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Legal News Roundup: February 17
Posted in In the news on February 17, 2021
Here's a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Citi will have to live with its $900m gaffe Al Jazeera - A United States federal judge said banking giant Citigroup Inc is not entitled to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars of its own money that it mistakenly wired to the lenders of...
Got Vaccinated? Think Twice Before Sharing on Social Media
Posted in Consumer Protection, In the news on February 15, 2021
You received your COVID-19 vaccine. You're excited to share the good news on social media. Perhaps you want to encourage others to get a vaccine. That's completely normal. In fact, it sends a positive message about public health. There's just one problem. According to the Better Business Burea, sharing a picture of your vaccination...
Legal News Roundup: February 10
Posted in In the news on February 10, 2021
Here's a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Robinhood Sued Over 20-Year-Old Trader's Suicide BBC - The parents of a man who killed himself last year have filed a lawsuit against trading app Robinhood over his death. The lawsuit said 20-year-old Alex Kearns mistakenly believed he owed $730,000 when he took his...
Legal News Roundup: February 3
Posted in In the news on February 3, 2021
Here's a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. First Energy agrees to settlement that saves Ohio customers money Ohio Attorney General News Release - FirstEnergy is agreeing to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s demands that the company stop using a clause in House Bill 6 that would have cost its customers an...
How to Avoid Coronavirus Vaccine Scams
Posted in Consumer Protection, In the news on February 2, 2021
Stop us if you have heard this before. COVID-19 scams are on the rise. This time, crooks are taking advantage of the vaccine rollout. Scammers are preying on people's anxiety. They are luring people to get fake vaccines. In many cases, they are tempting Americans with offers that sound too good to be true....
Black History Month
Posted in In the news on February 1, 2021
Background Black History Month is a yearly celebration of achievements by African Americans. It is a time for recognizing their important role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week.” According to History, this was the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and...
Legal News Roundup: January 27
Posted in In the news on January 27, 2021
Here's a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Biden targets private prisons in criminal justice reform push Reuters - President Joe Biden is taking aim at private prisons with an executive order that would curtain the federal government's use of them. Under the new policies, the Department of Justice will not renew...
Ohio Modifies Employment Discrimination Laws
Posted in In the news, Workplace Injuries and Claims on January 21, 2021
On January 12, 2021, Governor Mike DeWine signed into law House Bill (H.B.) 352, which makes significant changes to how employment discrimination claims will be managed in Ohio. The new statute: [caption id="attachment_32866" align="alignright" width="370"] H.B. 352 changes Ohio employment discrimination laws.[/caption] Reduces the state's previous six-year statute of limitations to two years Eliminates...
Legal News Roundup: January 20
Posted in In the news on January 20, 2021
Here's a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Notable Names on Donald Trump's Pardon List Reuters - Former President Donald Trump issued a flurry of presidential pardons and commutations for 143 people during his last day in office. The people he granted clemency to ranged from rappers to financiers and lobbyists. The...
Baby Walkers: Not Worth the Safety Risk
Posted in In the news, Product Liability on January 18, 2021
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...