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Legal Aid column: Harry Potter and the season of hope

For anyone who has kids, the Harry Potter series should be second nature to you, by now.
I have been making my way, this year, through the seven books with my son. To say he’s a fan would be putting it mildly.
Our nighttime routine: reading Harry Potter.
This year’s birthday party theme: Harry Potter.
Hallowe ... (full story)

As verdict amounts rise, when does it become too much?

Is there such a thing as too much? Lawyers, parties in litigation and especially insurers are asking. Judges have to be wondering.
We’ve been seeing verdicts in ranges never before imaginable. Why? Here are possible reasons.
• Inflation in general. Not much to say about that.
• Unimaginable numbers in other ... (full story)

Akron gets civic boost at Hack N Akron 3.0

AKRON—The city of Akron will be holding its third all-day Hack N Akron event, hosted by Launch League on Saturday, Dec. 9. This reoccurring hackathon brings together more than 100 coders, designers, marketers, entrepreneurs, students, and civically-engaged individuals to participate in developing unique solutions to Akron&rsqu ... (full story)

Medina court erred by granting drug defendant’s motion to suppress

A Medina County trial court erred by granting a defendant’s motion to suppress evidence in a vehicle search despite unlawful detention, according to the 9th District Court of Appeals.
The state of Ohio appealed the suppression ruling in favor of Michael Bramley, who was indicted on a felony possession count.
Case summar ... (full story)

9th District remands Lorain Schools’ wrongful termination case

A Lorain City School District employee who engaged in inappropriate verbal and physical aggression toward a student should not have been terminated, the 9th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
Case summary shows that Aliceson B. Humphries was hired by the district in 1996. She was fired in 2016 while serving as the director ... (full story)