Times interviewed noted psychologist and...
Employee Spotlight: Josie Matias
Posted in Firm News on March 20, 2020
Employee Spotlight is a bi-weekly feature where we get up-close-and-personal with members of our staff. Get to know the team at Elk & Elk and find out what makes us go. This week's employee spotlight features Josie Matias, a receptionist in our Cleveland office. She's been with Elk & Elk since January 2008. Tell...
Women’s History Month: 5 trailblazers in law
Posted in Firm News on March 18, 2020
March is Women's History Month, a time to honor women's vital roles in American history. What better place for us to examine than the legal field? There have been many pioneering female lawyers and judges. We've highlighted a few. Arabella Mansfield First female lawyer In 1869, Arabella Mansfield became the first woman in the...
Cleveland sports: Thoughts from local radio hosts
Posted in Firm News on March 9, 2020
Elk & Elk was a supporting sponsor of Cleveland Jewish News' (CJN) recent "Les is More" event at Buffalo Wild Wings in Warrensville Heights. Moderated by CJN sports columnist Les Levine, the event featured a continental breakfast, raffle drawings and a panel discussion with Cleveland's top sports personalities. Panelists: • Andy Baskin, co-host of...
Employee Spotlight: Bill Price
Posted in Firm News on March 5, 2020
Employee Spotlight is a feature where we get up-close-and-personal with members of our staff. Get to know the team at Elk & Elk and find out what makes us go. This week's employee spotlight features Bill Price, a seasoned trial attorney in our Cleveland office who focuses on personal injury litigation. Each of Bill’s...
Drivers Beware: It’s Pothole Season
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, In the news on March 4, 2020
"You know the potholes on a road are bad when they assign lifeguards to them, in case anybody falls inside." -Anonymous From 2011 – 2016, pothole damage cost U.S. drivers $15 billion in vehicle repairs. According to a AAA survey, middle- and lower-income individuals worry most about potholes. Pothole damage can lead to pricey...
Recall alert: Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles
Posted in Product Liability, Product Recall on March 2, 2020
Beverageware company Contigo announced another recall of its kids' water bottles. The issue is a detaching spout that poses a choking hazard to children. Contigo has received 427 reports of detached spouts. Twenty-seven spouts were discovered in children's mouths. The recall is for water bottles with a black spout base and black spout cover....
Do I Need Uninsured Motorist Insurance?
Posted in Accident & Injury, Car Accident, Motorcycle Accident on February 26, 2020
Here's an important question to ask yourself: How much could you afford to pay out of pocket if you were injured or your car was damaged by an uninsured driver? What if you were the victim of a hit-and-run? If you have been injured or involved in a hit and run accident in Ohio,...