Legal News Roundup: December 16
Posted in In the news on December 16, 2020
Here’s a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. High Court to Hear NCAA Athlete Education Pay Case The Supreme Court will hear a case about paying college athletes. ESPN – The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) agreed to review a court decision that the NCAA has said blurred “the line between student-athletes and professionals”...
How to Prevent Holiday Package Theft
Posted in Consumer Protection on December 15, 2020
The holidays are here! Sadly, so too are package thieves. Around the country, more than 1.7 million packages are stolen or go missing every day, adding up to more than $25 million in lost goods and services, according to an analysis by José Holguín-Veras, an engineering professor and director of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute...
Identity Theft 411
Posted in Consumer Protection, In the news on December 14, 2020
The Ohio Attorney General’s office released a two-page report outlining the basics of identity theft. There are many types of identity theft. Identity theft occurs when someone steals another person’s personal identifying information—like their name, identifying number or credit card number—and uses it to commit fraud or other crimes. Common types of identity theft...
Legal News Roundup: December 9
Posted in In the news on December 8, 2020
Here’s a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. U.S. government calls for breakup of Facebook Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg NBC News – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued to break up Facebook on Wednesday, asking a federal court to force the sell-off of assets such as Instagram and WhatsApp. “Facebook has maintained...
7 Ways to Reduce Stress in the Age of COVID
Posted in Health & Wellness on December 4, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has been stressful for many people. Fear and anxiety about the virus can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions. Fortunately, there are healthy ways to cope. Harvard Health lists seven ways to reduce stress brought about by the pandemic. Get enough sleep Inadequate or poor-quality sleep can negatively affect your mood,...
5 Steps to Prevent Winter Falls
Posted in Health & Wellness on December 3, 2020
According to the Ohio Department of Aging, one in four Ohioans age 65 or older will fall this year. In fact, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for older adults. They can result in hip fractures, broken bones and head injuries. Even falls without a major injury can cause...
Legal News Roundup: December 2
Posted in In the news on December 2, 2020
Here’s a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. DOJ Investigating Pardon Bribery Scheme Image via Patrick Semansky/AP Reuters – The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House in exchange for a presidential pardon. Federal prosecutors in Washington said they had obtained evidence of...
Tips for Driving in Wintry Weather
Posted in Automobile on December 1, 2020
With the arrival of Ohio’s first big winter storm, now is a good time to review tips for safe driving on snow and ice. Edmunds published an article with expert advice for staying in control of your vehicle during inclement weather. Stay Home The best tip is the most obvious. When faced with difficult...
Stimulus Check Scam Alert
Posted in In the news on November 30, 2020
Details The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is warning people about a new stimulus check scam. If you are using Pandemic Unemployment assistance, you could be targeted. The scam sends messages falsely using the ODJFS logo. It tells recipients that they are approved for a stimulus check. They are asked to...
Legal News Roundup: November 24
Posted in In the news on November 24, 2020
Here’s a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Ohio likely to require nuclear reactor audit before renewing bailout A look at Davis-Besse nuclear power station. Reuters – Ohio’s legislature will likely require the owner of two nuclear power reactors to prove they need financial assistance to remain in service. This follows a...