This Text is a Scam
Posted in Consumer Protection, In the news on April 8, 2021
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is sending out a warning about a new scam involving text messages about unemployment insurance. If you receive a text like this, do not respond to it. If you received a text like the one pictured, do not respond to it or click any attachments or links. The message...
Legal News Roundup: April 7
Posted in In the news on April 7, 2021
Here’s a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Ohio’s new ‘stand your ground’ law goes into effect WBNS – A law expanding where Ohioans can use lethal force in self-defense went into effect Tuesday. The measure expands the so-called “stand your ground” right from an individual’s house and car to any place,...
FBI Issues Warning About Fake Vaccine Cards
Posted in Consumer Protection, In the news on April 7, 2021
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a new warning to the public: if you make or buy a fake COVID-19 vaccination record card, you are breaking the law. The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General and the FBI are advising the public to be aware of: Individuals selling fake...
Slip-and-Fall Injury: Do You Have a Claim?
Posted in Accident & Injury on April 6, 2021
We’ve all tripped at one time or another. Usually, the cause is something innocent—untied shoes, not paying attention or just plain clumsiness. But what happens if you slip and fall on someone else’s property, through no fault of your own? Can you file a claim if you are seriously injured? The answer is yes,...
Legal News Roundup: March 31
Posted in In the news on March 31, 2021
Here’s a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Two Capitol Police Officers Sue Donald Trump The Washington Post – Two Capitol Police officers who battled the mob of Donald Trump supporters that stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 are suing the former president for the physical and emotional injuries they say they...
Statute of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to File a Claim in Ohio?
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Class Action, Consumer Protection, Drug & Medical Devices, Firm News, Medical Malpractice, Motorcycle Accident, Product Liability, Product Recall, Truck Accident, Workplace Injuries and Claims on March 25, 2021
What is a Statute of Limitations? Most people have heard the phrase “statute of limitations,” but what does it really mean? In legal terms, statutes of limitations set limits on the length of time available to take legal action. The time limits vary depending on the state and the type of case. For personal injury… read more
Legal News Roundup: March 24
Posted in In the news on March 24, 2021
Here’s a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. “Hey, stop that vehicle, that lady is drunk” Court News Ohio – Ohio’s highest court is set to hear arguments on whether a passerby’s warning justified a drunken driving stop in a case both sides agree could change how people can alert authorities to...
Elk & Elk Military Salute: Charles Derfer
Posted in Community Outreach, Firm News on March 18, 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 Charles Derfer Name: Charles Derfer Hometown: Orrville, Ohio Military Branch:...
Legal News Roundup: March 17
Posted in In the news on March 17, 2021
Here’s a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Florida Teen Pleads Guilty to Hacking Twitter Accounts of Biden, Celebrities Tampa Bay Times – The teen who took control of well-known Twitter accounts last summer and used them to solicit more than $100,000 in Bitcoin pleaded guilty to state charges Tuesday in exchange...
When to Buy New Tires
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Consumer Protection on March 11, 2021
It can be easy to forget that tires are the most important safety feature on a vehicle. But, if you stop to think about it, it’s easy to see why. Tires have direct contact with the road. They have a huge impact on riding, handling and braking. High-Performing Tires For ideal performance, tires should:...