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....
Legal News Roundup: February 3
Posted in In the news on February 3, 2021
Here’s a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Yost filed a civil lawsuit to block FirstEnergy from collecting “decoupling” revenues. First Energy agrees to settlement that saves Ohio customers money Ohio Attorney General News Release – FirstEnergy is agreeing to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s demands that the company stop using a...
How to Avoid Coronavirus Vaccine Scams
Posted in Consumer Protection, In the news on February 2, 2021
Stop us if you have heard this before. COVID-19 scams are on the rise. This time, crooks are taking advantage of the vaccine rollout. Scammers are preying on people’s anxiety. They are luring people to get fake vaccines. In many cases, they are tempting Americans with offers that sound too good to be true....
Black History Month
Posted in In the news on February 1, 2021
Background Black History Month is a yearly celebration of achievements by African Americans. It is a time for recognizing their important role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week.” According to History, this was the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and...
Legal News Roundup: January 27
Posted in In the news on January 27, 2021
Here’s a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. President Biden is seeking to curb the federal government’s use of private prisons. Biden targets private prisons in criminal justice reform push Reuters – President Joe Biden is taking aim at private prisons with an executive order that would curtain the federal government’s use...
Elk & Elk Military Salute: Herbert Barritt
Posted in Community Outreach on January 25, 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. This month’s Military Salute recognizes Herbert Barritt. Name: Herbert Barritt Hometown: West Wheeling, Ohio Military...
Ohio Modifies Employment Discrimination Laws
Posted in In the news, Workplace Injuries and Claims on January 21, 2021
On January 12, 2021, Governor Mike DeWine signed into law House Bill (H.B.) 352, which makes significant changes to how employment discrimination claims will be managed in Ohio. The new statute: H.B. 352 changes Ohio employment discrimination laws. Reduces the state’s previous six-year statute of limitations to two years Eliminates individual liability in discrimination...