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Legal news roundup – May 12

Here’s a roundup of some of the top legal stories from the past week. President Trump’s Financial Records The Guardian / May 12 – The Supreme Court heard arguments concerning Donald Trump’s tax returns on Tuesday. Trump did not release his tax returns during the 2016 election. He has not done so since. Trump...

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Consumer Alert: Fake Insurance

Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment advises Ohioans to be alert for a new scam. Individuals pretending to be licensed insurance agents are contacting consumers to sell fake insurance products. Oftentimes, crooks call from fake numbers, lack a legitimate license and market COVID-19 coverage. Fake insurance products The types of fake insurance products...

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The Latest Product Recalls

A number of products have been recalled recently. 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 for further details. It...

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Employee Spotlight: Rohan Ghosh

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. Our latest employee spotlight features Rohan Ghosh, Elk & Elk’s director of video production and services. Tell us about your role at Elk &...

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Scam Alert: This Venmo Scam Sends You Money “by Accident”

If you use Venmo or another digital wallet service, be careful. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), crooks are putting a high-tech twist on a classic con. How it works You receive a message in Venmo that reads something like,  “Oops! Can you send that back?” Upon reviewing your balance history, you see...

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Tips For Hosting a Virtual Party

As we all continue to social distance and follow stay-at-home orders, it’s important to stay socially connected. One way to do that is with a virtual party. Here are some ways to make your virtual get-together a rousing success. Choose a service There are many ways to connect with your friends and family, including the...

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Pass & Seymour Recalls Electrical Receptacles

On April 9, 2020, Pass & Seymour recalled commercial-grade electrical receptacles due to a burn hazard. A manufacturing error within the product could lead consumers to improperly force the plug into the receptacle, resulting in overheating and, ultimately, a burn risk. A list of recalled models is available here. The model number is printed...

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Tips for Cleaning Your Home

How to properly clean and disinfect your home during the COVID-19 crisis Wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect. Clean Clean surfaces using soap and water. Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces. High touch surfaces include: Tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc. (more…)

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How to File for Unemployment in Ohio

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...

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Recall alerts for Ford, IKEA, RH, Whalen, Safavieh and Home Depot

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...

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