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Baby Walkers: Not Worth the Safety Risk

Did you know that the sale of baby walkers is banned in Canada? If the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) gets its way, the same will be true in the United States. Why would the AAP want to ban something as seemingly run-of-the-mill as a baby walker? The answer is simple—baby walkers are dangerous. Baby...

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Legal News Roundup: January 13

Here's a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Akron Municipal Court Becomes Beacon of Hope [caption id="attachment_32824" align="alignright" width="351"] Judge Ron Cable[/caption] Court News Ohio - After years of planning and executing, Akron Municipal Court has become a symbol of hope for survivors of human trafficking who end up in the judicial...

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Legal News Roundup: December 30

Here's a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Justice Department Declines To Prosecute Cleveland Officers In Death Of Tamir Rice NPR - The U.S. Department of Justice will not charge any of the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a Black 12-year-old boy who was killed by police in...

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Legal News Roundup: December 23

Here's a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Pardons from President Trump [caption id="attachment_32733" align="alignright" width="423"] 'Tis the season for presidential pardons.[/caption] NBC News - President Donald Trump pardoned former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos on Tuesday, along with over a dozen other people, including several former congressmen. The White House said that...

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You Can’t Sue Pfizer or Moderna if You Have Severe Vaccine Side Effects

If you experience severe side effects after getting a Covid vaccine, there is basically no one to hold responsible in a U.S. court of law. According to CNBC, the federal government—through the PREP Act—has granted companies like Pfizer and Moderna immunity from liability if something unintentionally goes wrong with their coronavirus vaccines. [caption id="attachment_32723"...

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Legal News Roundup: December 16

Here's a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. High Court to Hear NCAA Athlete Education Pay Case [caption id="attachment_32709" align="alignright" width="306"] The Supreme Court will hear a case about paying college athletes.[/caption] ESPN - The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) agreed to review a court decision that the NCAA has said blurred "the line...

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Identity Theft 411

The Ohio Attorney General's office released a two-page report outlining the basics of identity theft. [caption id="attachment_32628" align="alignright" width="390"] There are many types of identity theft.[/caption] 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...

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Legal News Roundup: December 9

Here's a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. U.S. government calls for breakup of Facebook [caption id="attachment_32618" align="alignright" width="305"] Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg[/caption] 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...

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Legal News Roundup: December 2

Here's a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. DOJ Investigating Pardon Bribery Scheme [caption id="attachment_32518" align="alignright" width="340"] Image via Patrick Semansky/AP[/caption] 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...

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Stimulus Check Scam Alert

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...

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