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Legal News Roundup: September 24

Here's a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Grand Jury Indicts One of Three Officers in Breonna Taylor Shooting Courier Journal - A Jefferson County grand jury Wednesday indicted Brett Hankison on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. Jurors said several bullets he fired outside Taylor's apartment March 13 went into a neighboring unit where a pregnant...

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Legal News Roundup: September 16

Here's a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Ohio Enacts COVID-19 Liability Shield [caption id="attachment_31918" align="alignright" width="279"] Ohio's governor signed a COVID-19 liability shield law.[/caption] Law360 - Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed a law that shields businesses, health care providers and schools from civil liability for coronavirus-related injury and wrongful death suits....

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Ohio Supreme Court Candidates to Take Part in Virtual Forum

The four candidates running for the Ohio Supreme Court will take part in a virtual forum on October 9, according to a cleveland.com story by Laura Hancock. Participants will be Sharon L. Kennedy (incumbent), John P. O'Donnell (challenger), Judith L. French (incumbent) and Jennifer L. Brunner (challenger). [caption id="attachment_31909" align="alignright" width="212"] Get to know the...

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Voting Information for the 2020 General Election

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. In Ohio, voters can request a ballot by mail or vote in person. The state also offers early voting. Dates and Deadlines The deadline to register online to vote is Monday, October 5. The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (postmarked by) Monday, October 5. The...

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Legal News Roundup: September 9

Here's a roundup of some legal stories from the past week. Upcoming Vote on Coronavirus Relief Bill [caption id="attachment_31879" align="alignright" width="500"] On Thursday, the Senate expected to vote on a COVID-19 relief bill.[/caption] ABC News - Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate will vote on a GOP-proposed coronavirus relief bill on Thursday....

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Legal News Roundup: September 2

Here's a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. [caption id="attachment_31858" align="alignright" width="514"] Three Elk & Elk partners were recognized in "Best Lawyers."[/caption] Awards for Elk & Elk The Best Lawyers in America © Our firm is proud of its recent accolades. Managing Partner Jay Kelley was awarded Cleveland Lawyer of the...

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Legal News Roundup: August 26

Here's a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. Ohio Representatives Seek to Impeach Governor DeWine [caption id="attachment_31834" align="alignright" width="156"] John Becker is one of three representatives seeking to impeach Ohio's governor.[/caption] THE HILL - Three Republicans in the Ohio House have prepared articles of impeachment against GOP Governor Mike DeWine....

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Legal News Roundup: August 19

Here's a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. Ohio Opioid Case Going to Trial cleveland.com - A lawsuit filed by the state of Ohio against major opioid distributors is scheduled to go to trial in October. The lawsuit aims to hold the defendants responsible for the devastation from the opioid...

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Ohio Lawyers to Volunteer as Poll Workers

Ohio has a plan to help close the expected shortfall at voting precincts this fall. The idea is to have attorneys serve as poll workers. An order from the Ohio Supreme Court allows state attorneys to receive Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for serving as precinct election officials on Election Day. Attorneys must earn...

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IRS Unveils “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams of 2020

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) revealed its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams. Many of the schemes listed relate to COVID-19 and Economic Impact Payments (EIP). The IRS urges the public to constantly be on guard and to look out for others in their lives. "Tax scams tend to rise during tax season...

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