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The Akron Legal News is a daily publication devoted to legal, financial, real estate and general news. Designated by the Federal, County and Municipal Courts as the Official Law Journal of Summit County, Ohio.

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New option available to Portage County residents facing foreclosure

New option available to Portage County residents facing foreclosure

For years, Portage County residents facing foreclosure have been able to use mediation to reach agreements that prevent the loss of their homes.
But on Nov. 18, the Portage County Common Pleas Court unveiled a brand new option, allowing parties in foreclosure cases to mediate their disputes online.
Developed under the guida ... (full story)

11th District: Municipal court abused its discretion in animal cruelty case

A trial court erred and abused its discretion in ordering restitution in an animal cruelty case, the 11th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
Bianca Marcellino was charged with two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals after a search of her property revealed two horses in need of emergency medical aid. Initially, the co ... (full story)

Local attorneys recognized for pro bono efforts

As a third-generation Akron lawyer, Michael Steel grew up seeing his father and uncle give back to the community.
His father, attorney Frank Steel; uncle, Terry Steel, the former Akron Bar Association president, and grandfather, former federal prosecutor Frank Steel Sr., all beloved strongly in pro bono work.
“I was al ... (full story)