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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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Legal News Roundup: August 12

Here's a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. Is it Legal to Drive on Ohio's Highway Edge Lines? Dayton Daily News - The Ohio Supreme Court will hear a case next week interpret a traffic law requiring drivers to stay in the lanes marked on the roadway. The question: Can...

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Distracted Driving 411

What is Distracted Driving? Distracted driving is any action that takes a driver's attention away from driving. This includes talking on your phone, texting, eating, chatting with passengers in your car and/or adjusting your radio. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that "...any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction...

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Legal News Roundup: August 5

Here's a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Extends Temporary Ban cleveland.com - Because of a spike in coronavirus cases, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court’s judges extended a temporary halt to jury trials. Pending no further delays, the Court will schedule three trials per week...

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Legal News Roundup: July 29

Here's a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. Big Tech CEO Hearing NPR - Tech CEOs began their defense at a major antitrust hearing on Capitol Hill. Virtual testimony included appearances by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Apple's Tim Cook and Google's Sundar Pichai. Lawmakers will discuss whether the...

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Legal News Roundup: July 22

Here's a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. Burger King vs. Vegans St. Louis Post-Dispatch - A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against Burger King. The fast-food giant was accused of deceiving customers into thinking it cooked its “Impossible Whopper” on different grills than the ones used to cook beef...

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Legal News Roundup: July 15

Here's a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. George Floyd's Family Files Lawsuit CNBC - Members of George Floyd’s family filed a lawsuit in federal court against the city of Minneapolis and the four police officers involved in his death. The suit alleges that the officers violated Floyd’s constitutional rights....

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Legal News Roundup: July 8

Here's a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Robocalls NPR - The Supreme Court upheld a law that prohibits robocalls to cellphones. They also removed the exception for government-debt collection calls. Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan dissented. Read the full story....

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Legal News Roundup: July 1

Here's a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. Coronavirus Regulations Law360 - COVID-19 cases surged in many regions throughout the country. As a result, multiple governors paused reopening plans. LexisNexis has state-by-state data on coronavirus legislation and executive orders. Read the full story. Judge Temporarily Halts Mary Trump's Book Slate...

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